State of the Program – Boston College Eagles

Part of a continuing series examining the Power 5 and top Group of 5 teams for the 2018 college football season. Other entries by conference: ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC | G5/Independents

Upgrade. It’s the mantra, the mission and the goal wrapped up into one for Boston College entering the 2018 season. The offensive coaching staff uses the word as a motivator on every drill, every play. Upgrade. They point to tape — if one player could have done just a little more to be in the right position to make a certain play, it could have changed the course of a game that ultimately turned into a loss.

Now, upgrade everything.

“We’re keeping track of missed assignments during practice,” Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler told The Athletic. “We’re keeping track of what we were terrible on. We were 38 percent on third down — we were horrific. But when you look at it, if you upgrade on eight plays, nine plays,…