BTP: What's the latest on Patrick Towles? Will he be able to play, and if not, what can we expect to see from BC's offense?
AJ: He may be able to play, Steve Addazio has been kind of up in the air about it so far this week. He tweaked his hammy against Syracuse last week and missed the end of the game. Addazio has said it's been a day to day injury, but something they have to keep an eye on.
In terms of what to see on the offense, you probably already know. Lots of dives up the middle, to the right and left and some passes that more often than not don't work. They are almost dead last in the entire country in offense right now, so I have a hard time imagining anything changing this week. Yes I sound like gloom and doom, but I've seen what they have and haven't been able to do.
BTP: With Steve Addazio likely on his way out after this season if not sooner, who are three coaches you'd like to see BC go after?
AJ: If you were to ask some fans they would say Tom Coughlin (who was head coach of BC before his NFL stint), but I don't think that'll be happening. Three names I would look for is of course PJ Fleck though I'm not sure how realistic that is, Matt Sanford offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, and let's throw a crazy wildcard out there, Bill O'Brien. Other names I'd love to see bounced around would be Willie Taggert of USF and Matt Rhule of Temple.
BTP: How will BC look to contain Matt Dayes, and who on the BC defense is a name that Pack fans should keep an eye out for?
AJ: Credit when credit is due, BC is pretty good against the run. It's the pass defense that has been the major problem. Dayes may get a few big runs, but what would worry me most is if they just use him to set up the pass. That has been killing the Eagles lately, Syracuse ran the ball just enough for BC to respect it, and when they did the Orange killed them through the air.
The Eagles have some talent on defense, I love Harold Landry, he's an NFL ready defensemen that can wreck havoc in the backfield and is in the top 10 in the country in sacks. Also love BC's linebackers Connor Strachan and Matt Milano, both big fast LBs who make plays.
BTP: Aside from Towles, any other major injuries to report?
AJ: Strachan and Jonathan Hilliman a running back are both dinged up but should be good to go. Chris Garrison a big lengthy tight end/wide receiver hybrid is out indefinitely after breaking his leg on a great catch against Buffalo.
BTP: Let's get a prediction on the game! Who wins on Saturday?
AJ: I'm not going to sugar coat it, I have little faith BC wins another conference game this year. I just don't see them getting it together against any teams left on their schedule, and I think the Wolfpack will win easily. 35-10 Pack.
Many thanks again to A.J. for taking the time to answer our questions. Make sure to check out my responses to him over on BC Interruption!