Friday, September 4, 2009

One Day to Game Day

We are almost there, less than 24 hours away from the 2009 Boston College Football season opener vs. Northeastern. I am glad it is finally here and it couldn't have come fast enough after this brutal offseason the Eagles have had. Amid the firing of our coach, hiring of Coach Spaz, a rash of injuries, having our stud DTs drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, losing our best player to cancer, the transfer of our only QB with experience and the bringing in of a 25 year old former minor league pitcher to compete for that QB job, the season is FINALLY here. Here are some links to keep you in the loop before the season starts:

HD posted all of the injury reports released by ACC teams for this opening weekend. Not surprisingly none of them come anywhere near the severity of the Eagles one.
For those of you who don't like links:


LB Will Thompson (shoulder) - OUT

LB Mike McLaughlin (Achilles) - OUT

FB James McCluskey (Achilles) - OUT

WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee) - OUT

DT Kaleb Ramsey (ankle) - DOUBTFUL

OT Rich Lapham (neck) - DOUBTFUL

FB Alexander DiSanzo (shoulder) - QUESTIONABLE

QB Dave Shinskie (rib) - PROBABLE

The students will be out in full force tomorrow, not only in their normal bring "gold" superfan shirts but also wearing eye black in honor of Mark Herzlich. I for one can't wait to give Herzy a standing ovation tomorrow but what the students are doing is going to awesome.

TOB and crew laid a HUGE egg on national TV in front of the whole world to open the season. I am disappointed that it makes the ACC look worse but I couldn't feel anymore "pride" in South Carolina for absolutely schooling TOB. Go Gamecocks (for one night anyway).

Great article this morning by Ron Borges about Spaz and him finally getting a real chance to coach the Eagles. I couldn't be happier that a true BC guy like Coach Spaz is actually getting a chance to be a head coach rather than some puppet looking for to boost his resume.

The Eagles got a big boost yesterday when Red-Shirt freshman Alexander DiSanzo was back at practice. He is still listed as questionable (as you can see above) but it is good to see its possible he could play especially due to the lack of depth we have there no with all the injuries.

The Globe actually has a great article on Steve Aponavicius and his legacy of being the fan who made the team to his earning the starting kicking role this year after not even being sure if he would be asked back for a 5th year.

Good article in Colin Larmond's home newspaper about his story and his rise to the top of the depth chart here at BC.

Now we are down to 22 hours and counting and I know Eagle Nation couldn't be more excited because of the tumultuous offseason. GO EAGLES!


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