I hate to say it but you`re right bro. I was dreaming at the beginning of the season how good we could POTENTIALLY be with all of this incoming talent. The moves that Caldwell has made, in my opinion, are generally good moves, even the high dollar, millen-type moves. Anyways, I went to the game this past sunday (not from JAX) which was my first Jags game ever. I have been waiting to go for 5 years, I just haven`t been able to because of my hectic schedule. I am going in saying to myself that I can`t wait to see all the talent perform. And then came the game. I left saying that for the game I have been waiting to go to in 5 years ended in defeat. I am not disappointed about that but the effort and discipline the Jags played with. All the penalties and no punishment for it. I think something has to be done with Gus ASAP. This was supposed to be his year to prove himself and he has not delivered.
A disappointing 2009-10 season marked the end of the 13-year Al Skinner-era as he was fired from BC. Now Steve Donahue comes from Cornell to take the reins after leading the Big Red to a Sweet 16 appearance.
Donahue does have the good fortune of taking over a team that returns four starters including their top three scorers and rebounders. So why are they ranked so low? Their depth is a serious concern. When Donahue took over, he lost two players to transfer and several of the committed freshmen backed out on their decision to take their talents elsewhere.
Boston College was unable to replace those bodies in the short period Donahue had to find new recruits. Realistically, that leaves the Eagles as a team that can only go seven deep next season, maybe eight if one their freshman can acclimate themselves from the get-go. That will hold this team back and as a result they will likely be near the bottom of the ACC standings.
Player to Watch: Reggie Jackson, G
Jackson took a nice step during his sophomore season taking over as the team's top perimeter player and putting together solid all-around numbers of 12.9 points, 5.7 boards and 4.5 assists per game. Jackson can play either guard spot and should get even more touches now that Rakim Sanders has transferred out of the program. If he can improve on his 29.1 three-point percentage, Jackson might become one of the top scorers in the conference.
Key Non-Conference Games:
11/25 vs. Texas A&M (Old Spice Classic)
11/26 vs. Wisconsin/Manhattan (Old Spice Classic)
11/28 vs. Georgia/Notre Dame/Temple/California (Old Spice Classic)