BC released its depth chart going into Saturday’s game at Duke.
A number of interesting notes here, mostly the number of “Ors”. BC has decided to be coy about who will be starting at quarterback, claiming they have “yet to make a decision” between Phil Jurkovec and Dennis Grosel (we definitely believe them). Not to be forgotten, Sam Johnson sits at third on the depth chart for now. Shake-ups on the offensive line, as All-ACC standout Zion Johnson moves to left tackle from his previous position at guard. Ben Petrula kicks over from right tackle to right guard. Tyler Vrabel takes over at tackle, and for the final offensive lineman spot at left guard, either Christian Mahogany or Nate Emer will take the reins. Jack Conley appears to have won out over Finn Dirstine on a camp battle at backup tackle.
At wide receiver, Ohio State transfer Jaelen Gill steps in immediately as expected, alongside Kobay White and Zay Flowers. Ethon Williams, who’s seemed to have made quite the impression at camp sits right behind Flowers at the Z receiver. David Bailey begins the new running back era with Travis Levy and Patrick Garwo backing him up.
On defense, a couple of transfers make splashes immediately. Chibeuza Onwuka will start at nose tackle and Luc Bequette will line-up inside with him. The linebacking corps looks exactly as expected with Lamot, Richardson, and McDuffie (fire emoji).
It looks like we’ll be seeing a whole host of defensive backs this year. Brandon Sebastian and Josh DeBerry will compete on the right, while Elijah Jones and Jason Maitre lead on the left. At safety, we’ll see some combination of Jahmin Muse, Deon Jones, and Mike Palmer.
And in the all important special teams unit, Aaron Boumerhi, Danny Longman, and Stephen Ruiz are all still in contention, so it looks like a short leash.
BC opens up play as a now 4.5 point underdog to a Duke team that played well against Notre Dame.