Head Coach Steve Addazio announced yesterday that there will be a new format for the Jay McGillis Spring Game, that will be held on Saturday at noon on Alumni Stadium. According to a release from Boston College:
"We're having Mike Giacone and Kevin Kavalec, who have been injured for spring (practice) and are out, be the general managers," Addazio said. "We divided the staff, so they're going to have their draft tables set up tomorrow and with the GMs, they're going to pick the teams. We're going to have an ESPN table set-up - we're going to have the whole thing decorated up and set up - and just let them have a heck of a lot of fun with it."
Also the coaches are being split up as well:
Team Maroon's staff includes offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, assistant head coach and tight ends coachFrank Leonard, defensive backs coach Anthony Campanile and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni.
Team Gold's coaches include defensive coordinator Jim Reid, special teams coordinator Al Washington, run game coordinator and O-line coach Justin Frye, running backs coach Brian White and wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell.
This is a very interesting format, hopefully they also walk away from the confusing scoring system that BC spring games are known for. In terms of what we as fans expect, Coach Addazio is looking to show off all the hard work the players put in this spring, and this is about them having fun.
Don't be expecting to see much from the new playbook as well, as Addazio said "While the plays run on the field may be "vanilla" by Addazio's own admission - "A lot of (opponents) can go view it!".
Last year BC was unable to hold a spring game due to injuries on the roster. Addazio is looking forward to showing off the depth of talent on the team. While we may not get to see the lineups we see in 2016, this should be an improvement over some of the games that were played in the past. BC will be announcing the roster on Snapchat today (BCFBRecruiting). If you're not on that app, we will try and post the roster if we can get a hold of it.