Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Syracuse is a must win

Steve Addazio is not on the hot seat, but he must win this weekend. Syracuse just fired their head coach and is a bad, bad team. They have no reason to play. We have the best defense in the country. There is no reason we cannot overcome their emotion and win. 

Winning just one game won't change the course of this season, but it will avoid a complete rock bottom. If Addazio loses, he will have led BC through its first winless conference season, and only one win over a FBS team. It would be arguably as bad as Spaz's worst season and arguably BC's worst year since the '70s.

Plus the inability to scrap together or even luck into a win would speak to a bigger problem. BC is young. BC is flawed. BC will be better next year. But if Addazio can't even do enough schematically to fall into a win -- with the best BC defense in decades -- then he has bigger issues than QB and Offensive line.

This season is lost. We all understand that. But give us some hope. Give the people (fans, recruits, current players) something to look forward to. Addazio must win this weekend or else the offseason will be that much longer.

27 comments:

BCMike said...

100% agree

JBQ said...

Well said. This is a defense that earned its numero uno ranking. One more pat on the back to Coach Brown.

mod34b said...

A win is preferred, but will not change much. Daz is a bad coach. Beating a horrible team who has just seen their HC fired means zip. A W here is about as meaningful as beating Maine. hurrah! yay!

On paper, this looks good for BC given how bad Syracuse's rush defense, total defense and total offense are ...but then again WE ARE BC 2015....

so who knows...

mod34b said...

by the way, per CFB stats, vs. FBS competition,

BC is #8 in total defense, not #1

BC is #128 in total offense - last
BC is #128 in scoring offense - last

Hoib said...

Don't think it means much. In Spaz yr. 3, Luke's last game, we got a nice wim at Miami after a bunch of losses. Didn't carry over at all. Every year is different.

Orestus said...

While I hope for the players' sake BC is able to beat Syracuse this weekend and get a win, from my perspective as a fan a win this weekend is meaningless. I've already resigned myself to another crappy year from Addazio next year before we can fire him.

eagle1331 said...

You can blame it on youth and injuries..

But the game plan and in in-game decision making is just as much, if not more to blame, for the losses this year.

BC's best move is to relieve Spaz I mean Daz of his duties, give him some cushy job in the ADs office, promote Don Brown before we lose him, and let him pick his offense staff. One that is actually deserving of a FBS job.

EL MIZ said...

i wouldn't say this is a "must win" as much as it is a harbinger of things to come. if Addazio can't win a game with the best defense in the ACC against a team that has quit on their coach, he and we are toast.

EL MIZ said...

but hey our 3-pt loss to ND was enough to move them out of the top 4. #EVERTOEXCEL

mod34b said...

El Miz - awesome. that is Daz's best 'win' of the year.

and for the Denying Domers, the Notre Dame Broadcasting Company (NBC) left no doubt that BC delivered the coup de grĂ¢ce

The College Football Playoff committee was unimpressed with Notre Dame’s 19-16 victory over Boston College. Of the teams that won last Saturday, the Irish were the big loser this week in the polls, sliding from No. 4 to No. 6 this week, even with Ohio State dropping a game.

mod34b said...

eagle1331 - DB as HC.... now that's a good idea... I like it

Big Jack Krack said...

Thrilled that we contributed to the ND Ramblers getting knocked out of the Top 4.

Our game Saturday is a must win.

Daz is good for next year, but all of his capital has been spent and the goodwill has disappeared.

Knucklehead said...

Notre Dame is out. They suck and the Eagles proved it.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/playoff-rankings-clemson-tigers-alabama-crimson-tide-oklahoma-iowa-week-12-112415

nceaglefan said...

My prediction of the game, BC will run on first down for the first 15 possessions, fire Daz, look at what happened to Les Miles, 3 yards and a cloud of dust days are over. Go back to recruiting pocket passers and get back to being able to throw the ball. We will never be an SEC team, also this style of play will never put butts in the seats.

eagleboston said...

Here is how I will judge Addazio this Saturday. If he calls a timeout in the 3rd quarter, he's done in my book. Take the fricken' penalty. He has blown critical 2nd half timeouts in every one of our 5 close losses. And every one has come back to bite us in the ass. You need all 3 timeouts at the end of the game to give your team a chance for a come-from-behind win. Why has he not learned this? That is a major concern for me. It is such a simple concept, Strategy 101, and he has been burned by this 5 times. What is he not understanding? It boggles my mind. Someone at his level getting paid the kind of money he makes should be able to figure this out.

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Joseph said...

"Notre Dame is out. They suck and the Eagles proved it."

ND owns you. It is in your brain and stops rational thought. Why are you obsessed with the domers?

By the way, how many schools have tried to steal Brown to be a HC?

When was the last tie that M34 posted something thoughtfully positive instead of silly simplistic pap. His solution to every loss of any kind--- fire someone. The publish some meaningless stats that prove nothing.

Knucklehead said...

Douchebag,
You are in denial. Study your own history against the Eagles.

You are out of the final 4 because we exposed your fraud. We lost to you too. HAHA.

Wait until Stanford finishes the job this weekend. Just another season of not meeting expectations. 27 years of failure.

Chew on that stuffing you ignorant lout.

mod34b said...

Joseph - STFU

Bravesbill said...

Here comes Joseph the apologist to the rescue. I've been waiting for him to make an appearance for so long. Most of the stats mod publishes (like the team offense and scoring stats) are pretty meaningful and show just how far BC has fallen this year under Daz's leadership. BC should never be in dead last in offense in the 3rd year of a coaching regime. I will agree with Joseph on one thing I think. The answer is not to promote Don Brown to HC. That has shades of the Spaz promotion written all over it. Given his age and the fact that no one has even sniffed him as an HC candidate since he left UMass (and the fact that he can't get a coordinator gig at a bigger Power 5 school), leads me to believe that there has to be a valid reason behind this.

Knucklehead said...

(Douchebag)Joseph,
Go hire another coach who lied about graduating from school, another one two who cannot get D-1 jobs now. Go get another QB who plagiarizes papers to get through his educational responsibilities and let him back onto the team so you can win games. Go recruit 3 more rapist running backs. Go do all that and still fail. And while you are at it go fuck yourself.

Knucklehead said...

The combination of Al Washington recruiting and Don Browns style are the reason for the defensive success.

mod34b said...

BB, the DB idea is Spaz-promotion like. u r right. and glad u like some of the stats.

I see it just a way to get rid of Daz now.

But DB to HC will never happen. just blog blather

If you look at the 2015-16 HC market, there are lots of schools looking for coachesaand more openings will be coming. It is supposed to be the hottest market for good college HCs in awhile.

It is market I do not think BC would do well in. Our lack of infrastructure and shitty last decade are not going to make BC a prime job. So, much as I'd like to dump Daz, I do not think that the timing is right this year. Plus firing Daz has about a 1-in-100 chance or less of happening

I think joseph is that repulsive loser Mark Blauds. right?

NEDofSavinHill said...

happy thanksgiving

Hoib said...

Ned

Happy thanksgiving to you too.

Joseph said...

Not only does ND own you, but I seem to have taken up residence in your feeble brains. I can jerk you around like puppets because you hate anyone that questions any of your foolishness. Junior high responses with the FU and names. Puerile.

dixieagle said...

Joseph - why does someone who feels his school is far superior to ours even bother to troll? Nothing better to do today? Go stuff yourself.


Happy Thanksgiving to all Eagles!!!