Boston College 2013-14 Year in Review, Part I: Football

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Boston College Eagles sports for the 2013-14 academic year is over. The countdown clock to the 2014-15 season is already running on this site (not literally), but before we can get there, it’s time to tie a bow on the year that was on the Heights.

The best place to begin is with the first major program to get its season underway: football.

2013 Boston College Football: Pre-season

Boston College’s preseason was not like any ordinary preseason. This one came with great change. For the first time, the Eagles would get to see new head coach Steve Addazio in action, along with new defensive coordinator Don Brown, amongst others.

Prior to the opening of the 2013 season, it had already been established that Addazio and his coaches were working hard on the recruiting trail. Some solid recruits like Marcus Outlow and Harold Landry were already committed, but more would follow as the class would ultimately balloon to over two dozen new Eagles. The importance of recruiting was re-emphasized under this new coaching staff.

So was the importance of re-establishing both the offensive line and the run. At the end of the Spaziani era, “O-Line U” was lost, amongst other key facets of the team. The Addazio philosophy at Boston College would turn the Eagles into a power-run team. Some wondered how this, alongside another change in offensive coordinators, would impact Chase Rettig, the senior quarterback. He had a career year in 2012 despite the overall lack of wins, and helped wide receiver Alex Amidon to a record-breaking season.

Offensively, 2012 was the Amidon Show. 2013 was destined to be the Andre Williams Show, and little did we know just how momentous a year awaited.

Next page: August and September

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