Boston College football had a solid first season under new head coach Jeff Hafley.
The Boston College football team finished its first season under Jeff Hafley 6-5, winning back to back games only once. BC allowed more points per game than they scored per game. Despite the numbers, it is hard not to be impressed with the job Hafley did year one in Chestnut Hill. Boston College was often overmatched and undermined, but the Eagles played hard every week.
Hafley did a masterful job of preparing BC every week. Every loss this season was to a better team, or at least even with the Eagles. Except for the Virginia Tech game, Boston College played everyone reasonably close. The Eagles even played Clemson tough for a half. Give Boston College credit; they were prepared every week and gave everyone they played all they could handle.
What made their season so impressive was everything was new,, and the Eagles did not benefit from spring or summer practice. Notre Dame transfer quarterback Phil Jurkovec was a god-send on the field, taking the head coach’s personality. Though the defense was not great, Isaiah McDuffie had a solid season leading the Eagles in tackles.
The most impressive accomplishment for Boston College football is that it went the entire season without a COVID-19 outbreak. Here is the report card for the Eagles.