A roundtable discussion of key players, best and worst case scenarios, and strengths and weaknesses ahead of the 2019 season.
After retiring from football due to a neck injury suffered in a car accident, former Clemson defensive end Richard Yeargin confirmed his intent to play football again in an appearance on The Clemson Dubcast. He’ll play for BC as a graduate transfer in 2019.
Nine BC players signed with NFL teams after the end of the annual draft, including Jeff Smith, Hamp Cheevers, Lukas Denis, and Connor Strachan.
BC sent a school record seven prospects to Indianapolis—over the course of the four-day pre-draft workout period, some Eagles surprised, while others underwhelmed.
Seven BC players were invited to the 2019 NFL Combine, the most in single-season program history and tied for the 14th-most in the country.
Despite losing three commitments late in the recruiting cycle, BC still announced 16 incoming players in the second year with the early signing period.
Despite traditionally strong programs like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State struggling, the Eagles failed to take advantage and instead limped to a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division.
Ranking second in the conference only behind three-time defending league champion Clemson, BC boasts 13 All-ACC players this season—including four First Teamers—both of which are program records.
All of a sudden, BC’s 7-2 start is looking like a distant memory—coming off their most heartbreaking loss of the year, the Eagles will try to right the ship against a revolutionary Syracuse team this coming Saturday.
Two days after beating Miami and improving to 6-2 or better for just the sixth time since 2000, the Eagles climbed back into the AP Top 25, joining three other ACC teams in the poll.