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The Boston College Eagles football team is projected to play in the 2012 Military Bowl, according to Phil Steele's latest bowl projections. The commentator has them ranked No. 8 and facing off against Army.
That would be great news for Eagles fans, given the team's recent history. They finished a disappointing 4-8 in the 2011 season, with a 3-5 ACC record. There have been big changes in the 2012 offseason, including a new offensive coordinator and five other new coaches. In less constructive news, the team saw the school's leading all-time rusher, Montel Harris, dismissed from the team for repeated rule violations. Steele's football previews are widely read and respected, so his bowl game projection for the Eagles just may give their fans something to look forward to in the 2012 season.
The Boston College Eagles reportedly got a three-star linebacker commitment for the 2013 class from Cory Jasudowich (Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, Conn.). (via Justin Rowland's Twitter)
Jasudowich (6-2, 235) is the fourth ranked recruit in the state of Connecticut by Rivals. He also had offers from Connecticut, Maryland, UMass and Temple.
On Monday, an article was published on Rivals with comments from Jasudowich about how he felt about the Eagles.
"BC is definitely standing out to me. I'm going to see what happens with Penn State, Maryland, Temple and everybody and keep those options open and I'll decide from there."
"BC is definitely on the top of my list right now. The moment I got to that campus I fell in love with it and the coaches are unbelievable and I can picture myself at that school. I'm still going to wait it out a few more days and then decide." (via Rivals)
The article also expected a decision within weeks from Jasudowich but he has apparently decided not to wait that long.
The leading rusher in Boston College football history could finish his career at Temple.
Montel Harris, dismissed from the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday due to a repeated violation of team rules, could transfer to the Temple Owls to finish his remaining year of eligibility, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.
Harris rushed for 3,735 yards and 27 touchdowns with Boston College before being thrown off the team. He was named the ACC's 2011 Preseason Player of the Year, but underwent arthroscopic knee surgery early in the season and only played two games. He returned from the injury to practice once during spring sessions, but complained of soreness and shut it down for the remainder of the spring.
Harris has played four years of college football, but received a medical hardship waiver for a fifth year of eligibility.
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Montel Harris has been dismissed from the Boston College Eagles football team after repeated violation of team rules, a press release from the school confirmed. Despite his release, Frank Spaziani, the Eagles' head coach, said that he is grateful for Harris.
"Montel Harris has been permanently dismissed from our football team due to a repeated violation of team rules," Spaziani said. "We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits."
Harris is the school's all-time leading rusher, having racked up 3,735 rushing yards and 27 career touchdowns on 787 carries. Last season, Harris only played in two games, as he never fully recovered from a knee injury that required surgery in the offseason. Harris was 867 rushing yards away from the ACC's all-time leading rusher Ted Brown (4,602 yards).
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Montel Harris, the leading rusher in Boston College football history, has been kicked off the team for a repeated violation of team rules.
It's no contest: Chase Rettig is still the starting quarterback of the Boston College Eagles. Rettig struggled through the spring game, but that wasn't enough to change the mind of Eagles coach Frank Spaziani.
Boston College football holds its annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA. Admission to the game is free and parking will be available.
Luke Kuechly, formerly of the Boston College Eagles, will join several of his former teammates to work out in front of scouts at Boston College Football Pro Day, which begins at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday at Alumni Stadium.
Boston College's football 2012 schedule was released on Monday afternoon, and the Eagles are slated to host Miami, Maine, Clemson, Maryland, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA this coming season.
Montel Harris is continuing to feel the effects of his offseason knee surgery prior to last season, as the fifth-year senior back will not participate in Boston College Eagles spring football practice which began last Saturday, said Frank Spaziani.
Harris took part in the Eagles' first practice this past weekend, but complained about discomfort and re-aggrivated his left knee injury. Playing it safe, Spaziani has decided to pull the plug on Harris for now and give him more time to recover.
Last season, Harris missed the first three games while continuing to recover, but did return for BC's games against Massachusetts and Wake Forest. However, the Eagles star back couldn't get back to full health and missed the rest of the season. In the offseason, Harris was granted an additional year of eligibility via medical hardship waiver.
Harris is the Eagles' all-time leading rusher with 3,735 rushing yards and 27 scores.
The recent coaching staff changes for the Boston College football team have reflected a discord with the program's leadership as they head into the main portion of the offseason facing many questions about their ability to compete.
Boston College signed 16 recruits to letters of intent on Wednesday, highlighted by two four star players. The signees come from six different states and one player from Canada.
Linebacker Steven Daniels (Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA) and offensive lineman Win Homer (Christchurch School, Christchurch, VA) headline the class. Boston College picked up eight recruits on either side of the football, including four linebackers, the most recruits for a single position.
Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani expressed his enthusiasm for the class, "There are few things that excite the fan base more than thinking about the recruiting class and how it's going to affect the football program. I can tell you this, we're very excited about the 16 that we've signed. This is our third [year] of being in the program, having the full cycle of recruiting and evaluating and bringing young men in."
The class ranked 71st overall (and 11th of 12 ACC schools), according to Scout.com, but Spaziani was quick to note that there are multiple ways to evaluate a recruiting class, and referenced that Boston College has more players (6) than any other school playing in this Sunday's Super Bowl.
CHESTNUT HILL - Mike Poidomani has been hired by the Boston College football team as the new Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning, Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani announced on National Signing Day this Wednesday.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mike Poidomani back to the Boston College football family," said Spaziani. "Boston College has always been known for its tough, strong, hard-nosed brand of football. Mike has a proven track record of success in producing those results."
