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Boston College not taking anyone for granted

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio gave an inspirational talk to players at the end of practice last week.
Boston College head coach Steve Addazio gave an inspirational talk to players at the end of practice last week.Credit: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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Appalachian State’s stunning 34-32 upset of the Michigan Wolverines in the 2007 season opener in Ann Arbor, Mich., still serves as Exhibit A of what can happen when a Football Bowl Subdivision school overlooks an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division 1-AA).

It certainly resonated for Boston College football coach Steve Addazio as he prepared his Eagles to open the 2013 season by hosting Villanova, a veteran-laden FCS squad picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Suffice it to say, BC, coming off last year’s dismal 2-10 campaign, was not in any position to be overlooking anyone, let alone the Wildcats Saturday at Alumni Stadium.

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