Yesterday Boston College revealed that wide receiver Spiffy Evans will be missing the remainder of the year with a broken clavicle. Evans is the second player to sustain a season ending injury, joining defensive linemen Mehdi Abdesmad. Other than that there is little change to report on the BC depth chart.
1. Chase Rettig (6-3, 206, Sr.)
2. Josh Bordner (6-4, 220, Jr.) OR Mike Marscovetra (6-4, 207, Sr.)
We all watched the horror of the UNC game and I think we all understand what we have with Chase Rettig. The scary thing is that BC is going from facing the 91st passing defense in the country to the 2nd. It could be a long game for Rettig if he doesn't get rid of the ball quicker or figure out strategies on what to do when rushed.
1. Andre Williams (6-0, 227, Sr.)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
Andre Williams was the key offensive player again for the Eagles last weekend, but again he has a huge mountain in front of him in terms of a challenge. Virginia Tech has the 5th ranked rushing defense in the country.
1. Jake Sinkovec (6-4, 244, Sr.)
2. Bobby Wolford (6-2, 233, R-Fr.)
Very little news to report on as the Eagles escaped Death Valley and a bye week with no injuries. Steve Addazio is going to stick with his usual crew as BC gets ready for the UNC Tar Heels.
1. Alex Amidon (6-0, 182, Sr.)
2. Harrison Jackson (6-3, 201, So.)
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
2. Brian Miller (6-3, 241, So.)
1. Harrison Jackson (6-3, 201, So.)
2. Dan Crimmins (6-5, 222, So.) or Jeffrey Jay (6-2, 195, Jr.)
With Spiffy's injury ending his season, it's up to this crew to make the plays. If you haven't heard of Jeffrey Jay, don't be hard on yourself, until I looked him I hadn't either. Basically a walk on, practice squad type player. Guessing Marcus Grant is still hurt, and I have no idea what is going on with Joel Zoungrana.
1. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
Mike Naples had a nice catch at the beginning of last weeks game. Again with Rettig's inability to get rid of the ball, or look more than 5 yards down the field, I feel this guys might be an option moving forward.
I had no problem with the way these guys played last weekend, Rettig was sacked often but I have a hard time blaming the line for that. Again they are going to have their hands full this weekend as the Hokies are second in the nation in sacks.
BC added onto their sack total last week and now have 19 on the season or more than three times what they had in 2012. Virginia Tech's offensive line has been pretty solid this year, as they have only allowed 12 sacks all year. Virginia Tech's rushing attack isn't very good, ranking 109th in the country.
1. Kevin Pierre-Louis (6-1, 225, Sr.)
2. Josh Keyes (6-2, 215, Jr.)
The linebacking crew stays the same this weekend, Steven Daniels continues to improve as the year progresses, it's good to see Josh Keyes on there after he missed last game due to injury. They will be key to preventing third down conversions where BC is smack dab in the middle of the nation with a 39% opponent conversion success rate.
1. Dominique Williams (6-0, 212, Jr.)
2. Spencer Rositano (6-1, 210, Jr.) OR Matt Milano (6-0, 200, Fr.)
1. Bryce Jones (6-1, 166, So.)
2. C.J. Jones (5-11, 185, Jr.) or John Johnson (6-0, 180, Fr)
BC's passing defense struggled against the option play last week, and let up some big plays in the air. Virginia Tech is not as stout in the air as UNC, only averaging 211 yards per game. #LOGANTHOMAS4HEISMAN
1. Nate Freese (5-11, 192, Sr.)
2. Alex Howell (6-5, 215, So.)
1. Leonard Skubal (5-10, 215, R-Fr.)
2. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
1. Dave Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
No more Spiffy on returns, which gives me the sads. Otherwise nothing else has changed.