It’s here! It’s here! College football is back!
Boston College football opened up their summer practices today at Chestnut Hill as they prepare for their 2016 season and their first match up with Georgia Tech in Dublin, Ireland. While there isn’t much to report in terms of news, players and coaches were available after the practice and spoke with the media.
The first day of practice is all about basics and getting the rhythm and expectations of the drills according to Steve Addazio. "Just really day one, it's a lot of practice organization: how to move, how to practice, fundamentals..."That kind of stuff is important on day one, and just understanding the flow of a practice and getting back in that groove."
On the progression of the practices: “ "It's called the acclimation period – five days," Addazio said. "It's a combination of no pads, then shells, then full pads. And it brings you right through to the first full padded day on Friday, and then you scrimmage a little bit on Saturday.”
Players of course were really excited as well. Wide receiver Charlie Callinan was chomping at the bit to get back on the field “"It's awesome," he said. "I love being out with the guys and competing every day. I've been looking forward to this all summer since the end of spring.”
As mentioned yesterday, one of the biggest questions for this season has to do with the difference in schemes between new defensive coordinator Jim Reid and former defensive wiz Don Brown. According to Boston College defensive back John Johnson, he doesn’t seem to think it’s that big of a deal at this point in the season at least "Schemes are schemes. It's pretty much the same thing. It's football. You just try to go out there and compete. That's all that matters."
BC will continue to practice this week, with a media day on Thursday, and a full scrimmage on Saturday. BC Interruption will be sure to have updates on all of these events as the week progresses.