Boston College: Taking a step back during the bye week(s)

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November 20, 2020

Photo courtesy of the ACC.  Five straight months. That’s how long it’s been since the Boston College football program had a legitimate break. Coaches and players came back to begin quarantine in late June. Since then, the Eagles have had a few days off here and there, but it’s pretty much been five straight months of grinding. Aside from that, the Eagles have stunningly had over 7,000 negative Covid tests…

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Boston College: It’s Notre Dame and Red Bandanna Week

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November 13, 2020

Image courtesy of Boston College Athletics. In the immortal words of Cosmo Kramer, “giddy up.” Not only do the Eagles host Notre Dame for the latest installment of the ‘Holy War’ on Saturday, but it’s also the annual red bandanna game honoring former Eagle and true hero Welles Crowther. Let’s jump right in to all of the storylines surrounding this huge matchup that will be nationally televised on ABC: PLAYING…

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Boston College: Eagles escape NY with a 16-13 win over Syracuse

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November 8, 2020

SYRACUSE — I’m 99% sure that I’ve used this to start another game story from this season, but the old saying “they don’t ask how, just how many” applies here as well. BC visited the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Saturday afternoon and were favored to win by at least 14 points. With the way the offense had been clicking lately, it was just assumed by anyone who covers or…

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Boston College: Eagles make statement despite losing to No. 1 Clemson 34-28

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November 1, 2020

Josh Morgan-USA TODAY Sports The stars were aligned for Boston College on Saturday, but Clemson had other ideas. The Eagles entered Death Valley on Halloween as 24 1/2 point underdogs despite Clemson missing a few key defensive players and some other guy named Trevor Lawrence due to a positive Covid-19 test that was made public on Thursday night. If Boston College was ever going to have a chance to upset…

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Boston College: It’s Clemson week. Are the Eagles ready to shock the world?

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October 30, 2020

Well, well, well, things have become awfully interesting the past 24 hours haven’t they? News broke Thursday night that Clemson quarterback and potentially the No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL Draft Trevor Lawrence had tested positive for Covid. This of course eliminates a huge piece of the puzzle for the Tigers as they get set to host the Eagles on Saturday. The line on this game opened at 32…

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Boston College: What does Dabo Swinney think of the new-look Eagles?

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October 28, 2020

It’s Clemson week ladies and gentlemen. That means that this isn’t any ordinary week. A matchup with the top-ranked team in the country warrants a little more pomp and circumstance and some above average coverage. So, with that in mind, we decided to take a listen to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s press conference on Tuesday to get his initial thoughts on the Eagles. “BC is going to be a…

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Boston College: Eagles run over Georgia Tech 48-27

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October 25, 2020

CHESTNUT HILL — All week long, BC head coach Jeff Hafley preached trusting the process. After five turnovers in a loss to Virginia Tech last Saturday night, the Eagles returned home and put in a week of practice centered around basic fundamentals, holding on to the ball and tackling. The running game had also been awfully quiet. It arrived suddenly on Saturday, making quite a bit of noise to the…

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Boston College: Georgia Tech Week – Everything you need to know before Saturday

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October 23, 2020

It’s crazy to think about but, the Eagles have just two home games remaining after this weekend. Let’s jump right in, here’s everything you need to know about the BC football program heading into the Georgia Tech game on Saturday: FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE VIRGINIA TECH LOSS Five turnovers. Five self inflicted mistakes by the Eagles at Lane Stadium last Saturday night took BC from potential upset at one point…

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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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