The Boston College Eagles offensive side of the ball needs a lot of work as they lost a quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, and five starters on the offensive line. During his ACC Media Days press conference, Eagles head coach Steve Addazio admitted that the offensive line needs the most work. Last season, the offensive line helped the run game average 254 yards per contest, which ranked 15th-best in the nation.
Despite the loss of talent up front, Addazio believes that “we recruited really well. I think we have really talented, young linemen and I'm really excited about them.”
Boston College’s head coach also said that “we’re going to be really good up front. I just don’t know if we’re going to be really good right now.”
The Eagles have two potential starters that have college experience in Harris Williams and Jon Baker. Williams suffered a season-ending injury in the Eagles’ season-opener last season and is returning for his sixth season. Baker played in 10 games last year as a freshman.
But after those two players, Addazio pointed out that “there will be three players that will be on that field who have little or no experience. But the good news is they’re really talented.”
Three of the first four Eagles games are against teams the Eagles are heavily favored to win in Maine, Howard, and Northern Illinois, which will hopefully give the young line some time to learn the ropes.
Addazio admitted that he will have to be hands-on with the offensive line because they will need to be ready to take on staunch ACC defenses in the coming months.