Saturday, November 23, 2013

In-game comments post: Maryland

We've got six wins, but why stop now? With a strong finish, BC could blow the doors off of most preseason expectations. Maryland will obviously focus on Williams. Can he run them over? Can our D stop Brown? It should be fun. Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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179 comments:

Thomas said...

I'd be surprised if Andre doesn't get at least 35 carries. I think Addazio will make it his mission to give him the opportunity to get to the Downtown Athletic Club.

Andre will get his 200 yds and 3 tds and BC wins 31-22.

Joseph said...

Agree with the carries, but Daz's mission is to win. That will all but guarantee a bowl.

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eagleboston said...

With the way the team performed last year, I thought 4 wins was the best we could hope for. I figured this was a 3-year turn-around project. What a job by Coach Addazio! With pretty much the same players, he has taken a 2-win team and made them winners. Thanks players, Addazio and staff for bringing BC back to respectability so quickly. I am concerned for next year when we have to break-in a new qb, replace Amidon and Wiliams, as well as Freese, but I am hopeful this staff can figure it out.

Now let's beat the Twerks and send them off to the Big 10!

Big Jack Krack said...

Duke is showing what happens when you come out less than completely focused on your opponent.

Let's hope that the team has been completely focused on Maryland, rather than the Downtown Athletic Club or which bowl we might go to.

Go BC - beat Maryland today!

Big Jack Krack said...

It figured that Duke would come back, but I don't want us to go down 2 scores on the road.



Big Jack Krack said...

Waiting for kickoff.

Assuming Duke and Miami win their ACC games today

Quiz: If UNC beats Duke next week, and Miami beats Pitt and VaTech beats Virginia - 5 teams from the Coastal Division finish at 5 and 3.

Who plays FSU in the ACC CG? VaTech, GTech or Miami?

John said...

Where is everyone today?

The fans are flat = potential trouble. Has it affected the team?

John said...

VaTech would probably bring the most fans and fill the place up. ACC needs a sell out or close to it in Charlotte.

I for one do not want to see Duke v FSU. Are they out if they lose to UNC? I think so.

Miami might bring in some fans. GTech fans stink.

Ry said...

BJK, in that scenario, VTech would play in the ACCCG based on record within a five-team minigroup. Virginia Tech is 3-1, while Duke, Miami and Georgia Tech would be 2-2 and North Carolina would be 1-3.

Big Jack Krack said...

Thanks Ry - that makes sense.

I think Duke has their work cut out for themselves in Chapel Hill next week. UNC is hot!

It shows how competitive the rest of the ACC is, with FSU head and shoulders above this year.

bceagle93 said...

AW = Beast. That stiff arm was classic.

eagleboston said...

I hope we don't get too stubborn with the run. Last 4 runs have been negative to meager.

eagleboston said...

Maryland winning the field position battle early.

Big Jack Krack said...

MD defense has adapted already.

Big Jack Krack said...

So has their offense.

Big Jack Krack said...

Is Ramsey playing at all?
Okay Mr. Ryan Day - they have adjusted on you. Let's win the chess match and get some field position - and then go to work.

eagleboston said...

Both teams pretty even. Maryland did have the wind. Credit them with making changes to stop Williams. I think we are kind of screwed until we have the wind at our backs.

dixieagle said...

Please let's not be obstinate and predictable. Mix it up.

eagleboston said...

C'mon Naples. You have to catch that ball!

eagleboston said...

BJK, Ramsey did not even make the trip. Hamstring injury.

ATL_eagle said...

I understand trying to get the passing game involved. But I think you need to get Williams the ball once on every series.

ATL_eagle said...

That was a good defensI've series.

Big Jack Krack said...

Bryce Jones on punt return.

eagleboston said...

This running is reminding me of the USC game.

Get Willis in their and change things up, please!

ATL_eagle said...

Ugh. Rettig has to fall on that.

eagleboston said...

I am not going to miss Rettig.

Big Jack Krack said...

What do you think now, Atl?

We can't be one-dimensional.

