Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Round Table: Is BC Bowl Bound?

BC's full schedule was released earlier this week.  While BC fans have known which teams would be on the schedule for quite some time, now we can take a look at how spread out the difficult games are and keep an eye on long road trips and home stands.  With that in mind, we ask our panel:

Looking at the schedule, would you predict a bowl berth for the Eagles this year?

"I demand answers!!!"

Mike:  There's no doubt that this team will be better than last year's talent-wise (almost everyone is a year older even though we have to replace LK), and so I think we'll be able to somehow squeak out the necessary wins to put together a bowl berth.  I think we'll beat Maine, Army, Northwestern, Maryland, Wake, and NC State.  That would put us at 6-6.  I don't think a 6-6 BC team would be very attractive to any bowl destinations, but because the football gods seem content to toy with the us as if they take pleasure in our heartbreak, then yes, we're going to a bowl.  We will win six games, go to a bowl, and see another season of Spaz. 

Mike C.: In short, no. And they wont be back to a bowl until there is a new coaching staff.  Honestly, I have a hard time seeing them winning as many games as they did this past year - 3 seems about right.  The athletic talent has been leaving the program over the past few years and Spaz has not done enough to replace it.  The loss of Kuechly and Fletcher will hurt the defense and the depth on offense is lacking.  Oh, and the team is still headed up by a guy who squib kicks with a minute and a half left.

Ralph:  Did I miss the press release that Spaz was fired?  This is the easiest roundtable question in the short history of this blog and the answer is an emphatic "no."  We lost our best player to the NFL, our stud running back probably won't take another snap for the Eagles, the defensive line which ranked DEAD LAST in sacks last year actually got worse, and did I mention Spaz is still running the ship into the ground?  I'm struggling to find 5 wins, let alone 6, for a chance at a bowl.  I see a 4 win season and hopefully a regime change at the end of the year.

1 comment:

  1. Mike

    "There's no doubt that this team will be better than last year's talent-wise (almost everyone is a year older even though we have to replace LK)"

    Where did this team get better? We lost arguably the best defensive player BC has ever seen and I don't see a whole lot of growth anywhere on this team. Are the WR's improved? No. Did we improve at RB? No. Did we improve in the secondary? No.

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