Friday, November 25, 2011

BC vs. Miami

It's funny how two schools on opposite ends of the country can have a heated rivalry.  Admittedly, this may not be as big of a deal as Florida State- Miami, but it's still a good game and has carried a little bit of weight ever since the Miracle in Miami.  BC- Miami always carries with it a certain something that all college football rivalries do.  We may care more about beating Notre Dame or Clemson, but when we play Miami in that Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving (where they are seemingly always placed on the schedule) it adds a little something extra to the game.  BC- Miami may not be the biggest game or the biggest rivalry this weekend, but it is still a special game.

I don't have much to say about this game today and will forego my Five Keys in favor of finishing this post a little faster and diving into leftovers.  This is our last game of the season today, perhaps the last of the Spaz era, and perhaps the last time we see Luke Kuechly on the field in maroon and gold.  The only thing left on the line for this team right now is pride.  Last weekend, we played tough and hard against a mediocre Notre Dame team.  The team showed heart and determination and never gave up.  I hope the same happens today.  There is no reason BC can't beat the Hurricanes today.  These are not the Miami teams of yesteryear with that Miami swagger and championship rings.  BC has a real chance to go into Coral Gables and come out with a win.

There are a few things I hope to see out of today's game.  Obviously, it will be pretty spectacular to see Luke break the ACC tackling record and I hope they keep a tackle tracker on the screen during the whole game for him.  I hope that Chase will calm himself down and find a rhythm in today's game.  His play last week may have cost us some points in South Bend, but he is still a good quarterback who can get things done if he has his head on straight.  Last week our defense played lights out, continuing that play this week will go a long way to beating the 'Canes.

With the Eagles staying at home for the holidays, this is our last game of the season for the first time in nearly 13 years.  Despite this, and perhaps using it as motivation, I hope BC goes into Coral Gables and makes a statement.  We may not be the BC team of 2004 or 2007, but we are still the Boston College Eagles and nothing can change that.  With the last game just a few hours away, I hope our players and coaches especially, push for the greater and bring home one final win this season.  We are BC.  Ever to Excel.

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