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Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles made his first start for the team in a losing effort to Georgia Tech, completing 11 of 17 attempts for 137 yards and an interception.

Towles added another 27 yards and a touchdown on the ground, but it was not enough. Boston College led for most of the second half, and Towles will almost certainly hold on to the starting job moving forward. His longest completion went for 26 yards.
Sep 3 - 2:13 PM

Boston College junior RB Jonathan Hilliman carried the ball 17 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in the school's 17-14 loss to Georgia Tech.

Hilliman reeled off a 73 yard run early in the third quarter, making a number of Yellow Jackets miss in the open field. The running back broke his foot last September and this was his return to the field. Hilliman is BC's lead ball carrier.
Sep 3 - 1:27 PM

Former Kentucky OC Shannon Dawson hinted that Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles handicapped him as a coordinator.

Dawson moved on to Southern Miss this offseason, but offered what appeared to be a shot at former Kentucky QB Towles, who himself moved on from the Wildcats to eventually hook up with Boston College. Said Dawson, "Typically, if I have a good quarterback, I’m a pretty good coach. And typically, if I don’t, I’m not a very good coach." The 6-foot-5, 238-pound Towles responded on Twitter with a sad emoji. He would take that post down, later writing on the social media platform, "I love that guy, and he loves me. Words get twisted all the time." This all appears to be water under the bridge, now.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 17 - 3:52 PM

An anonymous ACC coach who spoke with Athlon Sports about Boston College noted that the transition from DC Don Brown to DC Jim Reid should be noticeable.

Noticeable not only because Brown -- who joined Michigan's staff over the winter -- is one of the best defensive minds in the game, but also because he and Reid run almost polar-opposite styles. One coach called Brown's BC defense last year "legit," at least in part because of their creative use of pressure. "Reid played a base defense when he was at Virginia," another explained, "and on third down you get maybe one or two different pressures, so it’s like one end of the spectrum to the other. It’ll be interesting to see what they do." As for the Eagles' offense, "[y]ou felt like from an offensive standpoint if you scored 14 points the game was over and it really was." Former Kentucky QB Patrick Towles transferred over in the offseason and should provide something vaguely resembling a semblance of a spark this coming season. Boston College kicks off against Georgia Tech in Ireland at 7:30 a.m. EST on September 3.
Aug 1 - 1:19 PM

Boston College HC Steve Addazio said that sophomore G Chris Lindstrom is "going to be a first-rounder in a few years."

Lindstrom earned his first start against Northern Illinois on September 26. He didn't look back, punching the clock with eight consecutive starts after that contest. Addazio is encouraged by the fact that Lindstrom has managed to put on a fair bit of weight, moving from an OL-scrawny 265 pounds in 2015 to a much more stout 305 pounds this offseason. During high school, ESPN twice named a Boston All-State selection.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 2:36 PM

Boston College senior RB Myles Willis has been serving as a scout team stand-in for Georgia Tech junior QB Justin Thomas as the Eagles prep for their opener.

BC and Tech will square off in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Ireland on September 3 at 7:30 a.m. EST. Setting aside the international calamity set to unfold when that rock fight takes place, Willis played in a triple-option system with Marist School in Georgia before he joined the Eagles as part of the 2013 class and offers a unique insight into that notoriously difficult-to-prepare-for attack. At least with the scout team, he is serving as Justin Thomas' double. "I'll do anything to help this team win that game," he said. Last season, Willis rushed for 259 yards (3.9 YPC). He failed to score a touchdown in the campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 3:01 PM

Boston College junior DE Harold Landry recorded the best run stop percentage (13.5 percent) among edge defenders in the nation last year.

He also had the fifth-best run-stopping grade among edge defenders. "He can shed blocks at the point of attack and he improved greatly as a pass rusher," wrote Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo. "Landry has the skills to take yet another step as a pass rusher while providing excellent run defense on the edge." As a pass rusher last year, Landry finished with a +12.1 PFF grade, five sacks, 10 QB hits and 24 hurries on 317 rushes. Pro Football Focus sees him as the No. 49 player in college football.
Jul 18 - 6:05 PM

Three-star 2017 WR Caleb Stoneburner committed to Boston College.

"I committed there because I just felt like they were my second family," Stoneburner said. "I really liked the campus and how they ran things down there. I also like how they see me in the future as an Eagle." Per Rivals' Josh Helmholdt, "Boston College sees him starting out as a big wide receiver, and then will monitor his growth and could move him to a flex tight end later in his career." Stoneburner measures out at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds heading into his senior season at Coffman High (Ohio).
Source: Rivals
Jul 1 - 12:35 PM

Boston College HC Steve Addazio indicated that he wants the program to start winning this season.