Bad snap and bad decision by Rettig.

We are in big trouble for all you Heisman/NYC/Bowl people.

Big Jack Krack said...

My wife said she wouldn't miss the QB a long time ago as well.

Okay - when the going gets tough..........

We bragged about how nasty we are all week.

This ain't NMSU or NC State (big losers at home to East Carolina).

Deacon Drake said...

Another freshman mistake by a senior QB… even Quentin Porter had more upside.

ATL_eagle said...

Maryland is doing a good job mixing it up on d.

eagleboston said...

Boy, the tight ends are playing like shit today!

Big Jack Krack said...

Rettig is much too jittery today.

Big Jack Krack said...

We're in Deep Kimchee and will need the D to pick us up.

eagleboston said...

At least the defense showed up so far today.

ATL_eagle said...

Huge huge play.

eagleboston said...

Nice block!!!!

dixieagle said...

I'd say the D kicked in there, big time. And Andre is being Andre.

mmason said...

Rettig has been jittery all season. He can't throw, can't run in any gear, makes bad decisions, panics easily, is clearly fearful of injury. A one dimensional offense is what we have had for years. Magnificent Montel Harris & Amazing Andre Williams aren't even enough to give this QB some credibility. Nothing has changed in the QB department since 2009...remember Dominique? The Uncle? Hell, bring in Marscovetra and whoever else is haunting the sidelines from the recent archives of The Quentin School of WTW? It's a Mantra at this point.

eagleboston said...

The Maryland coaching staff has made some great adjustments today. They have figured out something about our defense.

ATL_eagle said...

They are targeting ALJ.

ATL_eagle said...

I thought that was a case of our dbs falling again.

eagleboston said...

We clearly need to recruit better defensive backs. They have given up huge passing plays all season. We completely lucked out on the call as that was not interference.

eagleboston said...

Maryland is going to go wide open from here on out. They know our backs cannot cover receivers.

Big Jack Krack said...

Lady Luck is with us so far.

mod34b said...

Interesting game of ups, downs and WTFs for both sides - that's College ball.

mmason said...

If we win this one, somebody send a gameball to the refs for calling righteous penalties back-to-back against the home team! Wow.

eagleboston said...

Man, if we had a competent QB, with Williams rushing threat, the offense would be unstoppable. Instead, we are one-dimensional and if defenses are stout against the rush, we are toast. Let's be honest, NC State and NM State were terrible football teams.

I am very concerned as 6 wins does not guarantee a bowl. Syracuse looks tough and we could be sitting at 6-6 with no extra practices for our young players.

mod34b said...

Eagleboston -they knew that before the game. More worrisome, CJ Brown is getting comfortable

eagleboston said...

Rettig!!!!!! You frustrate me!

Deacon Drake said...

Jesus, Rettig SUCKS!!

mod34b said...

.. . And Rettig imploding

mmason said...

Gee. That was a surprise. He threw the ball with zero accuracy & timing...

Big Jack Krack said...

He almost missed the wide open defender!

mod34b said...

Funny jack!

eagleboston said...

Maryland should be up by 2 scores. Thank God they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

mmason said...

Here's the only scenario we can reasonably hope for: Andre breaks a 99 yard scamper for a TD. MD is going to blitz 3 straight downs, right?

eagleboston said...

Rettig is awful. He is not even serviceable. He can't even make the simple 5 yard passes.

mmason said...

Gee. Another failure to convert...an inaccurate pass knocked down...shocking.

dixieagle said...

I feel for Rettig and what he's been through, but he just hasn't improved. Awful.

mmason said...

PIERRE le Grande! Magnifique!

eagleboston said...

Wow, a 5 minute dissertation on referees.

mod34b said...

Andre over 100

Rettig. 14% completion. (1/7) 1yard, 1 sack, 1 interception.

qBR = -14. (a negative QBr!!)

ATL_eagle said...

Uneven half. Need to regroup at half. Rettig needs to run it too.

Big Jack Krack said...

We are very lucky that this is tied up (although MD was lucky on their gift TD).

