Monday, June 26, 2017

More pessimism about BC's bowl chances

CFN put up their bowl predictions and has BC staying home. Given the ACC's ties to other bowls and the still outrageous number of bowl games, I don't see how BC misses out. If a Power 5 team gets to .500, they are going bowling. Heck, even with five regular season wins and a good APR, BC would probaby go bowling.

Could BC be terrible this year and miss out? Sure. But I just don't see it. There remains enough winnable games on the schedule and enough talent on D that BC should get to the required number of wins. If not, Jarmond will have to make some tough decisions early in his tenure.

26 comments:

Napolean Bonaparte said...

These pre season predictions are virtually worthless. In the unlikely event we don't qualify - not sure I agree that Jarmond will have a "tough" decision other than having to swallow or settle up on Daz's remaining contract and having to find a new coach under terms acceptable to Leahy.

Georgia Eagle said...

What terms would be acceptable to Leahy? I hope you don't mean religion.

JBQ said...

There are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. They are all moving to lay control. Gonzaga has a lay president. I would say that Father Leahy is close to the end of his mission.

JBQ said...

St. Louis University is one of those 28. They recently replaced their priest president, Lawrence Biondi. An editorial of 6.26.17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers a great deal of insight of where this is going.---"A's and B's, not oohs and aahs". "SLU has good reasons to tout athletes' academic prowess". The article pushes the celebration of brain power at the expense of sports prowess. "Muscle, speed and agility" are attacked next to a picture of a female basketball player. "SLU ended the academic year without sending a single sports team to an NCAA post-season competition". "Their academic preparation is what'll make the difference between driving a forklift or reaching for a bigger goal". "Sports shouldn't be the driving force behind any academic institution's existence".----The Greek ideal of the Olympics is now evidently moot. Tommie Smith was able to give his gloved salute on racism because of his physical prowess. There is nothing wrong with the physical male body.---If BC wants to view the future and the celebration of ineptitude, then look at St. Louis University. By the way, William Patrick Leahy started his Jesuit career at St. Louis University, moved to Marquette and the former Warriors, and then began a stellar red headed career at BC.

John said...

Let's stuff ND and beat UVA at their stadium. And how about revenge against VT?

knucklehead said...

Too much investment in the assistant coaching staff for dazzler to be canned after this season. 4 wind against the right combination of teams or 5 wins and he keeps his job for next season.

The good recruiting leads me to believe that the street thinks he is here long term.

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HumptyDumpty said...

Our talented D gave up nearly 50 points 4 times (and lots of yards) in 2016. Not talented. Not even good. Not even average. Sure, got a few diamonds from the rough out there, but most are MAC ballers not able to play ACC ball. Reid ain't Don Brown.

This will be the coaches' (all of them) last season at the Heights. and hooray for that.

Chris said...

This is the most talented team that Addazio has had at Boston College, I think BC surprises everybody and goes 9-3. I was seeing shades of Andre Williams in true freshman Travis Levy. This will be an exciting team and I believe BC fans should be excited.

Georgia Eagle said...

Chris, love your rah-rah spirit, but you're dreaming, son.

knucklehead said...

Lots of teams gave up 40-50 points to Clemson, Lville and FSU.

I have said this 50 times here:

When your offense cannot sustain drives then your defense has to play more which leads to giving up more points.

The reason why the offense cannot sustain drives is because it has a horrible offensive line from a talent and coaching perspective.

Andre Williams ran for 2k because he had a very good o-line.

Fix the o-line and everything else will fall into place.

John said...

I feel better about our chances this year than the last two. We are still a couple of injuries away from big trouble, but have more experience and depth.

If Addazio doesn't take off the shackles and let his coaches give the team a plan to win, he's not a head coach. This will be a very telling year.

This team is capable of putting points on the board - let them do it!!!!

Let's play like the first half of the bowl game. Use the entire play book instead of RRPP. For crying out loud, keep the opponent's defense guessing and off-balance. This isn't rocket science.

Give our defense some hope!

Max said...

You give up 40 or 50 points to anyone - there is no excuse. You are a loser that needs to do some serious soul searching and action planning.

Stop sugar coating Daz as a coach. He sucks.

knucklehead said...

If you cannot see the o-line is the problem then you cannot see straight.

John said...

I agree that the O-Line is not on a par with past years. This means that we can't run it down their throats for sure.

I think if the team is allowed (how sad is that - please allow us) to use some finesse and mix it up to sew some doubt into the opponent's defense, we can have more success. That is more than if the QB slowly pivots, hands off slowly and our RBs are forced to run it between the tackles in the "belly series".

It's stupid and only a lunatic would continue to insist that it's our only offensive choice.

Georgia Eagle said...

A lunatic? Welcome to Dazoshit's world.

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Knucklehead said...

Clearly said fixing the o-line makes everything else fall in place(didn't say it was the only way to win). You cannot be successful against good teams without it. Haven't you seen that the last 4 years against the good teams? Only a lunatic or a contrarian would say something otherwise.

Ask Bill Belichick why he paid Dante Scarnecchia $2 million to come out of retirement and coach his o-line again last season.

The Maryland game was fine and we won which beat my expectations. We had a big lead and let it go because we couldn't salt the game away in the second half. Only "so many" trick plays will be effective/successful in one season. The only reason Dazzler let Loeffler call those plays was because Maryland was atrocious on D and even our third rate skilled players could exploit the hell out of them. That is not going to be an option against Clemson, LVille, FSU, ND and VT etc. They are trained not to be beaten by bullshit. That is why we have been successful against them in the past. We lined straight up, block them and hit a deep pass over them once in a while. That hasn't happened since year 1 of Dazzler. Thus the blow outs against the good teams.

You had a decent QB last season who was wasted because nobody blocked for him and the coaches called the 2 yard out route every third play(which he was not cut out to hit like he was the deeper passes when he had time). Have fun this season trying to execute the pass plays that beat UMASS and Maryland with Wade(completely horrible) or Brown(moderately horrible). You thought last year was bad. This season will be worse.

Perry the QB from Andover got into BC early, knows the playbook and seems like he is willing to stand in the pocket and take the hits needed to do "well." Lets see if Dazzler uses his brain and goes to Perry because that is the only chance we have to win more than 5 games . . . unless Landry runs the option some(I would seriously let him do that 1-2 times per game).

The defense better be doing their conditioning work. They will need it.

The special teams is porked without Al.

Georgia Eagle said...

Knucklehead,
You are so much more logical and rationale now that your nemises Mod34 was driven out. I actually applaud and agree with your posts these days.

Anne Marie Gahring said...

We need a new coach to compete at the ACC level . We need a great QB.
If we are not serious about winning maybe we should join Holy Cross in 1-AA football.
A good coach Tom O'Brien did quite well with tough schedules.
If you believe SPAZDAZIO will turn things around you must believe in Santa Claus,
Easter Bunny, Great Pumpkin etc.
Look what a very good football team Navy has become with Chet Gladchuk as AD.

John said...

It's nice to have a little optimism in the summer time. Hopefully our new AD will demand results, and BC will be on an upward turn some year soon. 🙂

Bravesbill said...

Is Knucklehead the same person as knucklehead?

John said...

Interesting - great question, Bravesbill.

knucklehead said...

Go back and look. Twit.

Craig Yeaster said...

Time to celebrate a 7-6 season!