2013 Boston College Football: Season Predictions

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2013 Boston College Football Predictions (continued)

Kyle, associate editor

7-5. I think that the offense comes into its own this year. Even though you have the 49th offensive coordinator in Ryan Day, Chase Rettig has matured and has two quality options in Alex Amidon and Spiffy Evans. His offensive line now has former five-star recruit Matt Patchan to give him time. Also, running back Andre Williams has been looking good in practice in his return from the injury that kept him out for part of the 2012 season.

The defense has a new philosophy under Don Brown to never give up and to keep attacking, a philosophy not even broached in the final Spaziani years among the defense. Al Louis-Jean is healthy. Kevin Pierre-Louis is healthy. This team finally has something to play for. There isn’t a lame duck coach at the head of this team anymore. There is a big ball of energy waiting to be unleashed on the ACC in Steve Addazio.

Now for an actual prediction! Call me crazy but I thought BC last year could have won a lot of the games that they lost (actually, it might be sacrilege, but I’m happy we did so there wouldn’t be a reason to have kept Spaz at the helm), like Army, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Wake Forest. I even think we had a chance to jump on Notre Dame’s back if we didn’t have such a lame offense. So here it goes, we will be 7 and 5 and make a bowl. Alex Amidon is an All-American. Chase Rettig gets drafted in the late rounds or picked up in free agency. KPL goes in the later rounds as well. Addazio wins ACC Coach of the Year. And BC upsets USC in LA. I think those predictions are bold enough and I think they WILL come true.


6-6. BC obviously takes a huge step forward from last year’s abysmal season. Rettig has a great year and shows BC fans what could have been if he was on better teams with a consistent offense. They win one game they shouldn’t (USC, FSU or Clemson) and probably lose one they shouldn’t (NMSU or Syracuse). All-in-all they don’t have enough talent to make any real noise, but a relatively weak schedule qualifies them for a bowl game. They are 2 years plus away from being real ACC contenders.


7-5. Because this team really does have a lot of potential both offensively and defensively. I think Rettig is going to have a big year, and likewise Amidon. Also, there is nowhere to go but up with the defensive secondary. Lots of winnable games this season. The Eagles WILL be going bowling again this season.

Joe F.

6-6 (3-5 ACC), and 7-6 with a bowl win.

Worst-case scenario 4-8; best-case scenario 9-4 with a bowl win.

Villanova- W
Wake Forest- W
@ USC- L
Army- W
@ Clemson- L
@ UNC- L
Virginia Tech – L
@ NM St- W
NC State – L
@ Maryland – W
@ Syracuse- W

It’s hard not be excited for BC football with Addazio’s energy. The players, coaches, and fanbase have new life and I think this will translate onto the field in closer games. New defensive coordinator Don Brown is the key in my mind. If the defense can apply pressure and force some timely stops and turnovers, that will be a tremendous help to the offense. BC’s talented linebackers should shine but there is plenty of room to grow for the defensive line who must put pressure on the opposing QBs.

On offense I believe Rettig has all the ability in the world to be a top-tier quarterback in the ACC and I think we will certainly see him lead BC to some close victories. The running game is a big question at this point and someone must step up and carry the ball if Addazio’s game plan in going to work. Games against Wake Forest, NC State, Maryland, and Syracuse could all go either way and don’t be surprised if BC is able to upset a quality team this season.