Fall is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons, and the return of football is a big one. Back to BC means the return of one of the best traditions the Heights has to offer, football season! After a disappointing season ending with a 4-8 record, the Eagles are eager to turn things around and get back on track.
A huge part of improving this program will be improving offense in order to turn this program around. Doug Martin has been named the new Offensive Coordinator he is the fourth person to hold the position in the past three years. Hopes are high that this new leadership will finally help the Eagles address their issues with scoring in conference games. Quarterback Chase Rettig has led the offense since his freshmen year, but still needs to address his consistency in games. Despite the loss to Miami last weekend, the offense looked promising, with Rettig throwing a career high 441 yards, and the offense accumulating 542 total yards.
Although the Eagles are usually very solid on defense, the they will have to adjust to the loss of the leadership provided by Luke Kuechly. Operating for the first time in several years without a stand out linebacker like Kuechly or Mark Herzlich, only time will tell how the Eagles will adapt. Despite the offense’s great play on Saturday, the defensive unit could not hold up its end of the bargain.
Hopefully, a home game against the University of Maine this Saturday will be enough for them to work out the kinks and establish a new routine. Despite a few bad seasons, don’t count this team out yet. The Eagles schedule for the first few weeks is forgiving, allowing the team some time to establish itself. The players will have a great opportunity to begin the season on track for a bowl game, and if the defense can manage to match the performance of this week’s offense, we could be in for a crazy ride. Go Eagles!