Saturday, September 01, 2012

In-game comments post: Miami

It's time! BC football is back. Hope is here. We have actually games to talk about instead of just speculate. And we finally have a chance to put 2011 behind us. I think we'll have a good start to the season and hopefully it will lead to a fun and surprising year. Enjoy the game and leave your comments and thoughts below.

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At 1:13 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Let's go Eagles 2012!

Hopefully, we will get some decent karma from the new UPS logistics ad breaking down the Flutie pass. Young Eagles, this was the greatest moment in BC football history just slightly ahead of Gordon's kick to knock off #1 ND.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

I tweeted this but for those who don't know, this is BC's own Bob Wischusen on the call. He probably won't show bias, but he is probably more familiar than most play-by-play guys.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Does anyone know the deal with the sledgehammer.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Great use of Spaz's first time out.

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

Still stuck watching the Syracuse-N'western game down here. INTERMINABLE!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

That was a nice start to the season.

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Dixie:

Have you tried ESPN3?

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Touchdown!!! First drive of the Martin era. Me like!

I missed the first minute. Did I hear right that BC already used up a timeout?

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

Not loading.... I am going to scream.

Just 1:30 left in the other stupid game.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Dixie Eagle,

I found the game on WatchESPN

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Ball is bouncing our way so far this season.

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Rositano fumble and the tipped completed pass are two plays where we've lucked out. I'll take it.

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

At the game. He must have lost the ball in the Sun. It is wicked sunny today.

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

They look GREAT. This is Awesome.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

BTW the new field looks great on TV.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Amidon is killing me. Rettig looks fantastic though

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

Thanks, eagleboston; Won't load for some reason..blacked out, maybe. Just 26 seconds left now...

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Sinkovec is the secret weapon!

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

I see that BC's kick coverage problems haven't been corrected yet.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Kick-off return coverage is still a problem.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

This is the type of BC football we all love.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Scoreboard watching: Future BC opponent Northwestern comes back to defeat Syracuse on the road. At least this year, it appears we have an offense that can keep up with their high-scoring squad.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

More fun in the last 10 minutes than the entire last season.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Defense needs to tighten-up. 14 points is not a huge lead.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Knucklehead:

How full is Alumni? Looks pretty good on TV.

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

BC's defense is so slow. If any Miami player gets the ball in space, it's an easy 10 yards.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

This no-huddle is killing BC. Defense not looking in sync. It seems like with BC, either the offense is stellar or the defense, but never both at the same time. Frustrating.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

We need to get more pressure on Morris.

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

OK, Rettig and Company know they have to boost the young defense. I would like to see them go back to the run like the first drive. Wear the defense down, bilk some time, keep the Miami offense off the field.

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger AlbanyEagle said...

10 yard cushion off receivers continues to hurt us.

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

that was bad. Rettig waited too long and they just read his eyes.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Classic Eagles.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, they should have listened to me. Run the flipping football down their throats!!!!

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Chris Marino said...

Quick question ... where is Appiah? He's not on depth chart and haven't seen him play.

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Well that was fun while it lasted.

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger AlbanyEagle said...

Ugh.

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

at least BC is still being aggressive after the turnover.

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, hell, don't listen to me. Rettig is hitting his marks this drive.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

That hurt

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

MMason, where are you?

This one is gonna be another nail-biter. Time to dust off the blender.

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

We need a defensive stop here. C'mon Eagles!

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Stunning factoid - BC has not won a conference opener since '07. Has it really been that long?

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

that's a rough holding call. was a nice strip and takedown of Morris.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Lot of missed tackles on Johnson's TD run.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

The defense is absolutely pathetic. Can't tackle and are way too slow.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, now we will see if BC can play from behind. Spaz better not take a knee if we have over a minute to go in the half. I will have a coronary.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger harrow said...

That is because we have MAC talent now besides a few players. miami speed makes BC look like they are in cement. Miami has made adjustments, lets see if we do or is it same old spaz.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Can't blame the offense. Nearly 300 yards in the first half!!! Who would have thunk?

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

If anything, I'm having fun. Go BC!

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

It's real clear where the weak link is and it's not the O coordinator this year.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Amidon the star of the offense so far.

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Alex Amidon is going to be exhausted after this game.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

I love that playaction call on 3rd and 1. That never would have happened the last few years.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger harrow said...

It is fun though, great play calling, our receivers need work.

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Damn receivers!! 4 easy drops. We really miss Swigert and Pantale

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Consider that the defense is absolutely putrid, BC is going to need to finish these drives. These bonehead mistakes are killing them.

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

We have now scored in one half, what the offense of the past few years averaged in an entire game. Amazing.

Now the defense absolutely cannot allow Miami to score before half.

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger JD said...

What is the story with Larmond? Not a lot of run today

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Hold on wha? BC called a timeout to try to get the ball back? Has Spaz been abducted by aliens?

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Too bad Spazoo burned that timeout early. We could have used it to preserve some time for our offense.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

You gotta have a better defense play call than that if you're going to call a timeout.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Get some flipping pressure on the QB!!!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Prevent defense sucks

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Thank you!

