Saturday, October 06, 2012

In-game comments post: Army

Despite all the potential for a trap game, I am not worried about our matchup with Army. Let's hope it is a nice solid victory. If the game doesn't go our way, readers venting their frustration in this post should be entertaining. Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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132 comments:

Knucklehead said...

Here are my thoughts on our game and a couple others.

http://saturdayblitz.com/2012/10/06/thoughts-three-predictions-florida-texas-boston-college/

ATL_eagle said...

What is the BC crowd like at the game?

Benjamin said...

Classic white on white.

Benjamin said...

Not a great first series.

Owen Kehoe said...

Well that was dumb

Benjamin said...

It'd be nice to see Noel have a good game. Hasn't really been effective yet this season.

Benjamin said...

Why are we playing bend don't break against a run team?

Big Jack Krack said...

Glad to see that Spaziani and McGovern had the team ready.

Big Jack Krack said...

If we don't score on this drive, I'll be surprised.

Benjamin said...

Dudeck getting it done.

Big Jack Krack said...

How is Army pressuring Rettig?

Benjamin said...

Rettig trying to force it because it was free play???

Benjamin said...

BJK,
on the sack, we got in our own way. Williams pushed the guard away.

ATL_eagle said...

Georgia Tech is going to kill us with this O.

Knucklehead said...

Our defense is emotionless.

TWO fumbles by Army and neither recovered.

dixieagle said...

I really hate our defensive "strategy". And the lack of execution.

mod34b said...

Our defense can't stop army.

Pathetic.

Just crazy that the defense sucks this bad

Benjamin said...

There was a blatant hold on that run. I'm not saying Army wasn't going to score, or that our D was going to stop them, but a hold there nonetheless.

Atl, you're right. GaTech running the option will be like a hot knife through butter. To be fair to butter, our defense will probably give more easily.

Big Jack Krack said...

When I go to Atlanta in a couple of weeks, I am considering not wearing my school colors - just regular clothes.

How pathetic is that?

eagleboston said...

This is the worst BC defense since the mid-90's.

Horrible!

eagleboston said...

Rettig is not very accurate today

Peanut said...

How many points do you think Stony Brook would put up against this D?

Benjamin said...

BJK,
I'd still wear the colors. Solidarity is even more important in trying times.

Benjamin said...

Eagleboston,
I agree. Looks all out of sorts today.

Peanut said...

Where's Spiffy? Not that I really care if he's playing or not, just interesting that he's not our return man. *scratches chin*

PS: I know this has been addressed before, but why are the "I'm not a robot" characters so goddamn hard? I'm on attempt #3. I think I got this one though....

Big Jack Krack said...

Of course you are right, Ben, but I am just expressing my total frustration and embarrassment.

Meanwhile, kudos to Army.

As an Army veteran, I am proud of them and their traditions.

Go BC - wake up, for crying out loud.

Peanut said...

Hey are the weird colors of the computer generated first down, line of scrimmage, and seemingly arbitrary "every 20 yard" line giving anyone else fits?

Big Jack Krack said...

What has happened to Noel this year?

dixieagle said...

Darn lucky on that play.

dixieagle said...

BJK... the Spaz funk is contagious.

Knucklehead said...

Nice

dixieagle said...

Wow!!! That makes me feel better.

Benjamin said...

Williams doing his best to break the Spaz funk.

eagleboston said...

That's got to be a school record for longest TD run.

An SEC defender would have run him down.

Big Jack Krack said...

What was our longest TD run in history? Troy Stradford 95 yards against Maryland in the mid-80"s?

That will help our rushing stats. :-)

Knucklehead said...

OK. Lets go now.

Benjamin said...

Rettig just comes out and throws a TD to Amidon. Make it happen

Big Jack Krack said...

Absolute gift but good play by Edibali.

Benjamin said...

God, Amidon is good.

Knucklehead said...

Big,
Army had two fumbles earlier that BC had and lost. It is evening out.

Peanut said...

Nice timeout! Love how Spaz acts mad after his ridiculous timeout calls.

Knucklehead said...

Yeaaaah.

Peanut said...

Jesus that play seemingly works every time. Love it.

Big Jack Krack said...

I knew that Amidon would be good as he matured, but this is tremendous.

I thought originally that as teams concentrated on Larmond, Swigert and Pantale, etc., Amidon would sneak some long ones.

That he is our primary threat and go-to guy is a great story.

Alex is hard-working, smart - and very fast! He is a great story for Boston College and a credit to his school and family.

Ry said...

anyone know what radio station this is on in boston? checked 680, 850, and 98.5...no dice.

eagleboston said...

Most triple option teams really struggle coming from behind. Also, I think Rettig and company will at least score 2 more TD's.

