Saturday, October 20, 2012

In-game comments post: Georgia Tech

I haven't seen BC win a game in person during the Spaz regime. Today I bring my bad luck to Bobby Dodd to watch BC take on Georgia Tech. I've talked to many Georgia Tech fans this week and they are as down on their team as we are on ours. I don't know what to expect.

I will try to comment from the game, but make no promises. I often get distracted during a live game. Leave your comments below.

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29 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Check out the prediction for our game.


http://saturdayblitz.com/2012/10/20/thoughts-on-three-week-8-predictions-for-2-florida-gators-12-florida-state-seminoles-and-georgia-tech-yellow-jackets/

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger I'm Keith said...

The fact there are no in-game comments on here is not a surprise considering how much we stink. This game is pathetic. Boston College has fallen so far since even four years ago. Bates has GOT to right this ship after this season ends. Are we really looking at 1-6 after another loss today?

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Walter said...

I agree with the above.

This game is abysmal. absolutely abysmal.

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

I actually just returned from a wake. There was more life there than in this football game.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Mercifully, my Watch ESPN is failing. Must be a sign that I should stop wasting time on BC football and go out and enjoy this 70 degree fall day.

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

I realize Bates does not start work until Monday, but the coaching situation needs to be issue #1. He would win over all of the alumni by firing Spaz the minute he walks into the office.

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger chicagofire1871 said...

Sigh. Can we fire Spaz now?

No?...ok wake me up next August.

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Walsh601 said...

This is exactly where a "We are what we are" attitude gets you.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Sp Az said...

Walter, what happened to those days when you were defending Spaz and everything he's done? Have you finally seen the light?

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger John said...

I have been watching BC football for many years.

This is the worst defense I have ever seen. If your defense is getting killed (anyway) why not try something different?

This is an embarrassment to Boston College - what a terrible effort by the Head Coach. He's good on the discipline though.

We were supposed to be in Atlanta for the game this weekend (I cancelled after the debacle last Saturday), but I will only go on a non-football weekend.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Colin said...

Very telling sign that there are only a total of 10 comments here at half-time. Normally these threads explode.

BC Football 2012: Smell the Apathy!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Walter said...

I thought then and still believe now that he deserved this year. BC already has a tough enough time getting any respect whatsoever and isn't an attractive coaching job. At least the next person knows they will get a fair chance.

This year has obviously not the gone way it should have. He had his chance and it didn't work out.

Whether it's because I just don't pay close enough attention to the games or anything else, his actual coaching decisions have not angered me as much this year. I don't think we've been as terrible with our playcalling or use of timeouts. This year's suck seems mostly due to execution.

I don't think if we fire Spaz we're suddenly a great team, but he's obviously doing more harm than good.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Colin, some of us are diehards and will support BC through thick and thin. We are the true BC fans and have tremendous pride in our school.

Those of us over 40 have lived through this before (final years of Bicknell era and Henning) and know that as soon as we clear out the stench that is Spaz, BC will rise again.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Walter said...

But that said I'm glad that as I writing my last comment we fumbled the ball and have subsequently burned a timeout on a failed challenge. So.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger mmason said...

Maybe I suffer from abundance (emphasis on "suffer") when it comes to college football teams that I care about because I either went to the schools or my son does, but I'm watching Cal vs. Stanford & Oregon State vs. Utah as well as suffering through my BC Eagles game today. All three games normally would have been fun to watch--but not this year because watching the declining Eagles is pure TORTURE AND AGONY, like nothing I've ever experienced as an alum.

I cannot believe that BC grads have, all of us as a group, put up with this degrading lack of stewardship over the football program for so long. If this was happening in our academic programs or in faculty hiring or in student graduation rates, there would be OUTRAGE. Yet Spaziani can continue to give these kids who play for him and our his responsibility, an experience as BC student athletes that is staggeringly mediocre in quality, and subjects them to national embarassmment on a weekly and now yearly basis with no accountability at all? Who will he throw under the bus today?

Stanford, Cal and Notre Dame would not put up with recurrent motifs of poor coaching such as we have seen at Chestnut Hill because they know that every program matters--for the kids on the teams and in the classes. It's bad news when any program suffers so publicly for so long because it lacks professional oversight and exposes the university's brand to ridicule. How much longer will this be allowed to go on?