Let's hope that Andre doesn't tighten up in his sore shoulder during the half.

Let's go coaches - see if you can give these guys some offensive ammo. Andre will break a long one or two if we can loosen them up.

Otherwise the D has to win this game - pure and simple.

Deacon Drake said...

BC has attempted 9 pass plays. 6 have been incomplete, 1 complete for 0 yards, 1 sack, and one horrendous fumblerooski garbage that gave MD the ball at the 1.

On the other side, BC has run 19 times for 113.

eagleboston said...

BC offense 0-7 on third downs. Ouch!

mod34b said...

Ryan Day is struggling to establish a credible pass game. between Rettig and the drops, I actually feel bad for Day.

mod34b said...

bJK gem worth repeating:

"He almost missed the wide open defender!

4:45 PM"

Mike Kelliher said...

Rettig needs to sit, if he can complete a 5 yard route he has no business being in the game...fucking clown shoes!

mod34b said...

Didn't he also hit a defender with the ball??

Mike Kelliher said...

Darius Wade can't enroll fast enough

mod34b said...

NESN in Boston area is running tons of promos,

Not getting much interest from real advertisers

So much for BC as a TV draw

eagleboston said...

If Rettig continues to throw this poorly, why not put in Bordner? At least he is a threat with the run.

eagleboston said...

More missed tackles!

eagleboston said...

Wow, Florida gets beat. No bowl! To be fair, they have had a ton of injuries.

eagleboston said...

Where are the safeties on these deep passes? All season long they have been burnt.

eagleboston said...

If we only had a quarterback like Jones, we could be a major offensive threat. So frustrating.

Do we have a screen pass in our repertoire?

eagleboston said...

1.5 yards and a cloud of dust! Thanks, Day.

Big Jack Krack said...

I am not trying to be sarcastic. Have we ever witnessed a passing attack this bad? In the history of modern BC football?

eagleboston said...

Man, I have big fears, the football gods are just not on our side yet. We can't win on the road (unless it is a 1-win team), which means we could finish 6-6 and be sitting at home during bowl season. Still, they have 2 more wins than I thought they would this year and we knew Addazio had a ton of work to do to clean up the mess from the previous incompetent coach. There is clearly a talent problem once you get beyond the top 2-3 players so it is going to take a couple more years to get Addazio's players in the system.

mod34b said...

Wish: a momentum shift

Deacon Drake said...

3rd and 7, that gable screen wasn't even going to make the line of scrimmage. The 5 wideout set doesn't fool anyone when the QB can't get the ball more than 5 yards down the field.

Big Jack Krack said...

How about a Pick 6

ATL_eagle said...

Forget about points. We just need a positive drive to get confidence back.

eagleboston said...

If the offense fails to make yet another first down, there needs to be a quarterback change This ineptitude at the qb position has been going on for weeks and with Williams bottled up, we need something to spark off the bench.

It's sad as I really like Rettig, but I like BC a lot more.

Danny Boy said...

Mod, I don't think a wish is going to cut it. That is an absolutely NEED right now. There is no fire.

Big Jack Krack said...

Andre is the man - he knows he will get mauled every play.

Big Jack Krack said...

Go strong.

Deacon Drake said...

Where has the end around been? That usually gets a positive gain...

Deacon Drake said...

Thank you… great call.

Big Jack Krack said...

we'll take it but that could have been a TD. See how it opens it up for Andre.

Deacon Drake said...

Another great quick snap play… worked it against NCST for Myles free TD last week.

Big Jack Krack said...

We need a TD. If we run go straight ahead strong

mod34b said...

Take the 3

eagleboston said...

That is stupid game management. Absolutely dumb. In a close game, you have to save all timeouts. Also, don't go for it here. You need points. Kick the field goal.

Big Jack Krack said...

Come on Daz - show some fire.

Make these guys believe.

mod34b said...

Wish 2: a pic

eagleboston said...

So we called a timeout to kick a field goal. Couldn't we have kicked it without the timeout? We may rue losing the timeout at the end of the game.