I take back my comment about an SEC defender running down Williams. He ran an 11.88 100 with pads!

eagleboston said...

Ry, it's on WEEI.

Big Jack Krack said...

Our O-Line is having big trouble with guys 100 pounds lighter.

Is Bollman as bad as Devine?








Peanut said...

Look at Army with the hurry up. Weird that we don't have that in our gameplan. We're up aren't we?

mod34b said...

William set an ACCrecord

Old record

ACC all-time record. Longest run

98 yards Steve Adkins Maryland v Clemson, Nov 18, 1978

Benjamin said...

So THIS is why Spaz saves his timeouts... in case the other team out aggressives us and goes for the field goal at the end of the half....

mod34b said...

Stupid giving up FG

eagleboston said...

I........Despise.........Spaz.

ATL_eagle said...

I am going to try to find out how many spaz teams have given up scores right before the half.

eagleboston said...

Someone needs to do an analysis of how many games a Spaz-coached team has given up a score right before half. I'm guessing it is at least 8.

eagleboston said...

I guess that someone will be ATL. The current guess is 8. Any others?

Rettig sacked 4 times in the 1st half.

Peanut said...

Out of what, 43 coached games? I'm going to go with 18.

mod34b said...

This defense really pisses me off

eagleboston said...

I.......Hate........Spaz!

dixieagle said...

We shouldn't have to be struggling against ARMY. Ridiculous.

mod34b said...

Allowing 6.2 yards per rush against winless ARmy.

Big Jack Krack said...

McGovern needs to be relieved of his duties, if not fired now.

If we lose this game, Spaziani needs to be fired before arriving back in Boston.

Do it by phone, Fr. Leahy.

ATL_eagle said...

I can understand why Spaz's defenses would have trouble against the triple option. He was only on the staff at Navy and played the military academies with regularity at UVA and BC. Has faced Georgia Tech in conference and played Navy in a Bowl. This is practically brand new to him. He just needs more time.

Benjamin said...

ATL,
You have me laughing. I'm depressed about our D, but you got me laughing.

mod34b said...

Army is an 0-4 team

Losing to Stony Brrok, Wake, North 'll, and SD St.

And today, so far, a better football team than BC

Nonetheless I feel momentum swinginging our way Rey soon

mod34b said...

*way

Peanut said...

20 yard punt, fuq you Spaz

ATL_eagle said...

I don't like punting there. Even if we pinned them. This looks like it will be a shoot out. Need points on every drive.

mod34b said...

Net 20 yards on punt. dumb

Poor special teams play.

Blah blah blah

ATL_eagle said...

Terrible defense, but good hustle by Edebali to save the TD.

Peanut said...

Jim Noel injured...the BC defense is hoping he can't return.

harrow said...

This team is post gambling scandal bad. They are just awful and I don't understand why most people thought we would crush Army, we have zero talent and always have trouble with the option. We will win zero ACC games.

Peanut said...

We should just run out the 3rd quarter....free timeout!!

ATL_eagle said...

If Army is getting to Chase like this I can only imagine what FSU will do.

harrow said...

FSU could also put 70 pts on us if they really wanted too.

Peanut said...

Chase Rettig is starting to look like...ehh...Chase Rettig.

Big Jack Krack said...

Wow. There isn't much to say.

This is a worst case scenario at this point.

Boston College must wait and hope for Army to beat itself.

Benjamin said...

Peanut,

Rettig's been sacked five times today. I would say the o-line is looking like the o-line. I would pissed if I were Rettig.

Peanut said...

Al Golden can't arrive soon enough.

mod34b said...

We will give up over 500 yards Army, if not 600 yards

They have 423 now. With a quarter to go

I am embarrassed for them

Peanut said...

Ben, I'd be pissed too if I was playing like this. I see your point, but his passes/reads the last 2 quarters are looking like the old Rettig. Hopefully he turns it around in the 4th.

Benjamin said...

I'm not looking forward to GaTech.

eagleboston said...

Here is why this coaching staff needs to be eliminated - in the past 2 games, the BC offense has scored a ton of points in the first half, but struggled mightily in the 2nd. The other teams have made adjustments against the BC offense, but Spaz and Company have failed to do so.

harrow said...

Army has 3 players with over 100 yds rushing.

ATL_eagle said...

I don't want to hear inexperience against the option. How much experience did Stony Brook, Wake, and Northern IL have?

Big Jack Krack said...

Army wants the game. BC does not.

The announcer just mentioned BC's "inexperience" - (in Spaziani's 4th year.)


mod34b said...

Shall we discuss the absence of second half adjustments?

Big Jack Krack said...

Let's see if we have any guts at all from this point forward.

harrow said...

