(An outsiders musings about Boston College aka The Heights)

On a day when Boston College retired linebacker Luke Kuechly’s jersey, on a rainy homecoming afternoon when almost half of the announced Alumni Stadium crowd of 34, 647 disguised itself as empty seats, in a game in which Syracuse did almost everything possible to give BC it’s first Atlantic Coast Conference victory in 23 months, BC went belly up again.

Where this latest slide, disguised as a frustrating 28-20 loss, will carry the Eagles, football coach Steve Addazio and the steadily fading (from the picture) athletic director Brad Bates, is a mystery that looks like it will not have a pleasant ending.

The loss, which was not sealed until a fourth down pass from back up BC QB Darius Wade sailed out of the end zone, drops BC to 3-4 overall which looks benign enough.  But you have to look at the  total context of the situation at BC for the past few years.

The Eagles are 0-4 in the ACC this season, which coupled with last season’s 0-8 conference record t makes its 692 days (November 29, 2014 against Syracuse) since BC last won an ACC football game or defeated a Power 5 conference school. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.