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Ry said...

Absolutely parhetic

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

I've followed BC football since 1970; it was when Doug Flutie put us on the map that applications increased and started us on the road to where we are now, academically. Stanford, Notre Dame and Northwestern maintain excellent academics and competitive football teams. We have in the recent past, and certainly can again. First step was getting rid of GDF; next step is firing the imposter of a coach. DO IT NOW!

This cannot be allowed to go on. I feel so bad for the kids.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

MMason,

To put in perspective, Stanford suffered the Harris years, and then had great success with Harbaugh. ND suffered through the Weiss years, and is now seemingly successful wit Kelly. BC is suffering with Spaz. Our successful coach is up next!

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Colin said...

EagleBoston, my apologies, did not mean to imply that people in general do not care about the football program anymore. I'd like to count myself as one of the stalwart die-hards as well. Hell, I even bought seasons tickets to this train-wreck.

What I attempted to imply is just that I feel the decline in comments (at least this week) reflect the fact that there are literally the same problems week-in and week-out with this team. It's like freaking Groundhog Day (DON'T DRIVE ANGRY!). By no means is the fan-base any less rabid or passionate, just that I feel at least personally that I can only come here so much and point out the same issues every week before it begins to feel like an exercise in futility.

Looking forward to the "sunrise over the reservoir" that our new coach will hopefully bring.

#firespaz #fireGDFagain

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger Walter said...

You can't make up the things we are doing wrong.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger mmason said...

Benjamin-
I share your hope and understand the perspective...I thought about those years, watching Cal games with my late mother, who was a grad student at UC in the forties (!), and always kept the faith, especially during Big Game (as she would today), and the Weiss & Davies years at ND were not great for ND, but they still were coached to some victories--I long for the Coughlin years & TOB's days for BC because all of those teams were well coached. Our Eagles are not poor players, so much as they seem to have no consistency of any consequence and aren't motivated. That stuff comes from the coach & his coaching culture. Northwestern is beating Nebraska (for now) but they're competitive--we're not even close to giving anyone a game at this point. The team doesn't believe. That's bad because the kids are owning that now.

Wow--I mean we need some serious change that has to happen immediately--it's triage time and bring on the ICU Med Squad! If this was an app we would call it Angry Eagles and fire people at the push of a button and regroup asap. No more of this long, drawn out torture. It's just time to fire this guy now. Do you have any idea about how bad the Notre Dame game is going to be if we couldn't beat Army or GTech because we didn't have the heart left to get some confidence going? It will be a MASSACRE on national television that will be blindingly gut wrenching. It will set BC football's rep back twenty years...and no Coughlin is waiting in the wings to resurrect us. But if we act now and cut the Spaziani era loose immediately, go to the bull pen and shake it up, atleast the dark spell will be broken.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

I agree with you Colin. This has been an agonizingly painful season, one of the worst that I can remember. It is so sad to be at this point in the season and not be contending for a bowl game or an Atlantic Division title. I get your point that the comments are down as people are growing weary of this disaster of a season. I was just pointing out that those of us who stick through this down period will be rewarded when we win again and we will appreciate it so much more.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Colin said...

^^ Amen easgleboston. #keepthefaith #evertoexcel

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

No time-out here to try and score again.


PATHETIC.

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

Should have called it with 1:38 not :49

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

Good for Rettig there. Spaz wanted to take off

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

Rettig demanding those two seconds back for one more play conveys more leadership for this team than Spaz has in all four years.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

We never took a knee and we never quit. The TD pass to Amidon was great - and Pantale as well. Swigert is coming along.

Go BC.

Paul Johnson said "we lost our focus" in the 2nd half. Lucky for us. Otherwise GT would have put up 750 - 800 yards in total offense, instead of only 565 yards. We are slow and just not good on defense - but McGovern's scheme is no good anyway.

Garbage time started early and GT lost some energy.

I really liked some of our offense in the 2nd half, but that roughing the kicker deal was awful. We might have scored again and made it interesting.

Will Spaziani kick anyone off the team on the flight home?



 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

Rettig is a leader.

 

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