Saturday, October 31, 2015

In-game comments post: Virginia Tech

Things could get even more interesting if Addazio turns to walk-on John Fadule at QB. Desperate times...
I just hope we win. No one -- even those who don't like Addazio -- want to see a wasted year and a terrible season.

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49 comments:

JBQ said...

Too late, Mrs. O'Leary's cow (mother of Nick) already kicked over the bucket. John Fadule, come on now. How was he even recruited? Just who is doing the recruiting? Chase Rettig was a very good player. Just take a look at what has been brought in to replace him. It's like the pre 1969 NY Mets and Marv Throneberry.

eagleboston said...

It's hard to believe, but with the BC offense, getting down 7-0 is game over this season.

Bravesbill said...

BC defense hasn't been very good in the first half recently.

eagleboston said...

We are in the dark ages of BC football folks. Reminds me of the end of the Bicknell era, the entire Henning term and the entire Spaz era. Someday, we will be back.

eagleboston said...

Now the game is definitely over. Bummer.

CT said...

Flutie lost out to Fadule?

Knucklehead said...

It is hard to play defense when you know your offense cannot score the 11 point needed to win.

Fadule is going to knocked out of the game today. Two runs. Two shoulders down to end the run. They are going to knock him out.

This place is dead today.

eagleboston said...

Special teams disaster. Unbelievable.

CT said...

Bad luck on the punt. Unless, u know, Alston just catches the ball.

campy said...

Right, "bad luck." Let's go with that.

eagleboston said...

Knuckle,

I have been highly critical of the local alumni for not attending games, but I cannot criticize them now. Why waste a beautiful fall day watching this debacle?

I was supposed to be at the game but my son was hospitalized. First time in 12 years I will not see a BC game live. Thinking about coming out for a hockey game now. At least I know BC has a strong shot at a win in that sport.

eagleboston said...

OK, you are down 17. BC needs to pass every play. You are not going to overcome a 17 point deficit running the ball.

bceagle93 said...

This game is dog shit. Honestly, how does Daz explain away this one?

eagleboston said...

Are both BC corners out? That makes a huge difference.

bceagle93 said...

On special teams & offense? In coaching booth?

CT said...

"We're young. Get your licks in now."

Close?

If nothing else, we're witnessing history.

eagleboston said...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Fadule is the best QB I've seen out of BC all year. He's moving the ball and I think we should have gone for it on 3rd and 5. I also like his toughness. He seems to fire up the rest of the team.

eagleboston said...

Special teams are destroying BC today.

CT said...

When it rains...

EL MIZ said...

agree EB - Fadule is clearly better than Flutie and Smith. unbelievable. i'll watch one more game - ND - and that's it. i'm done with this team. lost season.

ATL_eagle said...

That was not fun. I hope Fadule can create another scoring drive.

Colin said...

Here in person, house is DEAD. Doubtful it's just a Halloween tribute.

Fradule showing some flashes, certainly more than anything we've seen this season. Horrible decision not to go for it in 3rd and 5, especially w our special teams woes.

Bravesbill said...

Dax has said Faudule is their best passer. If that's the case, why was he buried down the depth chart?

ATL_eagle said...

Addazio doesn't sound checked out. So that is a change from Spaz days.

JBQ said...

Fadule was 1 for 4 passing. Flutie was 0 for 1. Virginia Teach is running a 10 man defensive line. To bench Flutie for Fadule sends quite a message. What good does it do to run the ball between the 2 forties? The name of the game is to score. Fadule is running the offense. What good does that do? BC can't score. Now, the defense is starting to catch the disease. The heads are down and all Addazio does is shake his head and then tell the media that it is because of all the young players. Torres looked like had no coaching. The ball hit him on the punt and then he was the 12th man on the field for a penalty and he still wouldn't get off the field. Flutie is a passing qb. So, Addazio sends him in to run the option. The offense stinks Addazio and you don't know how to coach. Nevertheless, Bates gave him an extension and now BC owes him 13 million. Addazio should be fired but they can't. Bates carries a great deal of the blame and shame. What a pathetic product and all that can be said is that we have young players who make mistakes. I hope that Flutie goes somewhere else and makes a name for himself. There is no doubt that Addazio is jealous of the Flutie name and is using him as a scapegoat. After all, he did the same thing before with Christian Suntrup who is still on campus. He is a small and petty individual who needs to go but BC has too much money invested. Bates needs to be fired and the offensive coordinator needs to be replaced. Maybe, there is a buyout clause.

