With all of the talk surrounding quarterback play at Boston College, there's probably no better person than an actual quarterback that can analyze the situation. For that reason, as the Eagles look to rebound from their loss to Duke, we're going to talk about the stress of the position with a former signal caller for the maroon and gold.
Our guest this week on BCI Radio is Brian St. Pierre, the former starting quarterback for the Boston College Eagles and a former starting QB in the NFL. The current head football coach at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts, St. Pierre can provide a wide array of analysis across a multitude of perspectives - the coach, the player, the backup, and the starter.
St. Pierre played for Boston College from 1998-2003. Worked into the BC rotation behind incumbent starter Tim Hasselbeck, he made his first career start against Pittsburgh during his redshirt freshman year of 1999. After returning to the rotation in his sophomore year, St. Pierre took over as starting quarterback in his junior season.
He spent two season as the BC starting QB, finishing third all-time with 5,837 yards and 48 touchdowns. Following his time at The Heights, St. Pierre was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2008, he was a backup for an Arizona team that went to Super Bowl XLIII, and he would later throw his first career touchdown pass in the following '09 season.
St. Pierre made his first career start in November, 2010 for the Carolina Panthers against the Baltimore Ravens, where he threw his second career touchdown pass. Retiring after the season, he finished with 33 passing attempts and two touchdowns to his credit.
Having returned to St. John's Prep, St. Pierre is now credited with turning around the team's fortunes in what is now his second season as head coach. After going just 6-5 in 2013, the Prep rebounded to go 8-3 last year, losing just once before dropping to Everett in the Division I North Final and Xaverian on Thanksgiving. This year, the team is already 4-0, having defeated the aforementioned Crimson Tide and coming off a victory over Malden Catholic on Saturday. The Prep is ranked #3 in the state per ESPN Boston.
So make sure to tune in on Tuesday night when former Eagle QB and currently high school head coach goes through talking about the quarterback mentality and how he handles things as a coach when dealing with young minds!
Some other highlights from this week in media:
-Last week featured a good turnout at The Stockyard restaurant for the BC Football Show with Jon Meterparel and Steve Addazio. Among the guests on air were Tim Bulman, former defensive end for the Eagles.
-Last Wednesday, I joined Mark RogersTV on ACC Breakdown to talk about last weekend along with Jeff Greenberg of SportsGlutton.com and Jim Hammett of Cardiac Hill. Jeff has a weekly interview with North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora that talks some really great X's and O's. Be sure to check that out each Monday.
-I'll be back on Mark RogersTV and ACC Breakdown on Wednesday night in a loaded lineup that will include Jim and Jeff again, but we'll be back with Brittnee Taylor-Newman. Brittnee's a frequent guest on BCI Radio, and it'll be great to get back on video with her again.
-Of course, be sure to check in on myTV38 on Friday when Inside BC Football airs its segments on the 10 PM news.