Army has 400 yds of rushing, lol

Big Jack Krack said...

McGovern hasn't made a 2nd half adjustment all year, as far as I know.

mod34b said...

Jack


McGovern hasn't made a 2nd half adjustment all CAREER as far as I know.

Big Jack Krack said...

McGovern needs to be fired as I mentioned above.

mod34b said...

Do Army guys tire?

Yeah, I didn't think so either

Peanut said...

touche Mod, touche.

Is it bad to hope for a loss and mid-season firing? Yeah...right? Hm....right?

Bravesbill said...

This is pathetic. If Army wins, I'm not going to be able to show my face for weeks.

eagleboston said...

Amidon-don, Amidon-don, baby!

mod34b said...

Now back to our D and the aristry of Mr. McGovern.

Not

Big Jack Krack said...

Now McGovern's D will save the game.

Great play to put us ahead.

Maybe would should have considered a funny kickoff with that 15 yard advantage - but no go. A squibbly ground ball, maybe force a fumble.

Bravesbill said...

As of right now, BC's opponents have had 251 one offensive plays in the last 3 games. Truly, truly pathetic.

ATL_eagle said...

the way Rositano slumped was not good. He looked like he got knocked out.

mod34b said...

How tired is our defense?

Yup. Real tired.

eagleboston said...

Rositano is concussed. Worst thing about this sport and what will lead to its downfall as soon as the lawyers flood in with lawsuits.

ATL_eagle said...

Did you hear what Spaz told the announcers regarding Asprilla. I think he thinks he's being charming when he throws the players under the bus.

mod34b said...

Spaz= Dick

harrow said...

Even if BC wins, Army totally outplayed us. They should be up by 10 or more right now. We are one of the worst teams in FBS.

Peanut said...

Let them score.

Big Jack Krack said...

They will score with no time left.

harrow said...

radio announcers saying boo is the new AD

Bravesbill said...

At least Spaz is using all his timeouts here. He did something right this game.

Peanut said...

Way to let 5 seconds tick off the clock before taking the last timeout Spaz. You deadbeat.

Crill said...

As Montel Harris breaks off a 35 yard TD run to seal it for Temple. Over 100 yards on the day. Good for him. But please, someone kill me if we lose this game.

ATL_eagle said...

Good stop for the Defense. Sylvia is a mess and makes plenty of mistakes, but he's tough.

Big Jack Krack said...

McGovern is one lucky guy.

Game not over yet.

ATL_eagle said...

What did Meter say on air regarding Corrigan? I am watching the TV broadcast.

Bravesbill said...

Watch Army get the ball back and score with no time left. Playing to lose again with this offensive series.

knucklehead said...

Taking the ball out of Rettigs hands?

Peanut said...

Even the announcers are calling spaz a pussy.

Bravesbill said...

I don't understand taking the delay penalty there at all. You take 1 more second off the clock and give up 4 more yards. Ridiculous.

Big Jack Krack said...

We deserve to lose this game. Do you believe the play calling, penalty and lousy punt?

Bravesbill said...

Spaz is more incompetent than the umpire who screwed the Braves yesterday. WTF is he doing?! Fuck you Spaz. Fuck you.

Peanut said...

YES!!

mod34b said...

This is a classic shit bag game from Spaz

Crill said...

Not a surprise with how many snaps out D has been on the field...

Still. Freaking. Speechless.

Big Jack Krack said...

Good bye Spaziani.

It cannot happen fast enough.

Congratulations Army.

Your first job, Corrigan is to fire Spaziani. He is a disgrace.

Ry said...

Meter was just saying to expect a big announcement Tursday. He highlighted Corrigan's work at Duke and ND as well as his father's connection with the ACC.

eagleboston said...

I..........Loathe..........Spaz!!!!!

dixieagle said...

"Loathe" isn't a strong enough word. This is disgusting.

mod34b said...

I hope this cause Spaz and McGovern to be fired Monday morning

Big Jack Krack said...

Congratulations Army.

Spaziani needs to be relieved of his job before he gets back to Boston.

The 2 year extension granted by GDF needs to be investigated as a crime against Boston College. Our lawyers should contest it, and BC should not give this guy a dime.

I'm serious. It is blatant fraud, and Napoleon is probably getting a kickback.

dixieagle said...

The only good thing to come of this debacle is that it just about guarantees Spaz will be gone.

jrtmurphy said...

For the love of God is there not a backup goalie on the soccer team who can punt.

But thinking why would he want to play for Spaz instead of Kelly on a winning team

Bravesbill said...

BC did get on the front page of foxnews.com for good reasons.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/05/boy-with-fatal-disease-becomes-permanent-member-boston-college-football-team/?intcmp=features