Boston College Football 10-year Review
College Sports Fans reviewsthe Boston College Eagles, one ofthe NCAA's top athletic programs
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In the last ten years Boston College has grown from a basement dweller in the Big East to one ofthe most consistent teams in all of college football, and a top tier program inthe ACC. Not only have the Eagles appeared in a bowl game inthe last eight consecutive seasons, but they have wontheir last seven in a row. After struggling for many years to break intothe top ofthe Big East standings, Boston College finished second overall in 2004, their last season in the conference. The Eagles' success has continued in the ACC where they have finished second in the Atlantic Division in each of their first two seasons.
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What's not to like aboutthe Eagles next season? They return 44 letterwinners and 18 starters: 7 on offense, 9 on defense, and 2 kickers. First-team All-ACC quarterback Matt Ryan will be back to lead an offense that averaged 355.6 yards per game last year. Ryan will also have the benefit of plenty of experience surrounding him, with three starters back on the offensive line, and the talented running back duo of L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender. Offensively the question will be at wide receiver where Tony Gonzalez, the teams top wide out last season is gone, and starter Kevin Challenger is missing the entire spring season due to medical reasons.
Defensively the entire front four are back for the Eagles, as well as all three starting linebackers, although Brian Toal did undergo shoulder surgery and is uncertain for the fall. The secondary will be anchored by returning starters DeJuan Tribble and Jamie Silva.
There is the potentialthat Boston College may take a step back after next season with so many seniors onthe team this year. The incoming freshman class is solid but not spectacular, with five players ranked inthe top 25 nationally attheir position by Scout.com.
By Joey Whelan, CollegeSports-fans.com Staff Writer
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