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The Football Over-Unders for 2015: Boston College

This article is another in a series of articles in which the Confidential opines regarding the over/under for football wins in 2015.  We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.”  We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under.  If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too.  The next team up: Boston College.  We are going with an over/under of 7.5 regular season wins.

  1. September 5 vs Maine
  2. September 12 vs Howard
  3. September 18 vs Florida State
  4. September 26 vs Northern Illinois
  5. October 3 @ Duke
  6. October 10 vs Wake Forest
  7. October 17 @ Clemson
  8. October 24 @ Louisville
  9. October 31 vs Virginia Tech
  10. November 7 vs NC State
  11. November 21 @ Notre Dame (Fenway Park)
  12. November 28 @ Syracuse

Likely losses: Florida State, Clemson and Louisville

Likely wins: Maine, Howard, Wake Forest and NC State

Summary:  With 8 games in Massachusetts, including that “road game” against Notre Dame at Fenway Park, Boston College has one good thing going for it.  The scheduling of Maine and Howard should equal two more wins.  Hosting Florida State, as well as trips to Clemson and Louisville, should be three losses.  However, Boston College has played everyone close the past two years–nothing should be taken for granted.  One wonders about health and attrition, as the only bye week comes on November 14–late in the season.  But we see good things for the Eagles overall.   Ultimately, the Confidential goes with an over-under of 7.5 wins.

What do you think?  Over or under?  Let us know.

Prior discussions: Florida State Georgia Tech Wake Forest Pitt Virginia Virginia Tech Louisville Miami Notre Dame NC State Duke Boston College

New Boston College Eagles Page

The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Boston College.  It may be found here:   https://atlanticcoastconfidential.com/boston-college-eagles/

If you have a Boston College blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.

Boston College Football: The Over/Under

This article is the next in a series of articles in which the Confidential selects the over/under for football wins in 2014.  We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.”  We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under.  If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too.  The seventh team up: Boston College.  We are going with an over/under of 5.5.

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The ACC School Mount Rushmores: Boston College FINAL

Update: The Confidential does want to thank all of the folks that provided comments–both here and on BC Interruption.  It is a tribute to Boston College sports fans that there was so much interest in this issue. 

Having reviewed all of the comments and criticism, the Confidential is amending its original threesome.  This will not happen often, but the Boston College fans have convinced me that Art Donovan should be replaced.  But we are sticking with Doug Flutie and Joe Mullen.

Flutie and Mullen will be joined by: Jerry York and William J. Flynn.  The rationale for York–as a player, York ranks among the all-time greats to wear the Boston College sweater.  As a coach, York helped cement Boston College as a preferred destination for college hockey talent, including multiple national titles.  For more on York, see this nice BC Interruption write-up.  As for Flynn, we moved him in over Donovan for a reason.  Flynn was instrumental in keeping Boston College relevant during a substantial period of flux, when many smaller schools decided to move away from football.  In contrast, Boston College took the next step… which eventually paved the way for Boston College beating Syracuse and Pitt into the A.C.C.  We’ll defer to the Boston College fans on his importance.  For more on Flynn, go here.

The final verdict: Doug Flutie, Joe Mullen, Jerry York, and William J. Flynn.  Continue to the original article…

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The ACC School Mount Rushmores: Boston College.

The Confidential has been having some fun with league-wide coaches Mount Rushmores.  Football and Basketball, plus polls for each of football and basketball to share your thoughts.  In fact, it was so sufficiently fun and controversial that we are going to do school-wide Mount Rushmores now.  And we will only put three people on the list, leaving you–our readers–to comment as to who should be the fourth.  We will not do polls anymore.  For today, let’s go with the school that has fallen on hard times lately, but was very successful in its first several years in the ACC: Boston College.

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