Ever since Boston College joined the ACC, the Eagles football program has continued to make strides in the right direction. Last year they were victorious in the Champs Sports Bowl 24-21 over Michigan St., they finished the season rated in the Top 10 of the AP poll and then had two of their players (Matt Ryan and DeJuan Tribble) drafted 3rd and 17th in the NFL Lottery. The future continues to look very bright for the Eagles and expectations are high for the 2008 campaign.
BC returns the core of their upperclassman defensive unit which last season held opponents to an average of 16.9 points a game in their 11 wins. On the offensive side of things, Chris Crane will replace Ryan as the starting QB in the fall. Crane who stands at 6’5″ tall and has a solid 220 lb frame dominated the spring ball workouts and left no one guessing as to who would win the starting job.
Crane is also very excited about the potential starting running back in Josh Haden. This kid’s got tons of speed and lots of potential to be the next superstar back in the conference.
“He’s here, and he’s working real hard,” said Crane of Haden. “During practice we’ve done some live snaps and he’s broken off a couple around the edge and ran up the sideline. He only needs a little crease and he’s strong enough upper body and lower body wise to break through that hole and break arm tackles.”
The Eagles will continue to work hard over the summer to put themselves in great game shape come the fall season. Barring any injuries they will most likely be the pre-season favorites to win the ACC.
Aug. 30 – @ Kent State
Sept. 6 – Georgia Tech
Sept. 20 – Central Florida
Sept. 27 – Rhode Island
Oct. 4 – @ N.C. State
Oct. 18 – Virginia Tech
Oct. 25 – @ North Carolina
Nov. 1 – Clemson
Nov. 8 – Notre Dame
Nov. 15 – @ Florida State
Nov. 22 – @ Wake Forest
Nov. 29 – Maryland
Tickets are now available for all 2008 BC Eagles Football games!