Tune in Tuesday as BC Interruption's radio show, Pardon the BC Interruption, returns to the airwaves at 8 PM EST! As we've been covering over the past couple of weeks, a couple of great shows are already lined up for the first two weeks of the season, as Dan "New Guy" Rubin and AJ Black get you set for the opening kick from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA against Massachusetts. Be sure to call into the show with your thoughts at 646-200-0446 or weigh in both on Twitter and on each individual post's message board as the season kicks off.
BCI Radio's Football Kickoff - August 19th
Guest: Austin Tedesco, The Heights/Boston.com
Dan and AJ will be joined by Austin Tedesco of The Heights (BC's independent student newspaper) and Boston.com to talk Eagles football. The offseason will be the primary focus, looking back at the long wait that brought us to this point. We'll talk about Signing Day and the recruits most likely to make impacts, both short-term and long-term. We'll discuss the finer points of the Eagles program, the toughness (or lack thereof?) of the BC schedule, and what could happen as the season goes on.
Austin (@tedescau) will join us at 8:30 PM to talk about the Eagles' preseason camp and general observations about the different players, weighing in with thoughts from another Boston College football mind.
And lastly, we'll talk predictions - what can we expect from the BC season, who are the impact players, and could BC find themselves bowling for a second consecutive year.
Week 1 Preview: Boston College vs. UMass at Gillette Stadium
Guest: Matt Vautour, Hampshire Gazette
It's time to shut up, buckle the chin straps, and play some real football. Talk is over. Football is back.
Since reclassifying to the FBS, Massachusetts has been in tough shape, with two wins over the past two seasons. In just their third season in the Mid-American Conference, they've fired one coach and pinned hopes of a revival to a returning savior who won a Division I-AA National Championship in his first season...16 years ago. With an exit from the MAC on the horizon, in what they're calling the "biggest home game in UMass football history," it's time to finally play some football.
Beneath the surface of this game are some interesting storylines. While there's a talent discrepancy, this is a game UMass is pinning a lot of their FBS hope to, while Boston College comes in with the swagger of a resurgence under Steve Addazio. We'll talk about the implications of this game in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, what it could mean to both programs, and we'll finally get down to X's and O's with a comparison between the two teams.
Our guest this week is Matt Vautour (@GazetteUMass), beat writer for the Minutemen for the Hampshire Gazette. Matt will speak about the Minutemen on the field as well as some of the details of the off-the-field storylines. We'll talk with him about where UMass could surprise some folks, and we'll break down the matchup between the Western Mass. flagship and the Eastern Mass. standard bearer.
With the BC season just days away, it's your best chance to call in and sound off on your thoughts before it gets started for real!