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Off the bat, a huge dislike for the changes to the uniform. The stripes on the sleeves & pants are cheesy and distracting, especially on TV. Let's hope that is the worst thing about this season.
"Myles Willis, the sophomore." Ah, he's a senior ESPN.Uniforms look fine.
I don't hate the uniforms like I thought I would.
Agreed. The uniforms don't bother me like I thought they would. And I love the Celtic knot work on the helmet stripe. Real nice touch. Play calling feels super familiar though.
New season. Started off run run pass. Sure that caught GT off balance. Thank goodness for the penalty
It has only been a few plays, but Towles does look athletic.
It has been this long since BC won an ACC football game: 55,641,600 seconds 927,360 minutes 15,456 hours 644 days 92 weeks 1 year, 9 months, 5 daysGo BC
Well until that
That whole play seemed rush. The huddle, the subs, bad pass. Ugh.
Hate ref Ron cherry. What a drag
NO excuse of the offside penalty there. That is not mentally being prepared.
Well after a promising start, they revert back to last year's form.
Last play on offense was very disorganized. Daz was asking them to rush it. Why the surprise? Why were we not ready for that play
Int play was ok play. Poor execution by Towles
The first drive was immensely better than last year. Lots of 3rd and shorts. Several first downs. We can build off of that.
Can't get off the damn field now either.
Pass coverage has been horrific so far.
It's safe to say the secondary is pretty weak right now.
Bad. You can't allow GT to pass like that. Not a good start on either side.
Not concerned yet. If you remember last season, the BC defense always started slow.
You should be concerned. Even if they get better later they're going to be gassed. Spent half the quarter on the field there.
That TD showed how we're going to miss Brown at DC. No way he leaves the perimeter that wide open.
More creative play calling. Run run pass.
I am concerned with the penalties. 2 inexcusable offsides penalties and an illegal formation play. Can't do that when you are desperately searching for your first conference win in 2 years.
That drive was not very reassuring. Towles looked rush. The Line looks just ok. GT doesn't respect our pass.
Towles made a bad decision there. 3rd and 9, you have to throw. I would give him one more drive and then see what Wade can do.
Towles has some happy feet too.
OL looks ok. Making some room for Hilliman and some time for Towles. Towles needs to settle down
After first quarter performance Bates should give contract extensions to entire offensive coaching staff. Need that continuity.
"We got a shot!" - Wagner Seahawks
That was blitz they should have used on the last 3rd and 15. Keep it up
That Defensive series was better.
Starchan. The new Kuechly
Holy crap. A pass on first down.
A true first down! The game opens up once they started passing.
Why did they stop passing?
Who is #6? No 6 on the roster.
nice call with the screen
The problems are different, but the Offense is still frustrating to watch.
I thought that was interference on the pass. BC needs to do better in the running game to set up shorter 3rd downs.Kicking game continues to struggle.
Why the f would you play for a FG on that third down when your kicking game flat out sucks?
Lichentenberg is a punchline
Nice job with the kicking game Daz....
Three damn years and still no kicking improvements.
A missed FG. I'm shocked!
wss kick too low? Or was it bad line play. Thinking kick too low
Someone should let Daz know if you want to grind it out, play good d, and be conservative you need an excellent kicking game. How does he not fix this?
Bravesbill, I don't have the problem with the play-calling on that drive. It was the execution that was the issue. If they generate some yards on the runs, they have 3rd and short instead of 3rd and long.
At least we don't have fat cheerleaders. Like GT.
I didn't have a problem with the play calling until that third down screen. They actually mixed it up on first down and passed twice. That screen had zero chance though.
Nice fucking hit by Schwab. Another in the line motherfuckers
That screen would have made more sense if they were going to go for it on 4th down.
Nice hit by Schwabe! Thomas is going to feel that.
We have that...
The Oscar Wilde statue looks like Bates! Ga
Towles still doesn't look that comfortable.
OL is giving him time. OL certainly a major improvement over 2015
If Towles "were Tom Brady in the pocket" he wouldn't have transferred.He looks competent. After last season I will accept competent.
The roster numbers the team has online don't match the players numbers in the game.
I understand that it is wet, but Towles is not looking like a sharp passer so far.
Towles has a weird throwing motion. It looks like he's actively pulling back on his release (like decelerating a golf swing). Wish he saw the RB underneath on that last 3rd down. Make the easy pass.
We need points here.
Time for a Walker punt return TD
Great play by war daddy.
I quit if he calls a kick block and we get penalized here.
My mistake. It looks like Rouse is the punt returner this season.
Rouse has looked good on these punt returns. Thankfully they've left the fair catch at home.
There he is.
Clock management again an issue. Running with the clock ticking down.
They need to use their trick play right now. Whatever it is. They need a fucking TD
Oh fuck. Typical. What a disaster.
Towles already feels like a veteran BC QB.
Stupid freaking game management there too.
Towles is costing BC the game so far
Darius Wade? Serious.
0 points and under 50 passing yards at the half. Seems familiar.
I think he only had one option on that throw and it wasn't open. Play sucked to.
Clock management issues again. Wow. We now know what we have with Daz.
There is still plenty of Football left, but not a great first half.
If I were Adazzio I would be pissed about the timeout and the run off the timeout with 1 second left.That was bushleague by Paul Johnson
Well ok. 7-0 okSeeing some good and bad with BCOverall. Not bad. I see some potential
"We're moving the football right now." Huh? You have 107 total yards on offense. And Towles sucks. Daz is clueless.
Rain is having big impact too
Better O than last year. I think that is Daz's point of reference
ESPN is categorizing the second turnover as a fumble, not an interception. Is that correct?
Well sure. Does this mean he gets to claim that they're a winning football team when they go 4-8 this year ha?
