October 24, 2007

Virginia Tech: Taylor Still On The Table

Virginia Tech starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is still nursing a right ankle sprain, making him questionable for Thursday night's show-me-what-you-got ACC matchup with No. 2 Boston College. The Eagles are therefore preparing for both Taylor, a freshman, and former starter Sean Glennon, who will retake the reins if Taylor is not okay to play on Thursday. The problem is that these two QBs could not be more different in playing style, which effects offensive play calling and defensive prevention schemes. That's why Glennon got yanked in the first place.

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October 04, 2007

Boston College: Smith All Set

For the first time since training camp, running back Jeff Smith practiced in pads on Tuesday. The sophomore had been dealing with long-lingering effects of a concussion he suffered six weeks ago, and had begun to doubt whether he would ever play again. But play he will, as Smith should be ready to go on Saturday when the No. 7 Eagles take on Bowling Green. And that's good news for head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who had tabbed Smith as his primary kickoff returner and go-to running back. With the bulk of the ACC season still to come, there's plenty of time for Smith to fulfill his prophecy.

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September 27, 2007

Boston College: Falling Eagles

As Saturday's game against the second-best team in the FCS inches closer, No. 12 Boston College is not pleased with the number of players that will be unavailable this weekend. UMass does not exactly rhyme with Appalachian State, but the comparison remains valid as the Minutemen attempt to upend the Eagles in Chestnut Hill on Saturday. Among those likely unable to help keep the FCS program from the upset will be running backs Jeff Smith and L.V. Whitworth, fullback James McCluskey, defensive end Nick Larkin, defensive tackle Brady Smith, linebacker Mike Morissey, safety Wes Davis, cornerback Roderick Rollins and kicker Billy Bennett.

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August 30, 2007

BC: Can't Hide Them Much Longer

Head coach Jeff Jagodzinski has been put through the ringer in his first weeks in Chestnut Hill, watching player after player go down with injuries of varying degrees, but he's insisting that everyone will be ready for Saturday's game. On the injury front, the first-year coach is happy to discuss Brian Toal's status, as the linebacker is taking a medical redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery, but other than that, it's on us to figure out exactly who among the ailling will be pacing the sidelines on Saturday. And the list isn't particularly short.

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