(An outsiders observations on what is going on at Boston College, aka The Heights)

One of the worst things you can say about a person or, in college athletics, a program, is that it is beyond bad, it is irrelevant.

For most of the past 10 years, that term has uncomfortably fit into describing Boston College football and men’s basketball, which are the two athletic programs used to judge success, failure and relevancy.

In the holiday season of 2017, BC may have crawled out of that spot. This is not to suggest BC has climbed into the sunlight.  The Eagles may still need months, and perhaps years, to reach the next level, but they are showing signs of life and the small core group of Eagle fans at The Heights should celebrate that for as long as it continues.

Let’s begin with BC basketball.

At the start of the season, almost no one outside of The Heights circle of support had projected anything but predicting the Eagles having another bottom feeder season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Coach Jim Christian was “dead man walking” in terms of his future at BC.

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