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Friday, September 23, 2005

More Boston College Football News

Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter will be a game-time decision because of an ankle injury, BC coach Tom OBrien told The Boston Globe (as reported by MyrtleBeachOnline). More Porter news at The Globe and The Herald.

The Globe also has a lengthy article on BC recruit Rich Lapham of
Souhegan High School (N.H.), a 6'8", 315-pound lineman. Lapham could add to the list of former Eagles in the NFL one day; his uncle, Dave Lapham, played in the NFL for 10 seasons and his cousin, Brian Lapham, is a highly regarded senior lineman at Harvard University.

Regarding instant replay in the ACC, The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting:

ACC spokesperson Amy Yakola said that the replay official at the FSU-Boston College game only had access to the feed and camera angles of ESPN on Saturday.

If a main broadcast is not available, than the replay official will use the tape delay feed. Sun Sports is an example of a taped delay. And if there is no tape delay feed, the stadium's video board production will be used.

The question of what access the replay official has came into play Saturday night after FSU questioned a call that was upheld following review. Boston College was awarded the football on the 20-yard line after tailback Lorenzo Booker had the ball stripped the goal line by defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and the ball bounced out of the end zone. FSU coaches argued that it bounced off Kiwanuka's leg while he was out of bounds and it should have been FSU's ball.

I read on espn.com that an NFL scout said the athletic talent Kiwi showed on that single play would lead to an increase in pay he will receive as a "surefire" first round pick in the NFL. Wild, but probably deserved.

There is also a great story on Tony Gonzalez, former Framingham star, on how he was highly sought-after by the Red Sox... What could have been for him... But if he was busy winning a Series with the Sox, who would have caught the game-winning TD at Notre Dame last year?

...And this isn't football, but former BC Hockey defensive standout Andrew Alberts, now with the Boston Bruins organization, is profiled by the Metro West Daily News.
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Anonymous Tom said ... (9/23/2005 12:57:00 PM) : 

You know what everyone forgets about that play by Kiwanuka on Booker? There was a clipping penalty on Florida State way back at the 30 or 35 yard line that BC declined when we got the ball back. If the ball went off an out-of-bounds Kiwi, it would NOT have been FSU's ball at the 1. We would've accepted the penalty and the ball would've gone back to FSU back at the 30-35 yard line. The announcers completely ignored the penalty after the ruling was made, claiming the only possibilities were BC's ball at the 20 or FSU's ball at the 1, which was impossible. Anyway...


Blogger BC Eagle said ... (9/23/2005 02:57:00 PM) : 

Wow - I honestly had no idea about that at all... They did not even mention it in the cited article. When is ESPN going to sign you up for a journalism contract, Tom??


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