(An outsiders musings of  what is happening at Boston College, AKA The Heights)

Take the tow line, defective equipment, no more, no less. But they encouraged the crew to go around scoffing at me and spreading wild rumors about steaming in circles and then old yellow stain. I was to blame for Lt. Maryk’s incompetence and poor seamanship. Lt. Maryk was the perfect officer, but not Captain Queeg. Ah, but the strawberries, that’s where I had them, they laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with geometric logic, that a duplicate key to  the ward room icebox did exist and I’ve had produced that key if they hadn’t pulled the Caine out of action. I know now that they were only trying to protect some fellow officer. Naturally, I can only cover these things from memory. If I left anything out, why just ask me specific questions and I’ll be glad to answer them, one by one.–Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny.

We  have played three Top 25 teams, okay we’re playing really good football right now and we’re playing really physical, really aggressive and we’ve got some guys spilling it. That’s what this team is doing right now and I love them. And I love them. And they’re going to get better and they’re going to grow. Sometimes it’s never exactly the timetable that we want it on, but the level of competition that we’re playing against while we develop these, guys, okay and so I’ll just say that I’ll continue on my part to make sure I’m doing a better job in the race of development here and we’re going to leave it right there because I’m in charge and I love them and I love their work ethic and I love the way they handle it and I love the fact that they believe in each other, okay. I love all of that. I’ve been around this business long enough fellas, okay, at every level and I’ve seen it a long time. It’ll come together and It’ll be beautiful. You can write that one down, okay. I don’t have a time clock on it right here, but it will be beautiful all right and the investment is worth it. So I’m excited about the investment. We’ll just keep rolling.–Steve Addazio, Boston College football coach, following a 23-10 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday night.

CHESTNUT HILL, Ma.-No one is even suggesting that there is a mutiny brewing at The Heights, following yet another ACC loss by BC.

In fact, Addazio’s post game comments were probably meant to encourage his beleaguered team

But what if you  are a student at Boston College and you care about your athletic teams, care enough to actually attend some of their games in the Atlantic Coast Conference?

Here’s a statistic which might give you pause.  And perhaps explain why the current tradition at The Heights is for the student body to show up late, leave early and find more enjoyable ways to spend a Saturday or Friday night around the BC campus.

Coach Steve Addazio’s football team lost its ACC encounter with Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Alumni Stadium.  The  loss was better than last year’s 49-0 embarrassment, but  was still another ACC loss.

And for a few minutes late in the game, there was even some question about whether the Eagles could fashion some sort of last second miracle come back.

It didn’t happen.

BC’s record dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the ACC.

But here’s the  fact for the BC student body, which says it is all.

The last time BC won an ACC  HOME game with the student body at school (not counting before classes or vacation periods) was on November 16, 2013 in a 38-21 win over North Carolina State.

And that’s not just football. That’s ACC football AND basketball. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.