Saturday, November 14, 2009

In-game comments post: Virginia

Clemson won earlier, so this is now a must win. Let's hope our road woes are behind us. Go BC!


I will be online during the game but will probably not be leaving comments. Leave your thoughts and comments below.

132 comments:

BCNorCal07 said...

For the first time all year, the O-line shows up on the opening drive on the road. Montel really grinds out some yards to get to the goal-line and then a terrible pass from Shin. Uh oh.

eagleboston said...

Shinskie has got to learn to stop forcing the ball in double coverage, especially in the redzone. Throw the ball away and live to see another day.

It's brutal to move the ball at will and come away with zero points.

Groundhog said...

No worries, our defense has shown we can deliver punishing blows to the poor bastards on the chain crew.

Michelle said...

I'm never the guy complaining about espn360 commentators, but today these guys are really awful.

Eagle1 said...

Uggh. F-ing Dave!

BCNorCal07 said...

And wow, the defense is not good today.

eagleboston said...

The front 4 for BC are getting manhandled.

chicagofire1871 said...

I'm really hoping we can have a 3 score lead at the half. This game looks like it could be brutal to watch

eagleboston said...

Chicagofire,

Keep in mind, BC was only up 7-3 at half vs. Central Michigan.

BCNorCal07 said...

And now Shinskie has the yips. This is going to be an ugly first half.

chicagofire1871 said...

I guess the crucial word there was "hope". Eagleboston, you're right though about CMU, good point. At least that game opened up. This one just feels dead.

BCNorCal07 said...

Awesome job by Davis to stick with the coverage there and make the great play on the ball in the air!

NG21 said...

anyone have a link to the live game?

BCDoubleEagle said...

That Matt Ryan ESPN commercial was the highlight of this game so far.

BCNorCal07 said...

These announcers are pretty bad. NC State is not a decent defense.

chicagofire1871 said...

I'm reticent to keep running harris, given our back-up options, but that's what's working. Run it down their throats!

BCNorCal07 said...

Jesus Christ, Shinskie! Just run for it! Stop forcing these throws into multiple coverage! That should've been a second pick there. I am really not feeling good about this game.

Eagle1 said...

Awful. Poor play and stupidty are on display today.

eagleboston said...

Did he fair catch that? If he did not, how is that a penalty?

chicagofire1871 said...

Can someone explain to me why that was a personal foul? Was it helmet to helmet?

mod10aeagle said...

What is the logic of an empty backfield on 3rd and two when your running game is averaging 4 - 5 yards per carry?

Why was Bowman's hit a penalty? There was no fair catch signal, was there?

BCNorCal07 said...

Chicagofire, I totally agree. We really have a hot-hand offense. Our O-line isn't good enough to force balance down the defense's throat. Tranquill needs to realize what's working, especially on the 3rd and short plays, and rely on that.

BCNorCal07 said...

No fair catch. I have a feeling the refs didn't believe a hit could be that well-timed.

mod10aeagle said...

These idiots can't think of anything to talk about? Morons. How does one get that job?

mod10aeagle said...

I hate these slow starts by the offense.

BCNorCal07 said...

Great job by the defense there. Now the offense has to recover that rhythm from the first drive.

mod10aeagle said...

Maybe Shinskie could get a double espresso during the commercial?

chicagofire1871 said...

I thought they might resort to the Kiwanuka hit in '05, but I guess not.

eagleboston said...

BC dodges a bullet. Luke looked awesome on that series.

Scoreboard watching: North Carolina is up on Miami 7-0. I really fear for next week's "home" game at a half-empty Alumni. UNC has been on a tear the past few weeks.

BCNorCal07 said...

That was a nice third-down call there, especially against the blitz. An easy throw to McCluskey and a first down. Let's do it again!

chicagofire1871 said...

enough with the "back-up chain" jokes. It wasn't funny the first time and certainly isn't the 10th time!

BCNorCal07 said...

Oh
My
God

Colin, you have to catch that!

Eagle1 said...

It's official. God wants us to lose this game.

Matt said...

can someone tell the announcers there is an 'r' in laRmond,its not la-mond

Colin said...

I AM TRYING!

BCNorCal07 said...

Nice throw by Dave and a nice grab by Rich. Shinskie looks a lot more comfortable on this drive.

eagleboston said...

"Momma don't let your baby grow up to be on the chain gang."

My God, this guy needs to be fired ASAP.

Wow, great catch by Gunnell. Shinskie is warming up.

mod34b said...

is herzy not wearing yellow towel??? might be bad karma if he does not wear it..

BCNorCal07 said...

I was nervous about the delays there, but a good job by the offense taking their time to get the play called. Nice throw by Dave. FOR BOSTON!

eagleboston said...