Yeah they changed it to a fumble.
Not great. But seems like an improved football team.
The defense, as with last year, started slow and then looked terrific. Much better play-calling on offense, just need to execute better. Kicking game and clock management still an issue. I think the only way we win this is if the D can force a couple turnovers.
Daz looks so sheepish and not confident on the sideline. what is wrong with him?tough first half for the O
i’m reluctant to judge Towles in a game where its been raining for hours, balls are heavy and field is slick. he looks like a shifty runner but not much of a passer -- all the throws seem to be a little off the mark and not a ton of zip.not opposed to seeing Wade for a series just to see how he looks.for a team that wants to run run run run, we seem to lack the big time running back. Hilliman just sort of plods along.
El Miz, I think Rouse needs to be the featured back. He just has a quickness the others lack.
Did Bates schedule this game in Ireland or did he inherit it?
The first 10 minutes will determine if I spill a little Kahlua in my coffee.
Sweet. Hilliman. Outrunning DBs. Fast!
Did I say Rouse should be the featured back? I thought for sure Hilliman would get caught. What a terrific run!
Looks like it's just coffee for me this morning!
Eagleboston. What was that about Rouse? :-)
The good news when the other team crowds the box? Big plays if you break through.
Thank God finally.....with the PAT just barely sneaking in.
Addazio needs to know we are in a cardiac game here. He needs to preserve timeouts as this could come down to a final drive.
Echo. Finally! It was like squeezing a "teen age pimple" but it was nice to hear the song "For Boston".
Really critical to get a stop here.
Pop. Bitch dropped it
Now we need to get points on this drive! Huge momentum opportunity.
That half stretch obvious handoff is killing me
Where is Willis?
That was a great catch by Walker.
Hands. Haven't seen a hands catch like that since Pete Mitchell
Two downs here if you know how to coach.
Nice call.Hands. I like it.
So conservative in this part of the field. Go for it.
You know what.I kick this.Short kick. Gives kicker confidence.Get lead.If you miss they get a long field.
And Addazio does it again. 3rd quarter TO in a dangerously close game.
Prefer a FG. Line not opening too many interior holes
It's over 35 yards and he's had two terrible kicks. And it's wet and rainy. Have to go for it.
Houston, we have a fucking problem.
Of course he missed it. I don't hate the call though.
fG still blows. Unbelievable
Like I fucking said. Go for it Daz you joke. It's always a sure miss when you kick.
Great! So you blow a timeout to call a kick when you should have gone for it. I'm losing my patience with Addazio. Bad series of events.
I'm sorry but that was a horrible call ATL.
Lichtenberg hasn't shown he can kick ever.
Like I said that kicker is a punchline. That kick looked like one of my drives when I was learning how to golf. Kid has no shame either after that closeup he got.Fixer?
Offense working, momentum on our side. Have some guts and exert our will on them. You don't do that by putting our worst foot forward. Ram it down their throats. Calling a time out to tuck your tail is ridiculous.
You have to go for it in that situation. With most teams, you kick, but with BC's struggles in special teams, you go for it. Time to see if Knoll can kick.
The D is prepared for all their running.
Why and how in God's name, can't daz recruit a FG kicker in four years? This is so fucking maddening.
Nice throw.I like this QB.I like the throws to TE.I like the size mismatches
A play action would be nice here.
Looking like we have guys that know how to catch this year.
I know I am jinxing it, but this drive is going well.
Would have worked with a better pass.
That line is looking stout. Underneath was open. Poop
This is the best drive of the day, but we need points
That was a smart play by Towles.
Extra Pt.Fucking Gravy
Lots of unscored points left on the field.Fucking kicker.This game is over if we average joe-dirt as a kicker.
So awesome to finally have a quarterback that can pass.
I think Tech is going to start opening it up in the air. In part because they are down and because it is working.
Secondary exposed again.
83 is a bitch. Shut him up, D.
Not good when you can't stop the GT passing game.
Bad penalty by Moore.
That was a nice run.Addazzio needs a timeout here.
Both of those ends were held.No call is bullshit.
Must be nice to have a real kicker.
And they have a kicker. Damn. Another cardiac game. Need to play loose here and be aggressive as with the last drive. Don't play not to lose.
Daz better not go conservative here. Can't kill 6 minutes with a 3 and out. Let the boys play and get back into the end zone.
I hope Addazio doesn't go too conservative. Moving the ball and scoring is more important that just killing clock.
Playing not to lose. Bad idea, Addazio
That's the most Dazziest drive that ever Dazzed
That was about the worst drive you could expect.
Did we expect something different? Playing prevent offense which will morph into a prevent defense, thereby preventing a BC win.
That GT Special Team coach looks like Mick from Rocky.Dazzio is saying cut me, cut me
Spaz freaking tastic
Great, if Tech scores, we will have a minute left and 1 timeout. Kicking game killed us today.
This offense epitomizes why I never wake up before Noon on weekends.
Short field now
A timeout is not worth 4 seconds on the clock. Just punt it away and save the timeout in case.
More proof that the "Daz" is a 275 pound loud mouth fraud. Talks tough, but coaches like a wuss. As usual, with game on the line, he goes into a shell, coaching not to lose rather than to win.Win or lose today, there is no real future with this clown in charge.
Opposite. The games should be at 7 am every Saturday. This team is screwed up. They are fun to watch again though.
Daz being Daz
Was his knee down when he threw that?
Fucking stupid prevent defense
I can't watch.
This defense is legit
Mentally preparing for the worst.Again, wusses never win.
Moore has been terrible today
Only 1 timeout left. Thanks, Addazio!!!
Fucking Daz. This is why we can't have nice things.
Poor coaching gets reflected in close games.
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