Big Jack Krack said...

Twice first and goal short - best running back in the nation - big, nasty, we are BC going to run it down your throat, going to a bowl, going to NYC - thumping our chest and we walk away with 2 field goals.

If we lose, there's the difference.

We should keep our mouths shut until we win a game against a half decent team on the road.

eagleboston said...

As well as the defense has played all game, I'm starting to get concerned with their play. They look tired, probably from having to run out after so many offensive 3 and outs.

eagleboston said...

WTF!! Just cannot win on the road. I don't get it.

eagleboston said...

What!!!! Another timeout. We are screwed. No chance for a 2 minute drill now. So frustrating!

mod34b said...

The punt fiasco has been waiting to happen for several games now

Big Jack Krack said...

Bryce Jones having a bad stretch, but he's capable of making a big play to make up fo it.

Daz sees the game on the line right here.

eagleboston said...

Is Dudeck hurt? He usually fields punts.

Big Jack Krack said...

He didn't field punts, he let them drop. I guess that was better.

mod34b said...

Hold 'emma to 3!!!

Big Jack Krack said...

Let's stop these guys - they always stop us.

mod34b said...

Faked out - badly

eagleboston said...

Game over. Our offense is not designed to come from behind. The program has improved, but we have a long, long way to go thanks to that prior jerk.

ATL_eagle said...

I know this might not make sense but we need to keep it on the ground to answer. Still plenty of time.

Bravesbill said...

The 19 and 22 yard field goals are going to kill BC. Have to score TDs. Probably had to go for it instead of kick the 19 yarder given how terrible BC's offense has been today.

Big Jack Krack said...

Okay - down 11 in the 4th quarter.

We are Big, Nasty BC - and we'll run it down your throat because we know you are getting gassed.

Andre will get 2 long ones and save the "day."

BC 27 - MD 24 :-)

mod34b said...

Yes, need the "payoff" for Andre grinding all day

Payoff:along TD

eagleboston said...

Is there any hope we can beat Syracuse on the road to get to 7 wins?

mod34b said...

We have ZERO touchdown drives today.

Bah

eagleboston said...

I disagree. All season when BC has opened it up, they have scored big (remember the 34 against Florida State? Those were not on the ground). Sticking to the run down 11, with just 1 timeout is not going to work. We need to preserve clock and the only way to do that is to pass the ball.

mod34b said...

The payoff!

ATL_eagle said...

That was what I was hoping for.

eagleboston said...

Yeah, what I said above.

eagleboston said...

Don't listen to me, listen to Mod.

ATL_eagle said...

These refs have been terrible for both sides.

eagleboston said...

Freese......Perfect.

Bravesbill said...

That was a total BS penalty...

Big Jack Krack said...

Tremendous run obviously, but that flag was absolutely a BS call.

OK Big Nasty BC - hold em for Andre.

Big Jack Krack said...

Could use a turnover.

eagleboston said...

We still need a touchdown and we need the D to step it up. Nail-biter.

BC needs to pop the receivers off the line to slow down these slants.

Big Jack Krack said...

We miss Ramsey and Abdesmad. These guys are trying.

Go BC - stop em, and/or get a turnover.

You've got to bring that in Manny - good try.

Big Jack Krack said...

Oh boy.

Big Jack Krack said...

TE over the middle.

eagleboston said...

Asprilla, c'mon! Right in your hands.

mod34b said...

Wood call jack!

ATL_eagle said...

Let's hope the fumble holds up umder review.

mod34b said...

Good call Jack (wood too!)

Big Jack Krack said...

I predicted that the first half calls would go against us in the 2nd half.

Hope that's not the case. TV shows it's a fumble. Close call.

Bravesbill said...

BC has no chance to run it here in that formation. Put 2 receivers out wide and move some people out of the middle.

Bravesbill said...

Uh oh, season is over.

Bravesbill said...

Pheeeww, just a bruise most likely.

Big Jack Krack said...

Miles on the wheel

ATL_eagle said...

