(An outsiders musings about what’s going on at Boston College aka The Heights)

In the grand scheme of things, Boston College’s opening game of the season in Dublin, Ireland against Georgia Tech is a mere footnote: a season opening Atlantic Coast Conference game between a pair of teams who were 3-9 last season.

For Boston  College, it might be the most important regular season game since facing  Syracuse in 2004 when a win would have given BC a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.  The Eagles, playing their final game in the Big East, went belly up in a 43-17 home loss and wound up playing in the Continental Tire Bowl in Charlotte against North Carolina.

No BCS bowl slot is at  stake in Ireland, but in terms of direction of the program under fourth  year coach Steve Addazio, beating Tech is crucial. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.