The Boston College grad who publishes the Eagle in Atlanta blog is a savvy college football watcher who doesn't appear to wear Maroon and Gold glasses. In fact, he's always been a realist about his Eagles. That is, until this week when he wrote:
"I believe we will win this weekend. That win alone will be used to
oust Florida State from College Football's Top Four. Even if they beat Florida and win the ACC Championship, the media and committee narrative will be that "but that loss to BC..." Losing to BC will be seen as
a worse loss than any of the one-loss SEC teams, one-loss Oregon and one-loss Big XII teams. It will
probably be viewed as a worse loss than Ohio State's loss to Virginia Tech...a team BC beat!...Our little engine that could is not respectable compared to the big bad SEC. There is also a bit of Florida State bias. The Committee will be glad to get Winston and Co. out of the picture for a while."
Okay, Jimbo, there's the bulletin board material you can use to help motivate a team that needs to be slapped around a bit before pouring on the points. Especially this week, for a game that falls on the schedule between its two biggest rivals. And while you're at it, coach, be sure to remind them that this IS the same B.C. that shocked Southern Cal 37-31 earlier in the season.
Can that out-of-the-blue lightning possibly strike twice?