CT said...

Suntrup's pop still posting. Ha.

eagleboston said...

WTF are we running for? They have 11 guys in the box! You are down by 20 points. Flipping extend the defense and pass the ball.

eagleboston said...

Notre Dame is going to win by 40. It's going to be an absolute bloodbath. Not sure I can stomach that game.

ATL_eagle said...

The penalties on the offensive line are beyond frustrating.

ATL_eagle said...

This drive is showing promise. Just keep Louie off the field.

ATL_eagle said...

Addazio is just looking to avoid the shutout.

ATL_eagle said...

That's a terrible whistle.

eagleboston said...

Forward progress????? What!!! Complete bullshit. How many calls have screwed bc this season?

eagleboston said...

Why are we running the football????? You are down by 3 scores. Hello??

eagleboston said...

Tech better not be gloating about this game. They are beating a team down to their 4th quarterback and the BC defense has been robbed of 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns. Absolutely criminal.

Bravesbill said...

Kicking fgs down 23-0. Nice. It's pretty obvious now that Daz doesn't play to win; only to make the losses less ugly.

mod34b said...

I think Fan Duel has peaked already.

ATL_eagle said...

I like Fadule.

ATL_eagle said...

Onside kick here?

eagleboston said...

Young Eagles, this is eerily similar to the early 80's when Bicknell was down to his 4th string quarterback in a game where the Eagles were way behind. Freshman Doug Flutie entered the game, showed a spark and started every game thereafter, eventually earning BC's only Heisman Trophy.

eagleboston said...

The shame is we waited until mid-way through the 4th to go to the air. Too little too late.

CT said...

Yeah eagleboston. eerily similar. Halloween.

70sGuy said...

Stopped watching 3 games ago #Dazaster

He is killing our program and Temple is 7-0.

We have MAC leadership as a supposed Power 5 program. #leahyretire

mod34b said...

Good one EB

Here is 1984 article excerpt

Doug Flutie Revisits Penn State, Where It All Began
November 02, 1984|by JOHN KUNDA, The Morning Call
It was one of those pretty mid-October afternoons in Centre County, Pa. The mountains that seem to box in the Penn State campus were aglow with the colors of autumn - the reds, the yellows and the oranges. It was a delightful setting for a football crowd, not to mention a picturedelight for a tourism promotion.

The crowd at Beaver Stadium on that afternoon numbered 84,473. It was Homecoming Day, a special day on any campus. The alumni, spirits high already from a morning of tailgating, were being entertained by the Penn State football team which was doing a tap-dance on Boston College.




It was 31-0 heading into the final quarter, and a good number of the crowd was headed for the parking lots for more tailgating. Penn State went on to beat Boston College 38-7 en route to a season that would carry them to the Fiesta Bowl and a win over Southern Cal.

The year was 1981.

At the time it was insignificant. But in that last quarter, Boston College Coach Jack Bicknell called for a freshman quarterback, a fourth-stringer , for mop-up duty.

All the freshman kid did was pass for 135 yards in less than 15 minutes. One of those passes was a 23-yard touchdown, thus denying Penn State a shut out victory.

The freshman kid had a last name that was easy to remember. And he was small, very small by major college standards.

***

On that mid-October afternoon of 1981, in Beaver Stadium, the Doug Flutie Era began.

mod34b said...

Let the Fan Duel era begin.

He can lead the offense on scoring drives!

Holy shit. That is awesome

eagleboston said...

Mod,

Fadule had 143 yards in passing in his debut. To be fair to Flutie, Fadule had more than 3 quarters and Flutie had less than 1.

Bravesbill said...

Daz didn't really let Fadule pass though until well into the 4th quarter.

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