On Monday, the school confirmed Superfans fears from over the weekend -- top receiver Colin Larmond Jr. has been lost for the season with a left knee injury. Larmond suffered some ligament damage in his left knee, and ATL is hearing it may have been his MCL. Larmond Jr. can now apply for a medical redshirt that would allow him to play two more seasons for BC.
Larmond finished his sophomore year with 29 receptions, 596 yards and five touchdowns. He entered camp trying to fill the shoes of senior WR Rich Gunnell, the school's all-time leader in receiving yards.
The Eagles thin, inexperienced wide receiving corps just got a little bit thinner.
Larmond is a great talent, and it's a tough loss for the team. But I'm hear to tell you I think the Eagles will be OK.
For one thing, as ATL points out, BC has recruited much better at both wide receiver and tight end over the last few years. In the first few years of the TOB era, BC would be lucky to land a 3* wide receiver recruit. Now, BC has a host of young talent at the position with Phillips, Lee, Coleman and Elliott.
The other reason for optimism is that while the Eagles are thin at WR, they are very deep at TE. Hopefully Tranquill works in more two tight end sets now with Chris Pantale and Lars Anderson. Blocking TE Jordon McMichael may also see increased playing time.
Also, remember that BC returns senior WR Ifeanyi Momah, who sat out last season with a medical redshirt. Momah, who's time on the defensive line will probably now comes to an end, will be one BC's main targets in the passing game.