That is the run setting up the pass.

mod34b said...

Wow

Bravesbill said...

Jesus Christ....only BC

eagleboston said...

See, I told you we need to open it up!

Deacon Drake said...

Ummm… so that just happened.

eagleboston said...

Road woes continue. We need to get this monkey off our backs.

mmason said...

It's like watching a high school football game...DUUUUHHHH!

Bravesbill said...

Freeze's first missed kick of the year....

mod34b said...

Good lord.

ATL_eagle said...

That was a gut punch. D needs to answer.

mod34b said...

Renewed wish: a pic. Wipe the 'Tude off CJ Brown's mug

Big Jack Krack said...

Wow = as the announcer said "My Goodness".

After the tip, we fell asleep for a second, and they run it back for 2 points.

Ok guys, tighten it up and score another one.

Great play Rettig to Amidon.

I suppose the block counts as a miss and ruins Nate's perfect season.

Go BC - somehow find a way.

Conditioning will be a key now.

Bravesbill said...

Need to call a timeout right there. Can't let it run all the way down! It would have given them more than 2 minutes!

Bravesbill said...

Uh are they playing for OT? Spaztastic!

Bravesbill said...

Then again maybe not ha

eagleboston said...

Horrible clock management.

Bravesbill said...

Settled for a 52 yard field goal from the hash. Will not centering it cost them?

Deacon Drake said...

Yeah… because 50 yard FGs are automatic…. why not try to get another 10 yards?

eagleboston said...

Freese has never kicked a game winner in his 4 years

Deacon Drake said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

That was awesome!!!!!

mod34b said...

Wow wow wow.

eagleboston said...

Reverse jinx!!!

Biggest BC victory in years!!!!

mod34b said...

Most fun win in 5 seasons!

chinapaulo said...

It's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jasmine said...

nate freese take a bow!!!!!!!

Bravesbill said...

It was the battle of bad coaching there at the end and Maryland lost!

SLeBC02 said...

Hasn't been that fun since pre Spaz. Great win

Big Jack Krack said...

Stick with the 6:08 poster, even though it ended a little more dramatically. :-)

Thomas said...

Andre Williams has 897 yards and 6 tds in his last 3 games. Let that sink in.

Big ups to the O-Line.

Deacon Drake said...

I guess when you bring a 230 lb bowling ball to a gun fight, you have to lean on that bowling ball, even when the game is on the line and you are 40 yards from scoring position with time running out…. disappointed I didn't suck it up and drive the hour over to College Park and suffer in the wind and cold for that one.

mmason said...

One Edsal Brain Freeze deserves another!! The Freese Icy Cold in the c;utch! What a sweet kick! 7 wins and once again Amazing Andre makes a magic move and really wins this game. When will this guy get some serious respect from the national media guys??
GO BC!!!

amdg1540 said...

uh andre for heisman?

eagleboston said...

That was an unbelievable 4th quarter. After scoring just 13 through 3 quarters, they score 2 TD's and 16 points.

Williams has 295, 339 and 263 in the past 3 weeks. Tell me again why he is not in the Heisman conversation?
There needs to be a full on media blitz by the BC Sports Info dept.

Thomas said...

Andre 2000 and his "Big Bois". Outcast for Heisman?

Mod20Be said...

Yes, Andre Heisman indeed! Time to take down the Big Least team.

eagleboston said...

You have to give Addazio (and ATL) credit for not listening to idiots like me and continuing to do what you do - run the football. Down 11, most coaches would have abandoned the run.

Amazing job by Addazio this season and credit Bates for a great hire that was highly criticized when announced.

BCBCBC said...

eagleboston and bravesbill are morons and it is hilarious to read some of their negative "we lost" posts after a terrific win

BCBCBC said...

my favorite eagleboston post is him disguised as HomoJS on the other site, when he said the game was already over in the 2nd quarter

Bravesbill said...

BC, you're the moron. Learn to read please. When did I ever say that BC lost or would lose? I said BC's season was over when Andre went down with what looked like a serious injury. That's all.