2020 Boston College Football.Give it Haf a Chance

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Really loving the Hafley regime forcing turnovers.

Flowers is special.

Grosel is capable enough as a backup. Let's beat UVA and see what Bowl we are offered.
 

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Really loving the Hafley regime forcing turnovers.

Flowers is special.

Grosel is capable enough as a backup. Let's beat UVA and see what Bowl we are offered.
If there’s ever a year for BC to get a good bowl it’s a year where attendance doesn’t matter and it’s all tv ratings. At 7-4 they will look very attractive.
 

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Good point, Dave Stapleton, a bowl can't say "BC doesn't travel well" in 2020. Bowls where they allow some level of attendance will no doubt take a local school, but the opponent won't matter in that regard.

And it doesn't hurt that the team is capable of giving anyone a ballgame.
 

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Yup. Speaking of which, a big commitment today:


Pulled from South Carolina. BC is going to have real speed on its defense in the next few years. Love what Hafley has done so far.
Obviously Hafley won’t be here long term, but he will leave this program in far better shape than it’s been in a long time.

But just focusing on the next few years, this is going to be a damn good team.
 

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Obviously Hafley won’t be here long term, but he will leave this program in far better shape than it’s been in a long time.

But just focusing on the next few years, this is going to be a damn good team.
Yup. Hopefully 3-4 good years and Hafley goes on to greener pastures. We’d all accept that.
 

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Feldman listed him as one to watch for the next Michigan hire. Long shot but not the worst spot to be in for BC. Much more plausible than Daz to Florida rumors after his first year.
 

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In terms of Covid, the team ended up undefeated!
Looks like the decision was left to a player vote. I don’t blame them. It’s been a brutal year and they did an amazing disciplined job. Time for them to enjoy some downtime with their families.
 

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Looks like the decision was left to a player vote. I don’t blame them. It’s been a brutal year and they did an amazing disciplined job. Time for them to enjoy some downtime with their families.
Agreed.

I suspect the players would make a similar decision in normal years, assuming the alternative is the sort of shitty bowl game that invites a 6-win team. The school was willing to go along this year because (a) the school loses money on the bowl game, and (b) with COVID, it’s not like there were a bunch of alumni eager to travel.
 

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Agreed.

I suspect the players would make a similar decision in normal years, assuming the alternative is the sort of shitty bowl game that invites a 6-win team. The school was willing to go along this year because (a) the school loses money on the bowl game, and (b) with COVID, it’s not like there were a bunch of alumni eager to travel.
They'd probably lose less this year given the capacities, depending on which bowl of course.
 

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Im in love with Hafley. Elite defensive guys WANT to play for him, it’s program altering.
Same here. I was so beaten down with Spaz/Daz that I forgot what it was like to have hope and excitement. Haven't felt this way since Jags and he was obviously a fraud. Hafley certainly isn't. And this is exactly why BC should make its hires from P5 schools. Tons of recruits have mentioned the tOSU connection. Don't give me some MAC head coach, like a Jim Christian, give me an up-and-coming P5 guy who needs an opportunity to spread his wings (no pun intended). Then, when they leave in 4-5 years for bigger things, find the next one. That's our sweet spot. Really excited to see what other transfers we can reel in.
 

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Same here. I was so beaten down with Spaz/Daz that I forgot what it was like to have hope and excitement. Haven't felt this way since Jags and he was obviously a fraud. Hafley certainly isn't. And this is exactly why BC should make its hires from P5 schools. Tons of recruits have mentioned the tOSU connection. Don't give me some MAC head coach, like a Jim Christian, give me an up-and-coming P5 guy who needs an opportunity to spread his wings (no pun intended). Then, when they leave in 4-5 years for bigger things, find the next one. That's our sweet spot. Really excited to see what other transfers we can reel in.
Apparently there is more excellent news coming tomorrow, as well.

Could get used to this.
 

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Any idea what that is? Recruit? Transfer?
This is just me guessing, but recruit seems more likely. I know they’ve been in on some bigger names, and legitimately in, unlike when they would fluke their way onto some top recruits top 5 or 10 in the past.
 

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This is just me guessing, but recruit seems more likely. I know they’ve been in on some bigger names, and legitimately in, unlike when they would fluke their way onto some top recruits top 5 or 10 in the past.
Come to think of it, Pete Kendall's kid is rumored to be down to BC and Stanford and you have that DT Rooks kid from NJ as well. Either would be a huge add. If there is big news tomorrow, I think it's one of them.
 

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“I play to get two masters when I’m there,” Lars-Woodbey said. “I already have my under grad and plan to get masters in Urban Development and Real Estate. My parents had a big say in the decision as well and they really liked Boston College for me.

“I was comfortable with all my options but I love the fit as well. The plan for me is to be be on campus later this month to start getting acclimated and then I’ll obviously be ready to go for spring practice.


“Football wise, I would love to be one and done," Lars-Woodbey said. "I want to go out and have a great season and give myself a chance to go to the NFL but if I need to stay for two years, I’m at a great place for it and can fulfill all my academic goals too.

"I’m just really excited and can’t wait to play football again. I’m thankful to Florida State for everything and it was tough to leave but at the same time, I had to do what I felt was best for me in the long and short term so I’m excited about where things are at for me now.”
 

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4-star CB recruit Clinton Burton signs with BC.

Boston College landed another highly ranked cornerback as Clinton Burton Jr. (MD) signed with the Eagles. The four star back flipped from Florida to Boston College, and chose the Eagles over basically every big program in the country. In a class full of impressive commitments, Burton may be the cream of the crop. He was recruited by defensive back Aazaar Abdul Rahim, who clean up in the DMV area in this class. Burton Jr was part of SI All American's top 10 cornerbacks in the class.

Other offers: Florida, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, UNC, and many others
 

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247 Sports had them as having the 39th best recruiting class. Much better than the last few years; and they've done well in the grad & transfer area.