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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time to give BC credit

By staff

What Boston College coach Frank Spaziani managed to do in his first season as the Eagles' leader was difficult to imagine at this point a year ago.

To have won eight games with a new starting quarterback, a new coaching staff, and their best player sidelined by cancer, it's an understatement to say the Eagles exceeded expectations in 2009. Boston College was picked by the media to finish last in Atlantic Division.

But that's what BC does -- better than you think.

Since the 2005 season, its first in the conference, Boston College has won 44 games, the most during that span with the exception of Virginia Tech, which has won 47.

So it's time to give BC a little more credit from the start. Sure, Boston College has questions to answer. Everyone does. But here are three good reasons why the Eagles should be considered a contender to win their division right from the start. After all, that's where they left off last November.