"Will this be a group of guys that will win a bunch of games at BC? Absolutely. I just want it to be now," Addazio said. "I don’t want it to be two years from now, I want it to be now, and they want it to be now." Summer is certainly the time for optimism and ice cream, but the Eagles are in for a tough climb here. Continuity has been part of the problem -- current OC Scot Loeffler is the third person to take that position in Addazio's four years as head coach. Last season, they finished just 3-9 while fielding one of the worst offenses in the country. On the note of the offense, Addazio called the spring practices of junior QB Darius Wade and redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles (who transferred over from Kentucky this offseason) "phenomenal."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 5 - 3:01 PM

Boston College redshirt sophomore WR Troy Flutie has been suspended following his Saturday morning arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol.

Flutie -- the nephew of former BC QB Doug Flutie -- was arrested at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning after he hit a curb while driving. Per the Metrowest Daily News, the 6-foot, 182-pounder was arrested for "OUI, possession of an open container of liquor while driving, being a person under-21 in possession of liquor, and marked lanes violations." Boston College put out a statement following that messiness, saying, "Troy has been suspended from the football team by Coach Steve Addazio pending further investigation and faces the possibility of additional University sanctions pending the outcome of the court proceedings." He is set for arraignment Monday.
Source: boston.com
May 23 - 4:11 PM

Per ESPN's Matt Fortuna, Boston College graduate QB Patrick Towles was "pushed" by the now-healthy redshirt sophomore Darius Wade during the spring.

The Eagles enter the summer with a two-man race for the starting quarterback job, a decidedly better position to be in than the No!-Man! tire fire that became of the position last fall following Wade's ankle surgery. When right, Towles is an NFL prospect. When wrong, he's a sub-replacement (9/14 TD/INT ratio last season) player who got ejected from his spot last fall despite being the de facto face of Kentucky's program. This race could go down to the wire and is something to keep an eye on this summer.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 5:03 PM

College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread noted that "[e]ach of [Boston College graduate QB Patrick Towles'] two seasons as a starter [with Kentucky] were marked by a Wildcats collapse."

Kentucky lost their final six games in 2014 and six of their last seven in 2015. Towles jumped off that ship in the form of a transfer to Boston College earlier this offseason. That should be an adventure. The Eagles offered one of the worst offenses in the country last season and while the 6-foot-5, 238-pound Towles is not without his athletic charms, he is also inconsistent to the extreme. With the Wildcats, he never completed more than 58% of his passes and averaged just 6.7 YPA for his Kentucky career. Last season, he threw for 2,148 yards with a dismal 9/14 TD/INT ratio.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 2:00 PM

Titans signed Boston College DL Mehdi Abdesmad.

Abdesmad (6'6/284) was plagued by injuries in 2013-2014 before finally staying healthy as a fifth-year senior and registering 15 tackles for loss, including 5.5 sacks. The Quebec native's snaps were still limited coming off a torn patellar tendon, however, and NFL scouts have expressed concerns with the stability of Abdesmad's knees. Abdesmad was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, running 5.10 with a 29 1/2-inch vertical. Long term, Abdesmad projects as a low-ceiling role player at five technique.
May 4 - 2:58 PM

Eagles signed Boston College LB Connor Wujciak.

Wujciak (6'3/291) started 3 1/2 seasons at B.C., tallying 21.5 career tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Selected first-team All-ACC as a senior, Wujciak showed NFL-level athleticism by posting the top SPARQ score among defensive linemen at the Combine. Despite his athletic profile, Wujciak is an average run stopper and lacks the burst and get-off of a three-technique pass rusher. There was some pre-draft buzz that Wujciak could play interior offensive line in the pros.
May 1 - 1:02 PM

Redskins selected Boston College ILB Steven Daniels with the No. 232 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Daniels (6'0/243) started 35 games at B.C., logging 30 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. As the Eagles' starting middle linebacker in 2015, Daniels earned first-team All-ACC honors as the playcaller for the nation's No. 1-ranked defense. A two-down, north-south thumper, Daniels has some Stephen Tulloch to him as a physical overachiever who stamps out the run. Daniels' non-stop motor helps atone for his average athleticism, possessing 4.86 speed with a 9-foot-4 broad jump. He should open his career on special teams and eventually push for snaps inside.
Apr 30 - 5:59 PM


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