Boston College football released its depth chart for their opener against Miami. And like always, Frank Spaziani and the coaching staff make some interesting decisions.
No big surprises there. Rettig has been the starter since day 1. Interesting that Spaz didn't do the Josh Bordner or Dave Shinskie at QB2 that he did for most of last season. Also will Bordner get a few snaps in an option formation?
Where is Deuce Finch? I know he is banged up, but not seeing him on the two deep puts me in full panic mode. Assume he will be the starter come Monday, but might be sitting out a few practices to rest up. Williams and Kimble are fine, just need them to stay healthy.
Colin Larmond Jr OR Spiffy Evans? That better just be code for we are going to be running a lot of four wide receiver sets because I don't want BC's two top receivers from 2011 on the bench. Dan Crimmins? Doug Martin really must want that TE/WR hybrid out there, and without Brian Miller, Crimmins must be the answer. And no Harrison Jackson? He must have a bigger upside than Donte Elliott.
Where is Jarrett Darmstatter, I thought he was going to be the starter. Is he hurt now too? Don't know much about Bowen (other than he is a converted OL) and Porter. Depth is starting to worry me here.
Hurray! A position with no surprises. Very happy that the offensive line made it through summer camp without any major injuries. This is key, as this group basically has now had a full year to meld together. I like it.
Exactly what I expected. Hopefully Abdesmad gets a few snaps, sounds like he had an excellent summer and could be a difference maker on the line.
Honestly I really like the possibilities here. Earlier this year, I thought that defensive tackle was an area of weakness, but Ramsey and Appiah are solid starters, and if Appiah can continue to grow as a player he could be a monster. Surprised he got the start over Quinn though.
After a very strong summer Nick Clancy gets the nod at MLB. After all the talk this summer, I am surprised that Steven Daniels didn't make it on the two deep. Sean Duggan is up there, and with KPL playing dinged up most of the summer, you have to expect SD will get some reps during the game so I am not too worried that Duggan is only listed as a backup. Bravo to Tim Joy for making it on the two deep his first game on the Heights.
Sean Sylvia at corner? That is certainly a surprise as he played mostly FS during the 2011 season. Not sure what to make of this. And where is Dominique Williams and C.J. Jones? Injuries/rehab I assume, though that information isn't listed anywhere. As I have been all summer, I am concerned about the depth at this position.
Fine here. Jim Noel is probably the strongest and most talented player in the BC secondary. A little surprised that Rositano is starting over Keyes, as it sounded like Josh had a strong summer.
A few surprises in there, make sure to leave your thoughts/concerns in the comments.