The annual spring game is tomorrow at the Heights. Here are a few things that I’ll be watching for.
BC’s offense officially entered the 21st first century last December when Steve Addazio unleashed his up-tempo offense in the Quick Lane Bowl to the tune of 29 first half points. The talk of the offseason has been that the high tempo will be something we see entering the 2017 season. I’ll be curious to see just how up-tempo BC goes on Saturday. Will the majority of the game be played with quick tempo or will it me more like a gimmick?
The QB Competition
The hot rumor in the winter was that Darius Wade was transferring. Whether that was a crock of crap or a legitimate situation where Wade just changed his mind we probably won’t know anytime soon. What we do know is that Wade is being given the opportunity to win the job that was his two seasons ago. Word out of camp is that Wade has been clearly the best quarterback this spring.
Addazio was quick to hype Anthony Brown last season without even being asked directly about the freshman QB. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see Brown in action. It’s going to take a lot for him to live up to the praise he received last season from his coach.
Lindstrom at RT
BC has had some great guards come through here over the years from Chris Snee to Doug Brzezinski to Ron Stone. Lindstrom showed flashes at time last year that he could potentially grow into one of those classic BC guards. Hell even Addazio threw around the words "NFL potential".
This spring Lindstrom has moved over to right tackle. I was skeptical when I heard about the move because I thought Lindstrom had a chance to be a special guard. The word is that he is excelling at tackle though so I’m eager to see it with my own eyes.
The DT Duo
There aren’t many questions about the talent that BC returns at defensive end this year but there certainly are some question marks about the lack of experience inside with Ray Smith and Wyatt Ray. I’m of the opinion that the duo will be fine based on what we saw on the field from them last year. I think it would go a ways in making fans feel better if they see Smith and Ray dominate the BC interior offense line tomorrow which has its share of injuries and new players.
Who Takes Over for Milano?
Matt Milano will be hearing his name announced sometime next weekend during the NFL Draft. While everyone around the Heights is excited to see where Milano goes they are ever more excited to see who takes over for him. Kevin Bletzer and Sharrieff Grice both have been spending time during camp competing for the job. Will one of them emerge during the spring game?