With the BC’s bowl game being the day after Christmas, the Eagles won’t have any time to sit around the tree opening their presents and unloading their stockings this holiday season. Instead, they get the grand reward of flying out to Detroit!
To show the best and worst behaved BC Football members a little more holiday spirit, I took it upon myself to hand out gifts for some select Eagles.
Naming Rights to 2150 (a.k.a Most Valuable): Harold Landry
Landry was an absolute stud for the Eagles this season. The junior defensive end was tied for the national lead in both total sacks and individual sacks this season, totaling a whopping 15 on the year. Landry dominated the game against Wake Forest, recording 3 sacks to help the Eagles earn a bowl bid. He was also named a 2nd Team AP All-American. Congrats on a fantastic season Harold, and enjoy the new dorm.
Jar of Jelly (a.k.a Least Consistent): Patrick Towles
The Kentucky born and bred QB who came to The Heights for one last hoorah earned his first collegiate bowl birth. Towles, who has a monster arm and is relatively mobile for his size, failed to impress a lot of fans throughout the season though. Although miles better than the 2015 QB revolving door, Towles continually went from throwing bullets into tight windows and scampering for first downs on one drive, to taking sacks and missing open receivers on the next. For the inconsistency I gift you jelly, the slipperiest of spreads.
Red Carpet (a.k.a Future Saviors): AJ Dillon, Josh Smith
This one is kind of a stretch, but hear me out. Dillon, who is technically not a member of this year’s team, just flipped his commitment from Michigan to Boston College. The 4-star running back could prove to be a fierce presence in the backfield next season, and may even challenge Hilliman for the majority of touches after Hilliman’s somewhat disappointing season. Smith, who just completed his first season at WR, proved that he definitely has the traits to be a great weapon on offense. He will need to sharpen up his game a bit, but I can see him as the do-it-all threat the Eagles have needed for a few years now.
Magic 8-Ball (a.k.a Most Unknown): Darius Wade
The sophomore backup QB was supposed to be the starter in 2015, but he went down with a broken ankle after only playing a few quarters. He lost his job to Towles in training camp, but hardly even got to see minutes in the worst of BC’s blowout losses this season. The fans are dying to know what the future holds for Wade. Will he be the starter next year when Towles is gone? Will Anthony Brown beat him out? How good is his arm? Tell us 8-ball!
Chocolate Flavored Coal: Steve Addazio
My feelings for Addazio are no secret. I think the man is an atrocious game manager, and is too stubborn to adjust his ancient offensive strategy, even though he coaches a team that is clearly incapable of pounding the ball down defenses throats. However, Addazio did (barely) make a bowl game and was able to land a 4-star recruit in AJ Dillon. Addazio should be on a do-or-die year next year, but for now his coal has at least a slight benefit.