2019 Football Preview – ACC- Eagles
Looking for 2019 Boston College Eagles predictions? BC is a solid program with an ability to rise up about once a cycle. That is not rise up to national prominence but a rise up to hurt some teams in the conference. These guys know who they are which is great bit this is not going to be a great year.
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Head Coach: Steve Addazio
2018 Record: 6-6
Boston College Odds to win the 2019 FBS Championship: 2000/1
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This is going to be a rougher than normal season for what is generally a solid program. Don’t let early results skew your thoughts.
2019 Boston College Eagles Predictions: Team Strengths
Passing Game?: The Eagles are all about running the ball and defense, generally. That is the identity of their team under Addazio.
I wonder if that might change a little this season. Anthony Brown has a nice season as a sophomore and he has his top receiver back.
They still have a strong running back in AJ Dillon but maybe they can be more multiple this season. Last year the rushing game was not dominant any way.
For the passing game to thrive they need to find a few more receivers though. They need to find someone who can make some plays after the catch.
Linebackers?: The defense is looking to replace key players in some big spots but less so at linebacker.
Second leading tackler Isaiah McDuffie is back for the group and so is Max Richardson, one of only three returning starters on the entire defense.
Middle linebackers John Lamont is a junior who seems destine to be the leading tackler this season. The middle is the most experienced group on the defense.
2019 Boston College Eagles Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Change in Identity: BC is never going to fling it around the field the way that some programs do but I am little curious to see whether they let their identity morph a little this season.
Up front they lost Zach Allen at DE who was was one of the most productive defensive lineman in program history.
With every season we are getting further and further from Don Brown being a presence at defensive coordinators. The results on the field are slipping on that side of the ball.
Only two starters return on the offensive line and two projected starters are under classmen.
They are very excited about the pedigree and potential of Tyler Vrabel but the ACC is not an easy league and not a lot of offensive tackles dominate as freshmen. .
The Eagles often play with two tight ends and will be looking at two new starters there as well. That is not going to make for advantageous running or throwing.
Boston College Eagles Prediction: 6-6
Boston College has one of the most interesting schedules. It is easy up front but hard at the back end. They might be 6-0 and then drop six straight.
The key is the opener which is a conference game against Virginia Tech at home. If they get that one then 6-0 is a real possibility. Their nonconference games are against Richmond, Kansas and Rutgers. Kudos for taking on Power 5 opponents but those are two of the worst.
Once they get to the meat of the ACC schedule I dot not see any soft spots. They also get Notre Dame on the road late and the Irish should be good this season.
This team could look a lot different than past Boston College teams and that might be a good thing. No matter how you slice it though they have just 8 returning starters and that means they might struggle early. By the time they get better the competition stiffens which is not an ideal makeup for a great season. Look to fade.
2019 Boston College Eagles Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 4:00 PM ET VT
- 9/7/19 3:30 PM ET RICH
- 9/13/19 7:30 PM ET KU
- 9/21/19 TBD @RUTG
- 9/28/19 TBD WAKE
- 10/5/19 TBD @LOU
- 10/19/19 TBD NCST
- 10/26/19 TBD @CLEM
- 11/2/19 TBD @SYR
- 11/9/19 TBD FSU
- 11/23/19 2:30 PM ET @ND
- 11/30/19 TBD @PITT
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