Can Boston College Find an Offense?

Can Boston College Find an Offense?

After starting off the 2010 campaign 2-5, Boston College won their final five regular season games and earned a trip to a bowl game. And that was with one of the worst offenses not just in the ACC, but in the entire nation. This was a group that averaged a mere 18.5 points per game and their 38 point explosion against Weber State makes that number look even better than it really was.

Montel Harris is a superb running back, who pretty much single handedly moved the offense along. He ended the 2010 season with 1,243 yards and eight touchdowns. Andre Williams is a nice change of pace back who can do some damage as well. The problem lies with quarterback Chase Rettig. As a freshman Rettig looked…well like a freshman. He completed just 51.3 percent of his passes and threw nine interceptions and just six touchdown passes. Just about all of the skill players are back, but how much better will they be with a year of experience under their belt?

Even Harris has some questions with the departure of three offensive linemen, including first round draft pick Anthony Castonzo. If the rushing attack is not as strong as it was last season, which still was not very strong despite Harris’ best efforts, the passing game better improve. Rettig is not a mobile quarterback and the fresh faces on the offensive line could cause some trouble.

The good news is the defense will be able to win enough games on their own for the Eagles to make it back to a bowl game. And the offense cannot get much worse unless the line completely falls apart without Castonzo. If new offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers, who was the quarterback coach for the Minnesota Vikings, can get things moving in the right direction sooner than later, Boston College could make a run at second place in the ACC Atlantic Division.



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