(An outsiders musings about the goings on at Boston College aka The Heights)

On a day in which Boston College showed a glimpse of its past, the Eagles finally took a step fo the future in their quest to move from mediocre to respectable on the evaluation chart.

It helped, of course, that Coach Steve Addazio’s Eagles were facing a team that is further down the food chain than the Eagles.

In a Senior Day celebration, highlighted by the return of QB Matt Ryan (who had his jersey retired) and with former BC coach Tom O’Brien (the winningest  FB coach in BC history) watching from the broadcast booth, the Eagles turned their final home game of the season into a celebration, posting a 30-0 win over a UConn team that played as poorly as its record, which is now 3-8 with one game remaining.

With an appreciative Alumni Stadium crowd of 36,220, who actually had something to cheer at the end, watching, the Eagles made all the right moves in elevating their record to 5-6, which leaves them a victory away from a 6-6 turnaround from last season’s 3-9 disaster.

The victory ended any speculation about whether Addazio will be back next year for his fifth season. He will,  although he will be on the clock in terms of determining whether his stay at BC goes beyond that. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.