Boston College Eagles Football Season Preview History
2011 Boston College Football Preview:
Few teams have been more consistent in recent memory than Boston College. The Eagles have made the trip to 12 consecutive bowl games, and enjoyed a 7-6 season last year despite an anemic offense. Head coach Frank Spaziani is back for his third year and looks to compete for the ACC crown once again.
The offense struggled last season, and the Eagles relied heavily on their defensive prowess to win games. That will have to change this year, and with nine returning starters they might see some improvement. Sophomore Chase Rettig will lead the way under center, and looks to build on an up and down freshman campaign. Running back Montel Harris will certainly be the focus of the offense after rushing for more than 1,200 yards last year.
The defense should be strong for the Eagles once again. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is back a year after leading the ACC in tackles. Luke Kuechly and Max Holloway should be stout on the defensive line, and the secondary is expected to be reliable as well thanks to cornerback Donnie Fletcher.
2010 Boston College Football Preview:
The Boston College Eagles have not won a conference title since joining the ACC in 2005, but the powerhouse in inching closer, and 2010 could be the year. The team has now strung together 11 consecutive winning seasons and is just two years removed from a season in which it peaked at #2 in the AP poll and secured the Atlantic Division Championship.
Coming into 2010, it seems clear that BC's play against the ACC's top teams will determine where they finish in the standings. Since joining the competitive conference, the Eagles are 20-2 against teams from outside the ACC.
To help Boston College improve on its second-place finish in the Atlantic Division this season, roommates Montel Harris and Colin Larmond Jr. will need to shoulder much of the load on offense. Harris led the team in rushing last season with 1,457 yards and 14 touchdowns, and Larmond Jr. was typically tasked with blocking for his bunkmate. This season, Larmond Jr. will need to adapt his role to that of star receiver with the departure of Rich Gunnell.
While fans will sweat over every conference game in 2010, perhaps the biggest showdown will take place against BC's arch rival Notre Dame in Chestnut Hill on October 2.