But the attention shifted quickly from the quarterback position once rookie fourth-round pick Andre Williams entered the game at running back. Supplanting Rashad Jennings, Williams, who employs a vicious running style, racked up 37 yards on five carries in the first half (7.4 yards/carry).
David Wilson's neck injury opens the door for a new starter, and that means AW44 could find himself as a valuable option for Big Blue. The secret to my 2014 fantasy championship might be let out sooner rather than later.
If the first look at fourth-round pick Andre Williams is an indicator of what he will be able to bring to the team on a regular basis, the Giants' offense should look a lot less broken this season.
More Andre Williams news? More Andre Williams news.
Coach Steve Addazio hopes his offensive line especially will embrace the "go make a play" mentality, while the Eagles adjust to life without star running back Andre Williams. Addazio believes BC’s newcomers at running back and quarterback will be very good, but notes, "if your line is weak, you’ve got problems." Up front this fall at Chestnut Hill, they’ll be starting five fifth-year seniors.
I know I'm old school in saying this, but there's something really great about hearing a coach commit himself to offensive line cracking heads. Pancake blocks are really underrated.
Seven months of offseason preparation will be in the past and the Eagles will get down to the business of truly getting prepared for their second season under coach Steve Addazio
Has it really been seven months? It feels like it's been about two years.
Picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Boston College football team is set will set out to prove people wrong. Fresh off a 7-6 season that culminated in their first bowl appearance since 2010, the Eagles open fall camp Monday in the hopes of resolving a few questions before the Aug. 30 opener vs. UMass at Gillette Stadium.
I love how the Globe fails to mention that the opener isn't a neutral site game.
Steve Addazio loves him some fullbacks on the Boston College Eagles. That's why he made Bobby Wolford one.
MORE PHYSICAL FOOTBALL.
C.J. Jones, the All-State quarterback/defensive back who sparked A.I. du Pont High to an unbeaten 2009 regular season, has joined the Blue Hens after wrapping up his career at Boston College.
Best of luck to CJ, who transferred down to Division II to play for the Blue Hens this season.