JJ gets the Eagles on the scoreboard!

Eagle in Brighton said...

Def warming up.

BCNorCal07 said...

LOL Ron Prince

Eagle in Brighton said...

The delay on gamecast is killing me.

chicagofire1871 said...

haha, "BC trying to get the home crowd out of this game..." Do they really seem that into it??!! This ain't Blacksburg!

eagleboston said...

Tranq is calling a very good game today, gang.

BCNorCal07 said...

Shinskie is gonna get Gunnell killed.

Eagle1 said...

Harris is missing huge holes.

BCNorCal07 said...

Yeah, Tranq has been calling a pretty good game. The those two third-and-short calls were poor, but the move to really challenge UVa downfield in the passing game was really smart. Hopefully the offense can start executing a little better here.

ChrisB said...

I am sick of these announcers...I need to turn on Meter

eagleboston said...

I love Meter but he is always 2 minutes behind the video feed.

mod10aeagle said...

When Meter is a better alternative, you're in a very bad place. Muting the audio is the way to go.

BCNorCal07 said...

Man, I am sick of watching this defense. The line gets pushed back on nearly every run play.

BCNorCal07 said...

Holy crap, how do you not cover the flat receiver on 3rd and long?

mod10aeagle said...

The camera work is excrutiatingly awful. At no time can you see what's going on in the defensive backfield.

BCNorCal07 said...

Run DMC! When was the last time our D got a pick?

BCNorCal07 said...

Congrats to Montel on making it into quadruple digits rushing!

I forgot about Kuechely's pick against CMU, but when was the last time we had an interception against an ACC team?

mod10aeagle said...

God this is embarrassing. Just shoot them both.

eagleboston said...

Ugly, ugly first half. BC will get slaughtered a la Clemson and Va Tech if they play like this next week.

As it is, they will be lucky to get out of this game alive.

chicagofire1871 said...

Ok so at the half who's been worse? The 2 teams on the field or the 2 announcers in the booth?

mod10aeagle said...

That was worse than watching us get thrashed by Clemson and VaTech because this VA team is going nowhere, playing in front of a crowd that has already abandoned them. We should be rolling over them, instead we're playing the guys who have nothing to play for. Shades of the famous collapse against Syracuse four years ago (I think?).

campy said...

My first game watching on ESPN360. Every time they return from commercial, the picture goes black and I have to resize the window to return it. Anyone else?

chicagofire1871 said...

If you don't mess with the picture size it should return to full screen once the game restarts.

BCNorCal07 said...

Holy god! The one thing this defense is supposed to be good at is preventing long pass plays! We're playing Virginia! /facepalm

BCNorCal07 said...

Luke is good at life and backing the line.

ChrisB said...

Great speek by Luke....awesome

chicagofire1871 said...

JEEZ! Why are we always throwing on 3rd and short?!!

eagleboston said...

Run to the fricken first down marker!!! Man, that is my biggest pet peeve.

BCNorCal07 said...

Yeah, that's coming back.

mod10aeagle said...

So the halftime speech was, "Keep it up, fellas."

BCNorCal07 said...

"We're winning, aren't we?"

mod10aeagle said...

I think both teams are still stunned by what happened to the first string chains and chain ganger. No one seems all that into the game.

BCNorCal07 said...

Great, now these announcers are advocating flopping. Effing terrible.

eagleinexile said...

We got the "C" team for officials, no catch and a bad spot, WTF? And what's with the homer announcers? that was clear as day

eagleboston said...

I wonder if on obvious passing downs, they should take McLaughlin out and put in a faster linebacker? He's just not quick enough to go into pass coverage.

mod10aeagle said...

Finally, the truth! "We're just a couple of knuckleheads who found a couple of microphones."

chicagofire1871 said...

"we're just a couple of knuckleheads who found a microphone"....yeah you could say that again!

chicagofire1871 said...

haha mod 10 you said it!

eagleinexile said...

I'm not an Official, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last ngiht

Eagle in Brighton said...

Gunnell fair catches everything. Would it hurt to return one of those punts?

BCNorCal07 said...

Too many drops.

BCNorCal07 said...

I love how these announcers don't even know football rules. Face-guarding is no longer a foul guys.

mod10aeagle said...

'Skie gettin' hot at Jarvis for not running the right route. Are these guys on drugs today? WTF?

mod10aeagle said...

Tranquil ... izer

BCNorCal07 said...

This is pathetic. Not a single positive play for the offense on this drive. The receivers let their QB down and then he made a couple bad throws before that sack. Ugh. Try some run plays.

BCNorCal07 said...

Got bailed out there.

eagleboston said...

Shinskie is way high on nearly every pass. Shouldn't the QB coach give him some pointers on mechanics?

