After losing to Duke last weekend, it's back to the drawing board once more for Steve Addazio and the Boston College Eagles. Now at 3-2, they face a pivotal game when they take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at home on Saturday.
Five games into the season, the Eagles are facing so many unanswered questions in the face of mounting injuries. The defense is playing out of its mind, but the offense seems stuck in neutral or, at times, in reverse.
Much of the discussion revolves around the quarterback position. Troy Flutie and Jeff Smith now have two weeks' worth of game experience under their belt, and we still don't know who the full-time signal caller should be. One thing's for sure - we will see two quarterbacks on Saturday.
In order to get into the mind of the coach and go through the progressions of the quarterback mind, we need to pick the brain of an actual quarterback. For that, we turn to one of the all-time Eagle greats - Brian St. Pierre.
Brian St. Pierre was arguably the greatest high school quarterback in the state of Massachusetts. Matriculating to Boston College, he played as a redshirt freshman, rotating in as a sophomore, before becoming a starter in his junior year. Following his BC career, where he finished as a top five passer in school history, he was a fifth round choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now the head coach of St. John's Prep High School, St. Pierre has the task of tutoring young minds to gear up for Friday Night Lights. In his second year as head coach at his alma mater, he's already led SJP to the Division I North Final and has the team poised to replicate last year's success with a 4-0 start and top five ranking in the state of Massachusetts.
So tune in at 8 PM ET and give us a call at 646-200-0446 as we load up on quarterback talk and get ready for #TheRivalry on Saturday!