Oct 25, 2014; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio talks with the referees after a call during the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
We are all full of questions during this Boston College bye week in football.
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How did the Eagles get to where they are? Should we as a fanbase be satisfied with their performance so far? What are some strengths and weaknesses that we have seen in them in 2014?
All of these are good questions. We will answer some of them.
Boston College Bye Week: 5 Big Questions — #5
What needs to happen for Boston College’s bowl position to improve once again?
First, the Eagles can at least play a respectable game against Florida State, and win over Syracuse to get to 7-5. Playing a tight game against the Seminoles is not as impressive this year as it was when the Eagles did it last year, but all things considered, it should count for something.
Next, Notre Dame has to win out to get to 10-2, which would in all likelihood get them back up into the bowls-formerly-known-as-BCS range. Considering that two of those three games are against Louisville and USC, it should bring their ranking up.
Boston College fans are in the unenviable position of rooting for both their own team and the enemy to win out. That is, unless you want the team to go back to Shreveport, in which case virtually none of us will attend. Sometimes, you have to suck it up and root for your own best interests, even if they also happen to be the best interests of the other guy you don’t like.
New York City (Pinstripe Bowl) would be the ideal destination for a variety of reasons, including travel, tourism, and likelhood of a large Boston College turnout. Annapolis (Military Bowl) is no great prize, but it beats Detroit or a return trip to Shreveport.
Boston College has been out of contention for anything serious for weeks now, and the Eagles have to hope for the best with the hand they are dealt. Notre Dame being in our mix (despite not even really being a member of the conference, just saying) is like a toddler on an airplane: it disturbs everything around it, with negative results.