Under the bubble of Alumni Stadium, Boston College held a scrimmage today as they continue to get ready for the spring game and the 2015 season. Under the watch of graduate student Tyler Murphy, BC practiced and went through various scenarios. Unfortunately I did not get to attend, but EagleAction reporter Eric Hoffses was on location, and here is a breakdown of some of his notes.
At the quarterback position, all three quarterbacks seemed about even according to Hoffses, which must mean at this point that Darius Wade is still the favorite. Like Tyler Murphy last year, Wade and Elijah Robinson and Troy Flutie all could run and did. Wade sounded like he had good chemistry with senior wide receiver Dan Crimmins whom he connected with down the middle multiple times.
On the offensive line, Hoffses said that BC's first line was LT Dan Bowen, RT James Hendren, C Frank Taylor, RG Jim Cashman and LG Jon Baker. However Harris Williams and Sam Schmal were both kept out of practice as they continue to rehab injuries. According to Addazio he has 7 to 7 1/2 healthy offensive linemen at this time, which means he doesn't have much depth. Earlier this spring he mentioned that he would have one spot for a transfer, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't look to improve his depth at this position, especially at the guard.
The biggest contributor of the practice was a name that many recruitniks may recognize, but fans who know the team wouldn't. That would be RB Richard Wilson, a sophomore (possibly RS freshman), who was a physical force in the running game. The 223 RB has played both HB and FB with the Eagles, but was impressive today in the scrimmage. Would be great to have him on the team this year to spell Jon Hilliman.
On the defensive side of the ball, Mehdi Abdesmad was held out again as the team continues to be cautious with his recovery from yet another injury. However it was another new player that made waves. Gabe McClary, a 6-3 RS freshman made a big impression in his first scrimmage since being converted from wide receiver to cornerback. Hoffses said he looked like a "lock down corner" which is huge news for a secondary that is looking to replace a lot of experience.
The Spring game is April 11th, and this young BC team should be fun to watch with lots of positions up for grabs.