Poidomani served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Boston College from 1996 through 2002 and replaces Jason Loscalzo, who joined the Washington State University coaching staff in a similar position this offseason. Poidomani had served as the director of strength and conditioning and the owner of MJP Stregnth and Conditioning since 2010, where over 350 athletes in football, baseball, softball and hockey have trained.
"Coach Spaz and I talked about accountability, training tough and training smart, and a hard-nosed approach to football," said Poidomani. "My philosophy is to be relentlessly accountable to our physical development. We want to be a highly conditioned team that wins the fourth quarter. I've always believed in creating a culture of working hard and having fun while we're doing it."
Boston College's football team is coming off a disappointing 4-8 season (3-5 ACC).
CHESTNUT HILL - Boston College's football team welcomed 16 new members during a press conference at the Yawkey Athletics Center in Chestnut Hill, MA on National Signing Day, which was on Wednesday. The Eagles' class of 2016 consists of eight offensive players and eight defensive players representing six states and two countries.
"Obviously its an important day for college football teams," said Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani, who is entering his fourth year at the helm. "[It's] significant, and we'll find out in four or five years how important it was and how good it was.We're excited today about our signees, we have 16 of them."
On offense, the Eagles added three offensive linemen -- Jim Cashman, Win Homer and Frank Taylor -- while adding three wide receivers --- Marcus Grant, Harrison Jackson, Karim Zoungrana -- and two tight ends -- Dan Crimmins and Mike Giacone.
Defensively, the Eagles added four linebackers -- Steven Daniels, Tim Joy, Mike Strizak and Bobby Wolford -- while bringing on three defensive backs -- David Dudeck, Bryce Jones and Just Simmons. In addition, defensive end Malachi Moore will also join Boston College, rounding out the recruiting class.
"There are few things that excite the fan base more than thinking about the recruiting class and how it's going to affect the football program," said Spaziani. "I can tell you this, we're very excited about the 16 that we've signed. This is our third [year] of being in the program, having the full cycle of recruiting and evaluating and bringing young men in."
Boston College's recruiting class this year is ranked No. 72 overall in the nation by Scout.com. The Eagles did not land any Scout100 or Rivals100 players, nor did they sign any five-star recruits, but they did come away with two four-star recruits, 10 three-star recruits and four two-star recruits. Spaziani, however, isn't focused on the stars.
"I know there's a lot of ways to evaluate a recruiting class," he said. "There's ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 24/7 and who knows what else is out there that gets recruits stars, I think it's from one to five. There a lot of other ways to evaluate a recruiting class."
Spaziani was quick to note the success of Boston College's recruiting in the past, noting that the school has six graduates playing for either the New England Patriots or New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
"A couple of other things I would point out is that we have six players on the Super Bowl roster," Spaziani said. "I think it's the most of any college out there."
Boston College will now have all of the spring and summer to integrate their 16 new recruits as it prepares for the 2012 season. The Eagles finished last season with a disappointing 4-8 overall record and a 3-5 mark in conference play.
Boston College's football program announced its Class of 2016 on Wednesday afternoon, adding 16 new recruits to the program. Among the new recruiting class, six different states are represented as well as one Canadien province. BC added eight offensive players while adding seven players on defense. Here's the recruiting class, via BCEagles.com.
Boston College Football - Class Of 2016
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
Jim Cashman Offensive Line 6-7 275 Haddonfield Memorial HS/Haddonfield, N.J.
Dan Crimmins Tight End 6-5 220 Demarest HS/Closter, N.J.
Steven Daniels Linebacker 6-0 225 Worcester Academy/Cincinnati, Ohio
David Dudeck Strong Safety 6-0 195 The Hun School/Princeton, N.J.
Mike Giacone Tight End 6-5 246 St. Peters Prep/Jersey City, N.J.
Marcus Grant Wide Receiver 6-2 190 Lawrence Academy/Carver, Mass.
Win Homer Offensive Line 6-5 245 Christchurch School/Christchurch, Va.
Harrison Jackson Wide Receiver 6-2 181 Loudoun Valley HS/Round Hill, Va.
Bryce Jones Cornerback 5-11 160 Cleveland Heights HS/University Heights, Ohio
Tim Joy Linebacker 6-2 215 Chelmsford HS/Chelmsford, Mass.
Malachi Moore Defensive End 6-6 240 Pope John XXIII/Hackettstown, N.J.
Justin Simmons Defensive Back 6-3 175 Martin County HS/Stuart, Fla.
Mike Strizak Linebacker 6-2 228 Don Bosco Prep/Fair Lawn, N.J.
Frank Taylor Offensive Line 6-3 285 Archbishop Wood/Warrington, Pa.
Bobby Wolford Linebacker 6-3 232 Bishop Kenny HS/Jacksonville, Fla.
Karim Zoungrana Wide Receiver 6-0 183 Champlain-Lennoxville/
Max Holloway became the second member of the Boston College Eagles to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, according to a press release from the school on Thursday. Luke Kuechly, who played three seasons at BC and is the school's all-time leading tackler, also declared for the draft last Friday evening.
"I love Boston College, and I have earned my degree," Holloway said in a statement. "I'm excited about moving on to the next chapter in my life."
Holloway was fourth on the team in tackles last season, totaling 47 (29 solo, 18 assists) and had eight tackles for a loss, one interception, two pass deflections and 2.5 sacks. Holloway played in all 12 games and would have been a fifth-year season had he chose to return.
Doug Martin, the former head coach and offensive coordinator for the Kent State Golden Flashes football team, has been hired by the Boston College Eagles to be the new football offensive coordinator, according to Boston College.
Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the winner of the Butkus Award, presented annually to the best linebacker in college football, on Sunday.