Saturday, March 31, 2018
Catholics and basketball
BC is only mentioned as being one of two Catholic schools that still plays big-time football. For that reason, I think we will always be a Football school first, but our Catholic identity and history, combined with our ACC basketball ties and football cash, should lead to hoops success soon.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Ethon Williams commits to BC
Rivals has Williams as a 3 star. He is unranked in 247. While not an elite prospect -- probably due to his size -- Williams does hold an offer from West Virginia and has interest from other Power 5 programs.
While a bit under the radar, Williams seems like a good fit and good prospect. BC's interest will probably bring in other Power 5 teams (it always does). Good luck to him and welcome to BC.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Highlight video or Draft clue?
My only hope is that this is all speculation on the ACC Network's part. I hope they have to make a highlight real for his senior season a year from now.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hawkins PR gives hope
However, if you read twitter, you will see BC listed as a potential destination for other grad transfers. That means the staff is out working it and are planning on an open scholarship. Will that be a transfer? Are they hedging on Hawkins? Do they think Robinson is gone? All we know is it will be a busy few weeks for the basketball staff until this is all worked out.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Robinson honored and other links
Ohio DLine prospect Nate Leskovec had lots of good things to say after his unofficial visit to BC. He currently holds offers from a few mid-majors and some other ACC schools.
Baseball lost to UConn.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Reading into Fadule playing RB
Even though he didn't play the past two years, Fadule has experience at QB. He was an insurance policy and third stringer. If Perry and McDonald passed him on the roster -- with all presumably behind Brown -- then BC's depth chart is better than it has been in years. All the QBs are young, with good arms and now getting lots of reps. Ideally Brown would be practicing too, but his experience as a starter should also pay dividends soon.
Beyond being a sign, Fadule might help the offense a bit. He is athletic and a good runner. A few packages with him could also add the element of tricks with him throwing.
The season was never going to turn on the play of John Fadule at QB. With BC experimenting, we know that the program has more depth at QB than any other time of his BC tenure. That's another reason to be excited about the Spring and the upcoming Fall season.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Social Media gives glimpse into BC visit
Great day visiting Boston College. Thank you to @Coach_Campanile and @CoachLeonardBC and the rest of the BC staff! pic.twitter.com/F92uvrxfRM— Sean Morris (@SeanMorris8930) March 24, 2018
Enjoy myself down Boston College @BCCoachGunnell @coachBwhiteBC 🦅 pic.twitter.com/8diBB6EWSh— Curtis Murray 3⃣❕ (@yooocurtt) March 24, 2018
Great visit at Boston College today. Can’t wait to get back on campus in June!! #WeAreBC #GoBCEagles @CoachLeonardBC @JustinLickerFB @CoachTrautFB pic.twitter.com/Ul1YxZNRFY— Z A C K T A R B U R T O N (@ZTarburton) March 24, 2018
I had another incredible visit to Boston College yesterday!! Great seeing @BCCoachJReid and @CoachRickyBrown and @BCCoachAddazio again! #DecideToFly #R2D pic.twitter.com/hTQlVsQmDF— Jackson Ness (@jacksonness_33) March 25, 2018
Late, but I had a great day with the family at Boston College yesterday. Thanks to @Coach_Campanile and the rest of the staff for having me #Decidetofly 🦅— Kieran Reynolds (@KJ_Reynolds_) March 25, 2018
Great visit at @BCFootball today! Thank you @BCCoachJReid @BCCoachAddazio #DecideToFly 🦅🦅 pic.twitter.com/2VJJz02rxa— Tru. (@trumayneguy25) March 24, 2018
What an amazing school!! @BCFootball thank you for an amazing day!! @coachBwhiteBC, @CoachTrautFB, and @BCCoachAddazio. Be A Dude!! #DecideToFly 🦅 #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/Q61hIvtdpj— Terry M. Smith (@Tsmiff85) March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Go Loyola Chicago
If you're not on the Loyola Chicago bandwagon, it is probably time to jump aboard. There are always Cinderella stories this time of year, but how often are they Jesuit schools with our colors? The Sister Jean aspect is a unique feature too. And as I keep repeating, if this Jesuit school can do it, why can't another that is closer to our hearts?
Friday, March 23, 2018
New kicker and other links
BC offered a highly touted Texas OL prospect.
Jessica Dreswick threw a perfect game for the Softball team.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Jesuit team wearing Maroon & Gold in Elite Eight
|If you squint a bit, you can pretend this is BC.|
If Loyola-Chicago has a run like this in them, then BC has one in its future too. Our situation is a bit different since we are in a Power 5 conference and it is a battle to just get in the tournament. But the reality is that BC's current team has more talent than this Loyola team. If we had gotten in, we could have pulled off three upsets. If you also look at the success of FSU, Syracuse and Clemson, you will also see mediocre ACC teams getting hot at the right time. It can -- and will -- happen for BC one day. We just need to get back into the tournament and get hot at the right time. Until then, Go Ramblers.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Landry makes the most of Pro Day
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Why is recruiting picking up now?
