The last time Boston College football started the season with a game against an ACC…
Behind an impressive offensive first half and a defense that forced four turnovers, BC came away with its biggest season-opening win in quite some time as it knocked off visiting Virginia Tech, 35-28.
Under Steve Addazio, BC has consistently plateaued at the seven-win mark. Now, with a healthy Heisman candidate at running back and a potentially potent offense, the Eagles are looking to finally take that next step—even with a lot of turnover on the defense.
A roundtable discussion of key players, best and worst case scenarios, and strengths and weaknesses ahead of the 2019 season.
The last scrimmage of fall camp saw Steve Addazio’s side improve in their execution, but BC was hampered by penalties at times and has two weeks to clean up before the season opener.
BC hosted its first scrimmage of training camp on Saturday. The rust was there, but a handful of Eagles, including wide receiver C.J. Lewis and placekicker Aaron Boumerhi, turned heads.
In his press conference at media day, new Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan spoke about BC’s promising freshmen class, and key returning players including Brandon Sebastian and Isaiah McDuffie.
Head coach Steve Addazio called this year’s team the “most athletic” he’s had, and additionally focused on BC’s outgoing class, AJ Dillon’s workload, and the NFL talent on the offensive line.
Boumerhi, who saw his 2018 season cut short due to a hip injury, joins the Eagles seeking to return to his All-AAC Second Team level of play and should immediately factor in the starting kicker competition.