Oct 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) runs the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Boston College Bye Week: 5 Big Questions — #2
Some were calling for the coming of the Darius Wade era after the Louisville loss this past weekend. Is it that time?
At this point, it is probably best to dance with the one who brought ya.
Tyler Murphy had his worst game of the season against Louisville last Saturday. There are no excuses for it, but it was one bad game, which does not cancel out the several very good games he has had that contributed heavily to Boston College victories.
However few, Wade is getting some snaps now, anyway. He can continue in this role and hopefully be prepared to start in 2015. Ideally, he would have redshirted this season and had a full freshman season to learn the ropes, but that is not quite how it happened and we must make the best of it.
Some would argue that, given Boston College is only aiming for a third-tier bowl and little else, there is no point in continuing to play Murphy. Conversely, given the same set of circumstances, there is just as little point in switching to Wade. Getting him two or three games of experience might not make much of a difference, and it is unlikely he can improve the team’s fortunes.
Boston College got as far as they have in part because of Murphy’s skills as a rusher. There is no need to bench him now, four interceptions against Louisville or not.