12 Days of ACC Football: Boston College

Aug. 22, 2010

In preparation for the 2010 football season, the Atlantic Coast Conference will unveil the "12 Days of ACC Football" beginning on August 16th. The teams will be unveiled each midday through August 27 based on predicted finish and alternating divisions, first Atlantic, then Coastal. Once again this year, each team's preview will be written by that school's RepresentACC.com Campus Correspondent. Each team page will also include a preseason video and preview information. Today's feature is Boston College.

There is perhaps no bigger story throughout the entire ACC than the return of Mark Herzlich to the football field after a year of cancer treatments. While the team is confident in Herzlich returning to his former level of play, his emotional presence and leadership alone will provide tremendous value. The offense looks to take a big step in 2010 as the returnees will be more familiar with second year offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill's system, while the defense should remain the team's bread and butter. If the Eagles stay healthy and take advantage of their favorable schedule, they should absolutely contend for the Atlantic Division title. Let's break it down position by position, and then take a stab at the season outlook.