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Looks like BC needs to emphasize fumbling drills this week in practice.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger harrow said...

And there it is, the kneel.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

What the hell play call was that? Either pass the ball or take a damn knee.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Spaz wasts timeouts and takes a knee at half. Those are the types of things that will hurt regardless of who the OC is.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

And by the way, what the hell is up with this word verification nonsense? Half the time you can't make out the letters and if you can, the numbers are faded and fuzzy. If I get another words don't match message, I'm gonna break something.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Bravesbill:

I have no idea about the word verification. It's a google thing.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Yeah I know. It gets frustrating sometimes. I have a mini celebration each time I can get the verification right on the first try.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

What do people think? Down 1 at half, wish we were up. Offense, if you take out the Rettig mistake was excellent. Pass protection the best in years. Great holes for the runners. Rettig looks great, too many drops by the receivers. Defense really struggling, although if you take out the Rettig INT, its BC 20- Miami 14. Too many costly penalties by both units.

I think this game is coming down to a Rettig 2-minute drill or the converse, Miami driving for the win against our defense. Already on the edge of my seat for the second half.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Can't criticize Spaz for taking a knee with 20 seconds left and 50 yards away from the redzone. Stoops, Myer, Saban all would have done the same thing. I can somewhat question question running on first down instead of going to the air.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Even with the INT, that's Rettig's best half at BC. Without the drops, we are ahead.

Defense needs work and bring more pressure.

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger Wesley said...

sledgehammer replaced the bat from last year , of "protecting the house"

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Wesley said...

we are missing Pantale & Swigert..But our O line may be the best i've seen in 4+ years. Ageinst we well thought of D Line
Need a little help on D ( we sure miss Luke)

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

293 yards in the first half!

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Rettig is making NFL type throws. Threading the needle.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

I didn't like the result, but good play call on 2nd and 4 by going deep. That will set-up the run later.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Coleman's never even played football. When did he learn to throw?

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Need the 3 points here. Good decision.

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Unfortunately, one thing that hasn't changed from last year is too many field goals in the redzone instead of TD's. Still, that's being a tad picky. This offense is much, much improved from the past 3 seasons. Same players, much different result. Hats off to Martin and Bollman.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

dropping 8 in coverage doesn't seem to bother Morris.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Way too much time...send damn pressure esp. in 3rd and long situations.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

BC needs to ditch the 3-man rush. It's killing them. McGovern, gotta dial up some pressure.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Wesley said...

back to back losing our starting DB's?

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Already enjoying watching this team WAY more than last year. Its exciting offense, it was extremely painful and boring last year

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Devitto has made some nice tackles out in the flats.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

that was a big stop on the 3rd down screen.

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Did Parsons step out of bounds? I would like to see a replay of that.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, it's unusual to score every time you have the ball on offense, but one gets the feeling that we need to score just to keep up with the Miami offense going against our depleted defense.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Well good night, the party's over.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

The difference between this year and last year is that we are not out of a game down 8 with 1 quarter to go. Unfortunately, another difference is that our defense cannot stop the opposing offense.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

That was another bad series and another drop.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

So depressing, so depressing. So unbelievably deflating.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

The difference this game has been that Miami has made adjustments on defense and BC has not.

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Bravesbill, the only obvious adjustment I see is to eliminate the 3-man rush (of course, we all want the 10 yard corner cushion gone, but that is not going to happen). The fact that 3 starters are out is a critical issue and you really cannot adjust for that.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

that's the game. glad we kept running!

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

What the f*&^ have we done to piss off the football gods????

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Those are the two glaring adjustments that need to be made but have not. It doesn't matter who the DBs are. They have no chance when Morris has forever to throw.

In speaking of which, look what happens when you do send pressure.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Now we need to go back to hurry up. Someone tell Spaz we need two scores.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger harrow said...

We aren't any good we don't have the players. The offense is much better and it is finally watchable, but we don't have the horses. Miami is very young but much more talented, they are taking it to us now. We have MAC level talent except for a few players. Unless we get some super innovative coach next year this is the future for the next 3 years until we get some talent, the last few recruiting classes were poor.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

As much as I despise Spaz, this game is not on him. Dropped passes, arm tackling, a tight end running out of bounds, fumbles, brutal penalties in key situations. The players are not executing tonight and it may cost us a conference game barring a Rettig miracle.

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Score should be BC 27 Miami 24

Dropped Miller TD Pass - minus 4pts

Rettig INT for TD - miuns 7 pts

Williams TURNOVER - minus 3 pts.

Frustrating.

First down runs the last three drives????

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger harrow said...

that being said we still have a chance in this game

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

How many foot injuries do we have now with Coleman going down.

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Jesus Christ

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

I repeat my question, what have we done to anger the football gods??

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

That's on Kimble. He was holding it was too carelessly.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger harrow said...

again, good teams don't do this, WE ARE NOT GOOD. 6 FUMBLES

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Well I'm done with this game. It's 2:50am out here. Good night to all.

