(An ousider’s observations about what is happening at Boston College, AKA The Heights)

It was a gathering of friends and family,  as well as fans. The start of training camp was still a month away, but Steve Addazio could sense the anticipation in the room as he looked over the core base of what has been a steadily shrinking Boston College fan base for  over the past decade.

Addazio, starting his sixth season as the Eagles football coach, had tried to mute some of the overflow optimism which die-hard fans carry with them at the start of every football season.

Not this time. It was crunch time for not only the Eagles, but for Addazio himself. He has two years remaining on his contract and he knew as much as anyone that the tolerance level for mediocrity (four 7-win seasons in 5 years, with one 3-9 stink bomb as well) had reached its peak for the BC fans, as well as the BC administration. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.