Thursday, June 22, 2017
Athlon always quotes an anonymous coach about each team. Often times it can get catty. No so with BC this year. Here is what one ACC assistant said, "They just don't have the same kind of skill players that the other schools in the league have, but they're very sound in what they do."
The Athlon preview online also ranks the all-time best college football players of the Athlon era. Flutie only came in a No. 49. That is a big disservice and shows lack of perspective. Flutie's stats look small time now, but his offense helped change college football.
Our current QB was ranked 105 among all starters entering the season.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The focus of recruiting has been the 2018 class, yet Addazio just added one more piece to his incoming freshmen group. On Wednesday, New York DT Jaleel Berry signed with BC. I like this signing because he was personally scouted by Pasqualoni and has DT size now.
Berry is only available because he qualified so late in the process. While that is usually a red flag for BC, Addazio somehow got him through. The fact that he also had a scholarship available shows how tightly he is managing the roster. As soon as one guy drops out, the position is filled.
Best of luck to Berry. This could end up being a great BC story.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Normally I don't pay attention to the companies BC uses for construction and renovation. Maybe due to the size and the profile of the project, Skanska sent out a press release. BC is still keeping their mouth shut.
Monday, June 19, 2017
But it is not always that simple. Colleges also have a hard time identifying OL prospects. They are trying to project teenager who is going to add a lot of weight in college and face much better competition than he faced in high school. They are also trying to teach these guys while also winning games and competing.
Addazio built his reputation on OL coaching. In his first two years, it was good. Year 3 it was poor. Last year it was improved, but not great. If he wants success this year and long term and to build a pipeline of NFL talent, he is going to need his big guys to develop in all aspects of OLine play and start to dominate again.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The big get was New Jersey LB Nick DeNucci. Another guy hauled in by Anthony Campanile, DeNucci had a solid list of offers from Big Ten and ACC schools. He also keeps the Garden State momentum going.
Texas OL prospect Thomas Shelmire also verballed. His list of suitors is not as note worthy, but he is well regarded and from a territory where BC can grow its brand. OL guys are harder to project, so this is sort of a numbers and development game, but Shelmire seems like a good bet.
As things move forward Addazio will have a few recruiting challenges Because so many guys committed early, he will have to be judicious with his remaining scholarships. He will also have to keep the class together if the season is bumpy. Finally, he will have to keep the other schools from poaching his players. All of those are nice problems to have because it means you have something worth holding on to.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
After last season and the change at AD, I thought Addazio's recruiting would suffer. It seems like the opposite has happened. This class is stronger than last season's class and based on social media, it seems like they all enjoy each other.
Now Addazio needs to turn this talent into wins.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Boston College camp last week. Thank you for the great experience! #DecideToFly @BCCoachLoeffler pic.twitter.com/yyDZZaZZlN— Kyle McCord (@kylemccord16) June 15, 2017
Who knows how this kid will develop, but at least BC is thinking ahead.
Another player who popped up on Twitter was OL Tyler Vrabel. He's the son of Mike Vrabel. Given Vrabel's history with Ohio State and that he plays in Texas, I thought Tyler would have more Power 5 offers. Maybe this will be another guy who BC spots before the other guys swoop in.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When taken in these rounds, no one is expecting a quick rise to the majors. However, MLB teams using more and more draft picks and resources on BC guys is a good thing. Hopefully the new facilities improve BC's talent pool that much more.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Although the spread is close (BC-2), CFN is relatively confident that BC will win. I'm confident too. Even if BC struggles on Offense, there should be enough pieces in place on D to carry them in the road opener.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017
In the article, he also mentions the impact assistant coaches Campanile and Leonard had on the process. Having recruits references him as a critical recruiter, is another reason why Campanile has become so valuable to Addazio.
Congrats again to Gethers. I hope at BC he figures out how to turn that speed into some defensive wins.
Nebraska wasn't very good last year, so this represent a real chance at a W. Christian doesn't really have a choice about this. The conferences determines our participation, but this an important game. He needs all the success he can get next year.
TV deals are mostly about money. I know many ACC fans would gladly partner with any company if it meant more money for our teams: "Al Jazeera's ACC Game of the Week!" Because of the lack of tradition, consistent TV draws and fanbases, the AAC was not a hot property the last time they went looking for a deal. So they ended up with CBS's cable sports outlet. Among recruits, CBS Sports Network feels small time. This then becomes a vicious circle of UConn and their conference mates fighting for respect.
Even if the eventual ACC Network looks terrible and has limited carriage, it will mean something positive. Hopefully BC and the other ACC school leverage that opportunity.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
The other new Eagle is Florida LB Joe Sparacio. His offer list is not as impressive, but interest from both Army and Navy confirm that he is a serious student.
Addazio is now up to 12 verbals and will obviously get more during camp season. The mix of the class seems good. Perhaps the new AD and new facilities are improving the staff's ability to close.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Christian has found productivity with his transfers, but so far none of the guys has been enough to get BC to .500. I don't think Hawkins will either, but hopefully he compliments the roster enough that we see some improvement.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Gethers impressed most with his speed and claimed BC offered him right after his 40 time. The good news is that BC was his first major offer. The bad news is that it will bring Gethers to the attention of others. Let's hope being first and establishing a relationship with him makes the difference.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Friday, June 02, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Does the ACC have the best collection of coaches in college football? I would say so.
Philadelphia cut Stephen Daniels.
LaSalle will be part of BC Basketball's tip off tournament at the Mohegan Sun.