With football right around the corner, predictions are starting to pour in. What do other writers think of BC this season. Let’s take a look at a smattering of predictions from around the interwebs.
Athlon Sports- 6th in the ACC Atlantic. 2-6 in conference, 6-6 overall record.
By and large, the Addazio era in Chestnut Hill has been a good one. His first two years pulled the program out of a tailspin and produced back-to-back winning seasons. That said, after a 3–9 mark in 2015, he has to be careful to make sure the bad momentum doesn’t snowball. There is turnover all over the staff, including the program’s third offensive coordinator in Addazio’s four years with the Eagles. That position, held by Loeffler, is really where the success will be decided going forward. The Eagles have largely failed to produce consistent passing offenses under Addazio, and a one-dimensional attack won’t cut it in the ACC.
Injuries, youth and inexperience can partly be blamed for last year’s struggles. However, the Eagles are capable of a rebound season and bowl trip if the offense improves.
Stewart Mandel of FOX Sports: ACC Atlantic T-No. 4: Boston College (5-7, 2-6 ACC)
“BC managed to go 3-9 despite boasting the nation’s No. 1 defense. Kentucky transfer QB Patrick Towles should breathe life into BC’s offense.”
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports: 5th in ACC Atlantic: Boston College (6-6, 2-6 ACC)
“The schedule is incredibly soft in the non-conference. They also can’t get any more beat up by injuries than they were in 2015. The downside: replacing DC Don Brown is going to be very hard. He’s fantastic.”
SBNation’s Bill Connelly: Using his statistical analytics he projects BC to win around 6.4 games and 2.9 wins in the ACC
SI.com ‘s Chris Johnson: Has BC going 4-8 (1-7 in conference), and also has Steve Addazio as the ACC Coach on the hot seat.
USA Today’s Paul Myerberg: Dead Last in the ACC Atlantic. Ranked Patrick Towles the #9 QB in the ACC.
Joe Giglio of the News Observer: Has BC as 3-5 in the conference:
ACC football projection (each team's losses in red) in yellow-pad form pic.twitter.com/Rpc2MNlXhz— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) August 23, 2016
CBSSports.com Writers, anywhere from 4th-7th
Preseason Predictions: @CBSSports predicted order of finish in the ACC https://t.co/nwia2K37pw via @Noles247 pic.twitter.com/FaVVsYKqZm— Chris Nee (@CNee247) August 25, 2016