|BC LB Nick Clancy named All-ACC first team by coaches||12.05.12 at 11:09 am ET|
Boston College linebacker Nick Clancy was named to the All-ACC first team as voted on by the league’s 12 coaches, the ACC announced Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Alex Amidon and offensive tackle Emmett Cleary were named to the second team.
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and punter Gerald Levano earned honorable mention.
Last week, Clancy and Amidon were named first-team All-ACC by the league’s media, while Cleary was named to the second team and Pierre-Louis and Levano received honorable mention.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named Player of the Year by the coaches, beating out North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard and Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Boyd also was named Offensive Player of the year, while Florida State defensive end Bjoern Wener was named Defensive Player of the Year. Miami running back Duke Johnson is the league’s Rookie of the Year. Duke’s David Cutcliffe was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
This is the first year the league has had the coaches select an all-star team.
|BC’s Nick Clancy ACC Linebacker of Week||11.19.12 at 2:22 pm ET|
Boston College senior Nick Clancy was named ACC Linebacker of the Week on Monday for his performance in Saturday’s 30-23 overtime loss to Virginia Tech.
Clancy, a 6-foot-3, 232-pounder from Plainfield, Ill., records 20 tackles (17 solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss, with two pass breakups.
Clancy is the league’s leading tackler with 127 in 11 games. He is the only ACC player this season with 20 tackles in a game, reaching the milestone twice. He recorded a career-high 24 tackles (14 solo) at Northwestern on Sept. 15, which led to his first ACC Linebacker of the Week award.
Boston College (2-9, 1-6 ACC) visits NC State (6-5, 2-4) on Saturday afternoon.
|Nick Clancy named ACC Linebacker of the Week||09.17.12 at 1:15 pm ET|
Boston College senior Nick Clancy earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors after recording a career-high 24 tackles (14 solo) in Saturday’s 22-13 loss to Northwestern.
Clancy, a 6-foot-3, 232-pounder from Plainfield, Ill., recorded the second-highest single-game tackle total in school history. Frank Chamberlain (1999, vs. Syracuse), Stephen Boyd (1994, vs. Virginia Tech) and Tom McManus (1991, vs. Rutgers) share the record of 25.
Clancy, whose previous single-game high was seven, leads the ACC in tackles (43) and tackles per game (14.3) through three games this season.
|Setting the Scene from the Heights: Eagles-Hurricanes||09.01.12 at 3:30 pm ET|
CHESTNUT HILL — The post-Luke Kuechly era begins today at Alumni Stadium as the Eagles play host to the Miami Hurricanes on national television.
Kuechly – a perennial All-American linebacker – was taken ninth overall by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of April’s NFL Draft, choosing to come out after his junior season.
This will mark the first time in four years that someone other than Kuechly will man the middle linebacker position. Nick Clancy – a 6-foot-3 232-pound senior will get the chance.
Another notable name will be the press box for the season opener as former Colts general manager Bill Polian is taking in the game. Polian was fired by Colts owner Jim Irsay after last season’s 2-14 season in Indianapolis.
There is a brand new turf down on the field at Alumni Stadium as a state-of-the-art Astroturf was installed in the spring. The new surface is something called. “AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D60H.”
The Hurricanes won 15 straight between 1985 and 2006 but the Eagles have won the last two games by a combined score of 52-31, including last season’s 24-17 win in Miami.
This is the first time BC has opened a season against Miami since 1993 when the Hurricanes came away with a 23-7 win at Alumni Stadium.
Neither team is ranked in the national polls to start the season as the game also opens ACC play for both schools. BC is once again in the Atlantic division while Miami resides in the Coastal division.
The key to the Boston College offense will be the right arm of quarterback Chase Rettig. Last year, during a 4-8 campaign, Rettig completed 170 of 317 passes fro 1,960 yards, throwing for 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
The are two Patriots scouts on hand as well as scouts from the Giants and Jets.
|BC’s final preseason scrimmage ends on high note||08.23.12 at 12:35 pm ET|
Second-year QB Josh Bordner hooked up with junior wideout Johnathan Coleman for a 13-yard touchdown pass, ending the Eagles’ fourth and final scrimmage on Wednesday positively.
Last season’s starting QB Chase Rettig connected on seven of his 13 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Rettig hit Bobby Swigert with a 50-yard bomb on the opening drive. The junior quarterback passed for 1,960 yards last season.
“The defense was in a cover-2, and he had the middle read,” Rettig said, according to a school release. “It worked out well. He ended up making a good run and catch.”
Bordner finished 4-for-1o with 36 yards and the touchdown connection which happened in the overtime simulation.
Senior wideout Colin Lamond Jr. led all receivers with 61 yards on three catches while Swigert followed up with two receptions, 58 yards and a touchdown.
Tahj Kimble led the scrimmage in rushing with 26 yards on seven carries. Mike Javorski and Ted Davenport each had five carries, while Paul Maglio rushed for 11 yards on three carries.