BC stays on even keel despite bumpy road

Eagles focus on Navy, not distractions

December 29, 2006|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Sun reporter

Charlotte, N.C. -- First, they swallowed a familiar pill, as their strong credentials failed to elevate them to a more prestigious postseason game. Then, their head coach took over at a rival school within their own conference.

Yet, even as he conceded the month of December has been full of challenging distractions to the Boston College football team, Eagles junior linebacker Jolonn Dunbar said he and his teammates are too determined to make another winning statement on the field to allow any outside influence to sway them.

Navy vs. No. 23 Boston College Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C., tomorrow, 1 p.m., ESPN, 1090 AM, 1430 AM, 1500 AM Line: Boston College by 6

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