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Our 2014 Boston College football predictions are finally here.
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We have had all summer to read the outside reviews, listen to the reports, and read up on how things are going at camp. Now, it is time to go on the record with predictions.
How does our writing staff think the Eagles will do in Steve Addazio’s second season?
2014 Boston College Football Predictions: Joe
The Eagles had about as good of a rebuilding year in 2013 as could have been expected, though not without pitfalls. Even with the replacement of several key players this year, I still expect a respectable showing by Boston College in 2014.
I have found it ironic that the same media types expecting Boston College to having a losing season now are the same who expected it last year. Of the Eagles, they said that they were too deep in the hole in 2013 and didn’t have the manpower to get to a bowl. Now, in 2014, they say the Eagles will not make a bowl because those players who weren’t good enough in the 2013 preseason are now gone.
That is not a blanket accusation, as some like Paul Myerberg have been quite fair to Boston College, but at some point, it’s time to stop listening and start watching the games.
When predicting this season, I have to go with my gut, and I would like to think I’m not completely out in left field given that I’ve been following the ins and outs of this program beyond casual fandom for a decade now. My gut says another bowl, and it has ever since the Eagles picked up Tyler Murphy and Ian Silberman. Murphy will ease Boston College into their quarterback transition, and Silberman bolsters a very good offensive line. Further, I expect the defense to show at least some modest improvement.
Like last season, things will not always look great, but it will work out when all is said and done. This is all contingent on the Eagles running up the win total in the first half of the season, but a few breaks here and there and they can get off to a good start and finish with bowl eligibility.
Prediction: 6-6 (3-5)