Longtime defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani takes over for the departed Jeff Jagodzinski as head coach for a team with two straight ACC Championship Game appearances.
The Eagles return 16 starters, 7 on offense and 9 on defense, and both specialists.
The headliner is 2008 ACC Player of the Year Mark Herzlich who will lead a unit that ranked seventh nationally in rush defense and pass efficiency defense a year ago.
However, BC will have to replace two stalwarts in the middle as both DTs are gone.
The biggest hole to fill on offense will be at QB. Sophomore Dominque Davis started the final three games last year after Chris Crane was injured.
Davis will compete with redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle for the spot. Four starters return on the O-line with 84 career starts.