The Eagles had unprecedented success on the football field between 1999 and 2010, making a bowl appearance every year. In 2007, quarterback Matt Ryan led them to be ranked #2 in the nation at one point. However, 2011 (4-8) and 2012 (2-10) have seen hard times fall on Chestnut Hill. The offense wasn’t the problem so much as the lack of aggressive defense. BC finished last in the nation in tackles for loss and sacks. So far, however, there are no defensive four-star or above recruits. In fact, there aren’t any four-star or above recruits, meaning much of the progress will have to be made with the existing roster. Coming in to help is new, high-energy coach Steve Addazio, who will get players motivated. He also has a good quarterback to work with in senior Chase Rettig. The offense begins with him and with senior wide receiver Alex Amidon (78 receptions for 1,210 yards last year). It’s a rebuilding effort, but a new coaching regime means new energy and hope at Boston College. Get your tickets today with Gold Coast Tickets and cheer the Eagles on!
The Boston College Eagles are based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts at Boston College. The Eagles are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boston College is one of only two Catholic universities that play football in the FBS, the other being Notre Dame. Since their first season in 1892, the Eagles have won one conference title, three division titles, and have had one Heisman winner, Doug Flutie. The Eagles have played their homes games at Alumni Stadium, approximately six miles west of downtown Boston, since 1957. The Eagles have had numerous rivalries over the years, including its “The Holy War” with Notre Dame and its Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Syracuse rivalries.