Boston College Thursday Link Dump: Patchan to NFL Combine


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The days of college football games are few during a calendar year, but the season never really ends. Between recruiting and preparing for the next level, there’s always something going on in the Boston College Eagles football program. One of our players will be doing the latter.

Football: Matt Patchan Invited to 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Last year was the first time in a long time that Boston College went 0-for-the-Draft. It already seemed fairly likely that players/Heisman finalists like Andre Williams would start a new streak this year, but it looks like other Eagles will be getting a look. Right now, offensive lineman Matt Patchan is that guy.

Patchan is a prime example of hard work paying off, as well as a change of scenery doing wonders to revitalize a football career. He impressed this season and has the tools to succeed; a strong performance at the Combine could get him onto some draft boards. If nothing else, it looks more and more likely that he’ll get some sort of chance in the NFL regardless of draft status. We’ll wish him good luck in a few weeks. These are exciting times for Patchan.

Football: Season Report Card: Boston College Eagles

This writer gives Eagles football a “B” for their 2013 season. That’s a fair grade, and a hell of a lot better than what they would have gotten in 2012. The “A” for coaching is deserved, as a five-win jump is still one of the biggest Boston College has taken between two seasons in program history. It also correctly acknowledges that good recruiting is part of why the coaches get an “A.”

Hockey: No. 7 Providence To Host No. 2 Boston College

So, this is coming up tomorrow night. More to follow then, but a win here can really give Boston College a chokehold on Hockey East.

Hockey: Hobey Baker Fan Vote

This is a friendly reminder to vote for our Eagles, such as Johnny Gaudreau. It is currently led by St. Cloud State’s goalie, Ryan Faragher, who is having a nice season, but is not having a better season than Johnny and that’s a fact.

Baseball: Former Cal Poly, Blues standout Van Ostrand hired as Boston College baseball volunteer assistant

After what could reasonably be termed the worst season in program history, Birdball needs all the help it can get. The Eagles are bringing in a new volunteer coach. Van Ostrand was picked by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft.