Preview 2018: Boston College Eagles. Be THAT Good Again

Preview 2018: Boston College Eagles. Be THAT Good Again

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Preview 2018: Boston College Eagles. Be THAT Good Again


What You Need To Know About The Boston College Offense

– Well that worked out just fine. The team that was slow, stodgy and deliberate picked up the pace, and all of a sudden, Boston College had an offense. The Eagles didn’t all of a sudden turn into the New England Patriots, but the light turned on midway through the season and the results followed, especially on the ground.

AJ Dillon turned into one of the nation’s most productive backs, but he’s going to need help now with Jon Hilliman transferring to Rutgers.

It’s a very, very thin position now – the coaching staff might have to get creative if Travis Levy doesn’t turn into a big factor. Fortunately, with all five starters returning up front, the blocking will be there.

– And the quarterback will be … all up to Anthony Brown’s knee. He might have been inconsistent, but as a true freshman he did what the team needed – right up until he suffered a knee injury in mid-November.

The hope is that he’ll be back in time for the start of the season, but with Darius Wade transferring to Delaware, the season might rest on the quick development and production of EJ Perry or Matt McDonald early on.

Led by TE Tommy Sweeney and a good group of receivers returning, the passing game will have its moments. However …

Biggest Key To The Boston College Offense

The passing game will have to be far, far more efficient. Brown was good at keeping the offense moving, and the ground game was amazing once Dillon started to get going, but the passing game has to be effective, too.

As good as Brown was, he only hit 52% of his passes and the combination of passers threw 12 picks, 16 touchdown passes, and didn’t do much down the field. As long as BC’s quarterbacks are hitting their third down passes – not a given last year – it’s doing its job.

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