Alumni Point of View: Former Boston College quarterbacks weigh in on Phil Jurkovec and direction of the program

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October 18, 2020

Saturday night’s result against Virginia Tech aside, it’s pretty safe to say that Phil Jurkovec appears to be the next great quarterback in a long line of them over at The Heights. Flutie, Foley, St. Pierre, the Hasselbecks, Ryan, Jurkovec. The name just fits, doesn’t it? The game against the Hokies wasn’t pretty, but, entering the weekend “Thrill” Jurkovec has shown that he’s capable of some pretty eye-popping performances. What’s…

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Boston College: Eagles take step back with 40-14 loss in Blacksburg

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October 18, 2020

Through its first four games this season, Boston College took advantage of opportunities given to them by their opponents. For weeks now, head coach Jeff Hafley has talked about needing to eliminate self inflicted mistakes despite being able to win three of his first four games as a head coach. Whether it was Texas State letting the Eagles back in the game late, or whether it was Pitt missing an…

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Boston College Preview: Boston College Eagles (3-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1)

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October 17, 2020

Line: Virginia Tech -12 Opening Kickoff: Boston College and Virginia Tech meet for the 29th time in series history. The Eagles are 10-18 all-time against the Hokies. The Eagles beat Virginia Tech 35-28 in the 2019 season opener at Alumni Stadium. Boston College is 5-7 all time at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. The last visit to Blacksburg for the Eagles was in 2018, a game they won 31-21. The Hokies…

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Boston College: Eagles pick up a big commitment from Lawrence Academy tight end Matt Ragan

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October 12, 2020

Boston College continues to pick up future commitments from some of the top prospects in the state. Add Lawrence Academy tight end Matt Ragan to the growing list of recruits who have committed to the Eagles. The 6-5 220 tight end had offers from Vanderbilt, Michigan State, West Virginia and Pitt among others. The Groton, Massachusetts native ultimately chose to stay closer to home and commit to the Eagles. I…

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Boston College: The Eagles have been at their best historically when they have gotten elite quarterback play

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October 12, 2020

The Boston College Football program has a history and tradition that spans 86 years. However there is one constant with this program. When they have an elite talent at quarterback, they are recognized nationally and they win. Just look at the last forty years of the program. The best seasons in program history have come when the program has had an elite level talent at the quarterback position. I am…

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Boston College: Eagles win 31-30 OT thriller over Pittsburgh

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October 11, 2020

If you still don’t believe that there is a change sweeping over the Boston College football program – the “Jeff Hafley effect” some may call it – then you haven’t been paying attention. Pittsburgh kicker Alex Kessman booted a 58-yard field goal with 40 seconds left to tie the game at 24 at Alumni Stadium on Saturday night. After BC kicker Aaron Boumerhi missed a 52-yarder at the end of…

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Boston College: Jeff Hafley is quickly becoming a media darling in Boston

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October 10, 2020

When was the last time Boston College had a coach who was popular with the local media? Jack Bicknell? Cowboy Jack as he was known was well liked by the local media but his relationship with them was a byproduct of coaching Doug Flutie and winning. Jeff Hafley is different. It is not the program that defines him as a coach. It is his persona and his resume. In the…

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Boston College Preview: Pitt Panthers (3-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-1)

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October 10, 2020

Line: Pitt -6.5 Opening kickoff: Pitt and Boston College met every year from 1970 to 2004 as members of the Big East. The Eagles are 14-17 all-time against the Panthers. The Eagles beat the Panthers 26-19 to end last season. The win made Boston College bowl eligible. The Eagles last win at home against Pitt cane in 2001 when they beat the Panthers 45-7. There are plenty of ties between…

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Boston College: Eagles continue to grow in four point loss to No. 11 UNC

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October 4, 2020

Two points. That’s all that stood between Boston College and forcing overtime against the 11th-ranked team in the country on Saturday night. Trailing by eight with a little over five minutes remaining, Phil Jurkovec led the Eagles downfield and eventually found CJ Lewis for a touchdown to cut the lead to six. Unfortunately, the ensuing two-point conversion that would have forced overtime was picked off and ran back the other…

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