'You played yourself, Drinkwitz': Boston College fans pull out receipts on Mizzou football coach's comments
Earlier this week, Missouri football head coach Eli Drinkwitz said something that didn't sit well with Boston College fans.
Prior to the Tigers' 41-34 overtime loss to the Eagles, Drinkwitz said he'd rather play regional opponents than travel out east.
"If I had my pick of it, I would love to play a regional matchup that was maybe more of a rivalry game," Drinkwitz said. "That would be maybe a little bit more exciting to recruits to watch from a TV perspective or maybe we're playing in front of your family. I don't know the last time Missouri signed a kid from the great state of Massachusetts."
To be fair, Drinkwitz wasn't coaching Missouri football when the current schedule came to fruition, so he wasn't the one scheduling Boston College in the first place.
He also gave Boston College credit for being a well-coached and skilled team with NFL talent. Drinkwitz knew the Eagles were going to give his Tigers a challenge with how well BC matched up against MU.
Before his comments on scheduling, Drinkwitz made clear he was speaking about what he plans to do in the future.
"This is, by no means, a knock on Boston College," Drinkwitz said. "I think it's going to be a great game. They're going to be a tremendous test. They're a really good football team. They're 3-0. They were 6-5 last year in a COVID year, and I think Jeff Hafley's done a tremendous job."
Regardless, after Boston College handed Missouri its second loss of the season, Eagle fans — and the team itself — made one thing clear: Saturday was a "perfect day for football in the 'Great State of Massachusetts.'"