Yes, that’s right we’ll talk about why Boston College football will never measure up to the Clemson’s of the world. Now, if they were to ever consider changing their ways and doing things differently like the Clemson Tigers or insert name of your favorite Division 1 football power house, then it may change.
What is meant by changing their ways?
What do you mean by doing things differently?
We’re about to get to that.
But first. I have to declare something. I am a Boston College football fan and have been since I was a little rascal dating back to Doug Flutie.
So, it pains me to tell you why Boston College football will always stink. Even though I hold out hope that some day they will be among the best in college football.
5 Reasons Why Boston College Football Stinks Now and Will Always Stink
- They cannot get blue chip prospects. This is the number # 1 reason why they will never be able to compete with the big boys of Division 1 football. Why can’t they compete with the other top schools for these types of prospects? Simple. They don’t want to get involved in the shady tactics most of the other popular schools do. What tactics are those? Ever watch the movie Blue Chips with Nick Nolte? That explains this perfectly. Buying your Mom a house, buying you a car, things like that. The NCAA may have cracked down on that in recent years, but don’t be disillusioned that this does not happen any more. It does. Boston College is run by the Jesuits, who will never let this happen.
- They do not win consistently. Who wants to go to a Division 1 program that does not win on a regular basis, even if you’re going for free on a full scholarship. No one. Why? Football is a physical sport that is hard to play and the football season is a grind. Obviously, there is ton of work and preparation that goes into it. And you don’t want to go through all of that and not win. It’s not fun. Football is a game that should be fun and winning is the funniest part about it. So, would you go to a school that does not win consistently versus one that does? Ah, no.
- Academics are too tough. Let’s face it, Boston College is not exactly a cake walk when it comes to academics for their student athletes, like the others. You actually have to go to class and take real classes even though you’re a football player there on a full ride. It’s not like you’re a “star athlete” and going to classes and doing the work does not apply to you like the other successful Division 1 football programs. They make up classes and give you passing grades and all you have to do is work out and play football. If you’re a blue chip prospect what school would you pick? Not Boston College that’s for sure.
- You have to live in Boston. Why is this a factor among the top 5 reasons? Simple. A majority of your blue chip prospects, not all of them come from warmer climates such as Texas, Florida, and the last thing they want to do is go to school in a place that gets cold and snows. It this one overblown a bit? Damn right, but it’s still a factor. Hell, this is the main reason why the Boston Celtics can’t attract a big name free agent (before signing Al Horford this off-season). Those players rather go play in Florida or California, especially if the money is the same! Think about it. As an 18-year old kid coming out of high school which is more appealing. Going to play football at the U in Miami or playing at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill?
- They do not have a top flight coach. Even though the previous 4 things we’ve talked about are strikes against Boston College football, this is one of the most important. The coach. Why? Some of it has to do with winning and winning National Championships. Also, what their reputation is in helping you go Pro if you have the ability and opportunity to do so. How many National Championships has Steve Addazio won as a head coach? Zero. Championships bring credibility. How many Pro football players has Steve Addazio produced as a head coach? A couple, maybe. So, how can you compete with the Urban Meyer’s and Nick Saban’s of the world? You can’t. So you’re at a big disadvantage right there. I mean you don’t even have someone in the same class as Les Miles, David Shaw, or Mark Dantonio. What are your chances at being any good if the caliber of your coach is mediocre at best compared to the list of names previously mentioned? Bottom line is you can’t!
That will conclude the top 5 reasons why Boston College football will always stink?
Do you care to add any?
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