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New Head Coach: Bill O'Brien

The Boston College football program made big news on Friday with the announcement that former Penn State and Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will be the next head coach at BC. O'Brien spent two years as the head coach at Penn State where he went 15-9. He was named National Coach of the Year in 2012 after taking over the program in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. He then went on to coach the Houston Texans for seven seasons. O'Brien won four division titles and two playoff games between 2015 and 2019 but was fired in 2020 following an 0-4 start. He was 52-48 with Houston. O'Brien spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator for Alabama and the New England Patriots. O'Brien grew up in the Boston area and attended Brown University. The hire feels like a home run for a program that desperately needed one.

2024 Boston College Football Schedule

The 2024 Boston College football schedule has been released. The Eagles begin the season with a Labor Day (September 2nd) battle against Florida State in Tallahassee. The rest of September will consist of BC's four non-conference games, including a September 14th game against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Boston College's ACC home opponents will be Louisville, Syracuse, North Carolina and Pittsburgh. The road slate includes a first ever ACC matchup against SMU in Dallas.

Sep 2  at Florida State (Mon)
Sep 7  Duquesne
Sep 14 at Missouri
Sep 21 Michigan State
Sep 28 Western Kentucky
Oct 5  at Virginia
Oct 12 OPEN
Oct 17 at Virginia Tech (Thu)
Oct 25 Louisville (Fri)
Nov 2  OPEN
Nov 9  Syracuse
Nov 16 at SMU
Nov 23 North Carolina
Nov 30 Pitt

Boston College Wins the Wasabi Bowl

Boston College wrapped up an up-and-down 2023 season on a high note as they defeated the SMU Mustangs 23-14 in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl. The Eagles rushed for 262 yards with 155 of those courtesy of quarterback Thomas Castellanos. The Boston College defense pitched a shutout in the second half after giving up a pair of second quarter touchdowns. The victory gave BC their first bowl win in seven years. It was only their third win against a ranked opponent since 2008 (they are now 3-36 since the start of 2009 season). SMU will join the ACC next season and is scheduled to play BC in 2024, 2025 (in Chestnut Hill) and 2026.

MVP: Thomas Castellanos

Quarterback Thomas Castellanos easily won the 2024 Boston College Football MVP vote. Thomas ended up with 65% of the vote. Kye Robichaux was second with 19% and Elijah Jones came in third with 11%.

Voters were not so kind to Jeff Hafley. His approval rating dropped to 19% this season, down from 25% last season. The voting occurred over a three to four week period with Hafley getting 73% approval the first week (following the win over Syracuse) and just 5% in the last week.

MVP results for previous years are located HERE.

Coaching staff approval ratings for previous years are located HERE.

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2023 BC Football Roster (BCEagles.com)
Tentative Future Schedules
ACC Bowl Partners
ACC Helmets - Past and Present
BC Helmet History

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2013 Game Day Photos (USC)
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Boston College - Best of YouTube
Finding the BC/BU hockey line
"The Kick" Defeats Notre Dame
Flutie to Phelan
Ryan Leads Comeback Win Over VA Tech
BC Marching Band with Dropkick Murphys
2008 Hockey Champs
BC Fight Song with Lyrics (the PC version)
Beanpot Trot (1986)
Feature on BC Cheerleaders


Boston College: 2023 NCAA Rankings

Statistic Total Run Pass
Offense 67 13 108
Defense 70 118 26

Source Data

Elijah Jones is tied for 5th in the nation with five interceptions (despite missing 4 games)
Thomas Castellanos is tied for 22nd in rushing touchdowns (11) which puts him tied for 1st among QBs
Boston College is 5th in fourth down conversion percentage (76.3%)
BC is 13th in the country in yards rushing per game (198.8)
BC is 2nd worst in the country in kickoff return average (14.4)
BC is 4th worst with only 13 sacks
BC is also 4th worst in red zone defense (40 scores in 43 opponent chances)
and BC is 4th worst in fourth down conversion defense (72.2%)

Source Data 1 | Source Data 2

Top 25 Polls: AP and Coaches Polls

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Sep 2 NIU 27 BC 24 (0-1)
Sep 9 BC 31 Holy Cross 28 (1-1)
Sep 16 FSU 31 BC 29 (1-2)
Sep 23 Louisville 56 BC 28 (1-3)
Sep 30 BC 27 Virginia 24 (2-3)
Oct 7 BC 27 Army 24 (3-3)
Oct 21 BC 38 GA Tech 23 (4-3)
Oct 28 BC 21 UConn 14 (5-3)
Nov 3 BC 17 Syracuse 10 (6-3)
Nov 11 VA Tech 48 BC 22 (6-4)
Nov 16 Pittsburgh 24 BC 16 (6-5)
Nov 24 Miami 45 BC 20 (6-6)
Dec 28 BC 23 SMU 14 (7-6)
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2023 BC Football MVP

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