In the weekly Steve Addazio press conference, the Boston College head coach reflected on the loss to Clemson and offered some thoughts on the upcoming game with Wake Forest.
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Boston College lost to Clemson on Homecoming weekend by a final score of 17-13, having been in contention for the entire game but only taking the lead for a brief while until the Tigers came back for good.
Fans may watch the Addazio press conference here; it was held on Monday at noon.
Addazio Press Conference: Clemson Wrap
The coach started his remarks by mentioning the tough defeat against the Tigers on Saturday, saying that the Eagles needed to make only “one more” play, but did not do it. In this game and Colorado State specifically, this was a huge problem for Boston College.
Addazio went on to say that the team realizes what is at stake for it from week to week, and that it’s their duty to turn the page.
There were questions asked about the missed opportunities in the game; though we all know about the troubles at wide receiver with the drops, Addazio addressed the kicking situation. With Mike Knoll’s PAT miss late in the game on Saturday, two different Boston College kickers have missed an extra point this season, and all three have missed either that or a field goal.
In spite of that, Addazio credited special teams with doing a much better job in coverage; Alex Howell also had a good game punting, helping the Eagles make some headway in the field position battle.
Addazio Press Conference: Wake Forest
Coach Addazio paid Wake Forest some compliments in his initial public assessment of them.
Though he did mention that Wake is young and “looking for their identity” on offense, he said he thought they do good work on defense, particularly with regards to the run game. This was a bit generous: Wake Forest is 81st in run defense this season, allowing just over 175 yards per game. Against FBS teams, that jumps to 191.5 ypg. Their 4.23 yards per carry allowed is near the middle of the pack.
Addazio also complimented Dave Clawson as being a solid young football coach while underscoring the need for the Eagles to close out games. He took pride in the Eagles being a tough out and continues to have confidence in his team.