With freshman quarterback Chase Rettig stilled hobbled with a sprained ankle, Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani has decided to go with sophomore Dave Shinskie to start Saturday against North Carolina State.
Meanwhile, Shinskie, who was the starter until Saturday, and Marscovetra, who relieved Rettig, both were hoping for another chance to start, especially Shinskie.
"This was a wake-up call for Dave Shinskie,’’ said Shinskie. "We need a leader on this team. We need a leader on offense. What we need is for someone to step up. I want to be that guy.’’
We've watched some high school film on him [Rettig]," Kelly said after practice Wednesday. "We dug up some high school film, and he's like the other quarterbacks. He's tall, he's got a strong arm, he's got escape-ability. We feel like we don't have to prepare for a guy that may take off on us and run the ball 20 times.
Chase is going to start and Mike (Marscovetra) and Dave (Shinskie) will battle for No. 2,'' said one team source tonight. "Chase took about 80 percent of the snaps (with the first team) in practice today."