No way BC wins next week against UNC. No way.

mod10aeagle said...

This is the worst-played D1 football game I've ever seen! Thank God I'm going to the hockey game v. Vermont in 15 minutes.

Eagle in Brighton said...

Shit.

This is like a completely different team on the road. Boggles the mind.

BCNorCal07 said...

ACC football! It's great!

This game is pathetic. We've been trying to give this game away all day and Shinskie finally succeeded. The play-calling and execution in the second-half have been awful. Blegh.

chicagofire1871 said...

BC's defense must want to smack Shinskie for that.

BCNorCal07 said...

This feels like the 06 Miami game in ever way.

eagleboston said...

Un-flippin'-believable!!

What is it with BC and the road?

And Atl predicted a 17 point victory.

eagleinexile said...

I'd be happy with "a" victory. This feels like the ND game where we played like dog squeeze in the 2nd half and gave it away.

Eagle in Brighton said...

Man up Dave.

BCNorCal07 said...

Shinskie is 1 for 7 in the second half for 1 yard with a pick-six. Time to change something, Tranq.

chicagofire1871 said...

So is BC offering any ticket packages to the Nut Bowl yet?

eagleboston said...

Shinskie does not have it on the road. Put in Marscovetra. I'm serious. If you cannot score more than 7 points against this UVA team after 3 quarters, you need to mix things up.

BCNorCal07 said...

I'm with you, eagleboston. Shinskie is rattled and making poor decisions and poor throws. He looks uncomfortable in the pocket and refuses to take easy, underneath throws. Take him out, run it with Harris, and give Marsco some easy throws.

Eagle in Brighton said...

Abysmal.

UNC looks like a force to reckoned with, by the way.

BCNorCal07 said...

And the trademark "here, take these yards" pass defense is back.

eagleinexile said...

This is pathetic. A complete lack of focus and execution by both the players and coaches. I am looking forward to UNC simply because it's at home.

BCNorCal07 said...

And that's why you give Montel the football.

eagleboston said...

I guess these last 3 games don't really matter. Clemson is clearly on a mission and is not going to lose to this crappy Virginia team. If we can't get to the ACC CG, then a 6-5 BC team really does not get a better bowl opportunity than a 9-3 team. I know that seems crazy, but it's true.

BCNorCal07 said...

Wow, these announcers don't even realize that Haden isn't on the team anymore.

And good lord, don't throw the ball anymore.

Matt said...

ha haden hasn't seen much action today. good research

Groundhog said...

just. run. the. ball.

eagleboston said...

Go for it!

BCNorCal07 said...

If this stands as 4th down, they better effing go for it. Just have Dave lean forward.

BCNorCal07 said...

Ballsy. Nice lean Dave!

eagleinexile said...

How the F do you review this?

Groundhog said...

the ol' vinny testaverde special. god i hope this stands.

Eagle in Brighton said...

Gimme that.

eagleboston said...

Spaz, impersonating Jags, going for it twice on 4th down!!

BlockParty said...

thank god they went for it. we should be destroying this shitty team.

eagleboston said...

"That's my boys up front!"

BCNorCal07 said...

I love that our defense is incapable of defending curls and square-outs.

BCNorCal07 said...

Yet somehow our D gets a stop. I never know how they do it, but somehow they manage to get stops. I'll take it.

eagleinexile said...

They got that stop because UVA is playing like dog squeeze!

eagleboston said...

Kuechley definitely interfered on that play, but, hey, we can always use a break on the road.

Now let's feed Montel the ball and run this thing out. The last thing we need is a Shinskie Pick 6

ChrisB said...

first down; come one, run this one out.

ChrisB said...

gutless; but then again, I'd be screaming if Shinskie threw it and had another pick6

BCNorCal07 said...

Scoreboard watching:
-Miami is down six at UNC early in the 4th.
-Stanford is pummeling USC in LA.
-South Carolina is hanging tough with Florida, down 3 in the 3rd.
-Iowa is making it a game in the 'Shoe, down 7 in the 4th.

Interesting day. Let's hope Miami pulls out the victory and UNC is a little demoralized next weekend.

chicagofire1871 said...

This prevent stuff is gutwrenching

Bravesbill said...

Prevent defense is horrible. WTF? I hate Spaz.

ChrisB said...

Is that LUke Shit

Groundhog said...

can you challenge when you have no timeouts?

Jim said...

How can you challenge with no TOs?

Bravesbill said...

In the NFL you can't In college I believe you can.

ChrisB said...

too bad, suckers

Eagle in Brighton said...

Ugly, ugly game.

But I'll take the W.

Let's hope our boys get some rest this week before UNC.

SM said...

we won, amazing!

Eagle1 said...

Shitty, but I'll take it.