One of the biggest injury concerns exiting the Georgia Tech game in Ireland was the health of defensive end Harold Landry. After the game Coach Steve Addazio calmed our nerves by letting know that he was hampered by a leg injury during summer camp but one they were cautiously working him back from. Hence why the limited snaps during the game.
Fortunately BC has major talent around Landry to help ease him back into the lineup. Kevin Kavalec, Zach Allen and Wyatt Ray all saw playing time against the Yellow Jackets, and did a fantastic job of stuffing the GT wishbone offense.
According to a report in the Boston Globe, Landry should be good to go against UMass. This is great news as the Eagles can now cycle in four different ends when the situation arises. Landry is clearly the most dynamic of this group, and is projected to be an All-ACC talent this year. Addazio wants his defense to attack, and Landry could be the key to that on Saturday.
If BC jumps out to a quick lead (who knows it could happen), hopefully Addazio and Jim Reid lay off a little on Landry, true it will be great to see him on the field, but he is going to be crucial against opponents like Virginia Tech and Clemson, both whom the Eagles will be seeing in the next month.
As we saw on Saturday, BC’s defense played well for the most part against Georgia Tech, especially the front seven. Hopefully on Saturday, the addition of Harold Landry will make them even more lethal.