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Harrow, good point. If we hold Miami to a field goal, we are down two TD's with aprox 8 minutes left. However, we will have to abandon the run.

 
At 6:25 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Jesus Christ.

They just played isolation football on us the entire second half. Like watching an NBA game.

 
At 6:25 PM, Blogger harrow said...

It is like a Miami home game, embarassing.

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Every Columbian drug lord in the area seems to be at the game supporting THE U.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

That's the game. We're now in last place in the Atlantic. ATL's worst case scenario, to our utter horror, is now in play.

The only hope is that we get Swigert and Pantale back to bolster the offense, but where is the hope with our defense?

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

I know the game is over, but I will be livid if we don't come out in the hurry up. At least try to make it interesting, Spaz.

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger harrow said...

I really wanted BC to win. I was shocked by the great play calling and play at the beginning of the game and it gave me hope. Howver, before this game, I thought we would lose by 20. Even with the great start, we are going to lose by about 20. Let's just face the facts, we don't have alot of good players. We are a middle of the pack MAC team at best. Ohio and Bowling Green would take us easy and they are well coached. As much as I want BC to win, its not happening until we get a new coach and a few seasons of recruits. Too many of us on these boards wear rose colored glasses. I am not this year that is why I am speaking the truth. The sooner we all realize the easier it will be, just don't expect BC to win this year and when we do win it will be that much sweeter.

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

That was DIRTY.

Touchdown. Onside kick. Touchdown.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Where is Appiah?

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

. . . Field goal

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger harrow said...

knucklehead nice racist comment, i was going to come to your defense the other day against bravesbill but i am glad i did not. you are what 34 years old and you are talking like a 19yo drunk. they beat us, they are better than us, we stink. i wish those fans were cheering for us, they our louder than are whole stadium.

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Offense has only managed 3 points this half. That is not getting it done. And we were so impressed in the first half.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Ugh, I was just about to leave my office and they score. Might have to stick around a bit more. Looks like Rettig could surpass the 400 yard mark this game.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

I don't trust Spaz with these timeouts.

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Not racist. They just look like and sound like Columbian drug lords. Trust me they are all around me.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

I am not 34 and I am not acting like a drunk.


Go Eagles. Beat the Columbian Neckties.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

There is chance here.

Get the ball back with 4 to go.

Score with 2 to go.

Onside kick and get the ball back for a FG with 1 minute to go.

They need to take the FG here though at least. Wonder if Spaz knows that.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

OK, that Flutie commercial is the magic we need.

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

This play needs to be for more than 5 yards. If they run something to get just FIVE yards the entire staff ought to be fired after the game.

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Depressing, though, that since that Flutie pass, Miami has absolutely and thoroughly dominated BC.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger harrow said...

knucklehead if you are at the game, then I will take your word

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

10 drops? My God when can Swigert return?

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

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At 6:55 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

TAKE THE FG. AGHHHH

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Rettig closing in on 450 yards passing. Telling stat - BC is 5-13 on 3rd downs.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

We are going to get screwed on the review.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Bullshit call

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Should have taken the three and not QB sneak.

Evans was in. Rettig was not.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger harrow said...

another spaz screwup, just go for the fg, we had a chance. he just doesn't get it.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Can't criticize him for going to the score. He was one flipping inch away from the TD. Also, if you get the field goal, you still have to obtain the on-side kick, score a TD, and then get the 2-point conversion. No guarantee with Freese on the filed goal either.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger harrow said...

spaz should resign tomorrow. we just got beat by a bunch of kids out of high school, TALENT rules, COACHING helps, we have neither.

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

The Yale coach did something similar against Harvard 4-5 years ago. He went for TD when he need FG and TD. He was replaced after the season for blowing THE GAME.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

Spaz is gone very soon.

The players are more the reason for the loss today though. 7-8 fumbles. No stops on third down. Dropped touchdown passes and drops in general.etc

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, I hate, hate, hate losing. But at least BC went down fighting, scored a lot of points, and played exciting football. They cannot allow 40 points by opponents. That must get corrected fast. But, 31 points by the offense, a new offense that is only going to get better and better with each week is cause for optimism.

Finally, the players need to execute better if they wish to win ACC games. Hang on to the football, grasp the perfectly thrown passes, stop arm tackling.

The 0-1 hole is depressing, but there was enough here to hold out hope. Spaz is red hot on the hot seat.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger knucklehead said...

This sounds like a joke but I am serious. We need to have our footwear evaluated. Too many foot and ankle injuries. Pierre Louis and Coleman today alone. Somemthing is going on there.

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger harrow said...

knuckle, it is under armour crap i believe. they just throw their name on a pair of junk shoes and people buy them. you would think one would stay with an established shoe company and their track record. we sold out for money.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger AlbanyEagle said...

17 points off turnovers: the pick 6, fumble led to TD, fumble led to FG.
Horrid.
But it WAS the most fun BC football in a long time!

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger vaso said...

Link scary maze game

 

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