Boston College football announced via Twitter today that starting cornerback Bryce Jones is no longer with the team:
Head coach Steve Addazio announced junior Bryce Jones is no longer a member of the team due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) October 3, 2014
There is no word out right now on what Jones did to warrant the dismissal from the team. Usually schools try to keep this kind of information private.
Bryce Jones had been the starter for the Eagles for the past two seasons after committing to the Eagles under Frank Spaziani. He struggled last year, and was beat deep on numerous occasions; however, he seemed to have improved this year. Just last week he recorded an interception against Colorado State. He finished his career at BC with 96 tackles and three interceptions. Last year and parts of this year he also returned punts and kicks, though this season he was removed in favor of Sherm Allston and Marcus Outlow.
With Jones gone, the biggest question now is who will replace him? Boston College has a couple of options, but only one really has any experience. John Johnson, a sophomore, has been seeing playing time this season, recording 12 tackles, and would be the logical choice to be the starter moving forward. After Johnson, the cornerback position gets even younger with true freshmen Isaac Yiadom and Kamrin Moore as other options. For a secondary that played poorly against Colorado State, this is not a good sign.
If we hear any updates regarding the dismissal of Bryce Jones, we will be sure to pass it along. This type of news is never good, but it happens, and Boston College will have to move on.