This morning Boston College held it's final scrimmage of the spring. According to reports from BCEagles.com, it was a high energy affair. To start the scrimmage off Coach Steve Addazio had the players compete in a sumo wrestling event. Definitely a different way to start it off, but after watching Wisconsin break dance before their scrimmage yesterday, it looked like a great way to get the kids excited.
In front of a slew of recruits including 4* ATH Will Ulmer, committed RB Marcus Outlow and CB Isaac Yiadom, BC ran a series of situations. By most accounts it appears that RB Andre Williams was the stud of the scrimmage, which he has been for most of the spring. He was plowing over defenders, and ran for total of three touchdowns.
Chase Rettig broke down how he felt the scrimmage went:
"I thought it went well. I though the offense started off really well and we were scoring touchdowns - we were scoring points. As practice went on, we had one series that didn't work out. After that, we got it together and started moving the ball again and scoring points. The big thing for us is moving the football and keeping our offense on the field, tiring out the defense, stretching the ball down the field and scoring points."
The other star of the scrimmage was wide receiver Dan Crimmins. He finished the day with three catches for 69 yards, and scored on a 38 yard catch. He will definitely be someone to watch, and was honestly not someone that was on a lot of radars before this spring. Spiffy Evans also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
Apparently the offensive line has improved and has impressed running back Andre Williams:
"The o-line has really stepped it up. It's been sort of an issue in the past, but I feel like coach [Justin] Frye has got them on the right tangent because everybody is clicking on the o-line. Our pass protection is looking a lot better; our run game is looking a lot better and I feel like we're going to have a lot of success this year with them."
What was a little more concerning is nothing new to those of that have followed the team. Steve Addazio addressed the media after the scrimmage and talked about the lack of depth at running back, saying it was "frightening". Of course the coach is right, but he will have more weapons to work with once Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis gets to campus.David Dudeck received some touches, and George Craan drew the ire of coaches after he struggled during a run.
The other negative was the apparent injury to C.J. Jones. He had trouble getting off the field, and appeared to be favoring his knee/ankle.
Remember the Jay McGillis Spring Game is next Saturday. It will be your final chance to see the team before the summer.