1. BC has pushed the timetable. Addazio views BC as a "developmental program" so he is not trying to fill out his class with all five stars. Instead he is looking for committed kids who BC can get on early. Now that there is an Early Signing Period, BC's desire to get on kids early has moved up a month or two. Kids who used to verbal in summer are now likely to verbal in March.
2. There is momentum and promise during spring ball. Spring ball is when every program has hope and promise. BC -- with a new football building rising up next to Alumni -- can really sell that idea. So when a kid is visiting the school during his spring break and gets the hard sell from Addazio, he is likely to commit.
3. There is a bit of musical chairs among the kids. All the kids track each other's offers and commitments on social media. They see other guys commit. They have coaches tell them there are only X amount of spots at a position. There is pressure to find a spot and hold onto it. So when a good offer comes along, they take it. This leads to the occasional decommitment, but I think the coaches are willing to take the risk.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Basketball roster talk
As for other roster questions: it doesn't seem like Hawkins will be granted a 6th year. It is a true shame that he never got to be a factor with this team. If by some miracle, the NCAA grants him another season, BC should make room (somehow). I just wouldn't plan on it.
The last unknown is Jerome Robinson's status. If he stays, this team is a headed to the tournament. If he leaves, we take a major step back. I don't begrudge him his interest in the NBA. Even being a late first-round pick gets paid. If he does leave, BC will have to use his scholarship on a transfer, just for the depth needed for next year.
In an ideal world, Robinson returns, a dead weight player leaves and BC lands a great transfer. The reality will probably be a bit different. But the next two months are going to be crucial for next year and Cbristian's future.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Watts wins National Player of the Year
This was just the latest honor for Watts as she also earned the 2018 Hockey East Player of the Year and was the unanimous winner of the Hockey East Rookie of the Year.
Congrats to Daryl on the great season and the big future ahead.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Bono commits to 2019 recruiting class
Bono has a good group of offers (that includes some Power 5 schools). He is also a player from a Cincinnati Catholic school, so his commitment keeps up awareness of BC in the area. Now that he is a BC verbal, I am sure more Power 5s will come calling.
Congrats to Spencer and let's hope Addazio has a series of players ready to commit this spring.
Friday, March 16, 2018
BU bounces BC from Hockey East Tourney
The BC release mentions the team waiting for selection show on Sunday, but many pundits think BC is out. Keep your fingers crossed.
Here are the video highlights from tonight's Hockey East semifinal against Boston University: https://t.co/CgY3HZ6blD #BCEagles— BC Hockey (@BCHockey) March 17, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Perry getting the snaps in Spring Ball
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Addazio talks OL and staff dynamics
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
That wasn't fun
I know BC only had two days to prepare for the team and the new rules, but they didn't seem ready. And having a former WKU staffer as an assistant should have made the usual scouting challenges easier. BC couldn't find good shots and did not move the ball well or get much in transition.
If Robinson returns and Hawkins gets a 6th year, BC will be good next year. I just don't have much hope they will be special until the talent really improves. The NIT was just another example of this team not being ready to compete anytime anywhere against anyone.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Rooting Guide for NCAA Tournament
Sunday, March 11, 2018
BC returns to postseason via the NIT
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Up and down day for BC Hockey
Fortunately the Men's team is still alive. They eliminated Merrimack in Game 2 of the Hockey East opening round and move on to face BU next week at the Garden.
Friday, March 09, 2018
BC wins Hockey East Game 1
Check out the highlights of the #BCEagles' game one shutout of Merrimack: https://t.co/xPO5ouYgGD #BCEagles— BC Hockey (@BCHockey) March 10, 2018
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Clemson ends BC's ACC Tourney run
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
BC makes clutch plays late to hold off NC State
While Bowman started off BC's run and Robinson finished the game, the middle was filled with good minutes from the role players. Pop was great sliding to the basket on breaks and screens. Mitchell was great breaking the press and crashing the boards. Reyes went 5-5 while finishing around the basket. It was really fun to watch.
The only reason NC State got back is because BC allowed some bad 3s. I don't expect adjustments on perimeter defense now, but Christian needs to fix it in the offseason.
BC plays Clemson on Thursday. That too is a winnable game. They just need to keep playing like they did today and they will be tough to stop.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Bowman carries BC on Day 1 of ACC Tourney
Georgia Tech looked terrible. If BC had shot well from 3 or cut back on turnovers, BC would have won by 20+.
Because of the back-to-back nature of the tournament, Christian had to give more minutes to his bench and guys like Baker and Reyes were productive.
BC plays NC State Wednesday afternoon. That's a winnable game. We will just need someone to get hot again.