(An outsiders musings about what is happening at Boston College, aka The Heights)

A year ago, Boston College entered the final phase of its regular season in a crisis mode. The Eagles were 4-6, coming off a bad loss to Florida State, with an ineffective quarterback, needing to win their final two games to become bowl eligible.

One of the decisions that BC coach Steve Addazio had to make was whether to end the redshirt season of a highly touted freshman quarterback (Anthony Brown).

Fast forward the clock.

BC enters the final phase of the regular season in a semi-crisis mode. The Eagles are 5-5, and coming off a close, but significant loss to North Carolina State. They need to win one of their next two games against UConn or Syracuse to become bowl eligible. And they are doing it without an established QB because Anthony Brown went down last week with a major injury to his right knee which could keep him sidelined until the middle of next season.

One of the decisions that Addazio must make this week is whether to end the redshirt season of a highly touted freshman quarterback (EJ Perry).

Adding to the intrigue is the possibility that if BC does finish with a pair of losses, new BC athletic director Martin Jarmond could decide that five seasons without a clear sign of progress in the program is enough to look for a new coach. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.