Very little news to report on as the Eagles escaped Death Valley and a bye week with no injuries. Steve Addazio is going to stick with his usual crew as BC gets ready for the UNC Tar Heels.
We know what we have with Chase Rettig and will have to live with that for the final half of the season. If he can prevent the big mistakes he is a serviceable quarterback, but we have seen him make those errors and they can be costly. If he utilizes the play action, and gets rid of the ball quickly if he gets in trouble he should be okay. UNC has the 91st passing defense in the country.
1. Andre Williams (6-0, 227, Sr.)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
Two of the lynchpins of the offense, Willis and Williams line up again as the top two backs against a UNC defense that has struggled mightily against the run. The Heels are 103rd in the country against the run, the Heels have only had success stopping the Hokies. Not like BC was going to change their system, but this could be a matchup that is heavily in the Eagles favor.
Sinkovec is a solid fullback, good for a catch here and there, but also a good blocker as well.
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
2. Brian Miller (6-3, 241, So.)
Nothing has changed here, which at this point isn't a surprise. Although the 2nd and 3rd receivers haven't been a factor the Eagles don't have much depth here. Looks like Marcus Grant is still hurt as he still hasn't made the two deep. Here's to hoping that one of them (not Alex Amidon) can get open this weekend.
1. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
This group has shown that they are more effective as blockers as they are receivers. Parsons has made a catch every now and then, but he doesn't seem fast enough to get open when Rettig is in trouble.
Same group as all other six games, the Eagles have allowed 15 sacks, many of which could have been avoided if Rettig could get rid of the ball just a tad quicker when pressured. UNC is 91st in the country with 10 sacks.
No changes here, as BC remains healthy again at this position. UNC has a pretty weak rushing attack, ranked 103rd in the country averaging just a hair over 100 yards a game.
1. Kevin Pierre-Louis (6-1, 225, Sr.)
2. Josh Keyes (6-2, 215, Jr.)
The linebacking crew stays the same this weekend.
1. Dominique Williams (6-0, 212, Jr.)
2. Spencer Rositano (6-1, 210, Jr.) OR Matt Milano (6-0, 200, Fr.)
1. Bryce Jones (6-1, 166, So.)
2. C.J. Jones (5-11, 185, Jr.) or John Johnson (6-0, 180, Fr)
Dominique Williams is starting again at safety weeks after his injury. The two deep remains the same, minus the addition of John Johnson who is added as a backup cornerback. UNC has a top 20 passing game, averaging more than 300 yards of passing per game, but quarterbacks Bryn Renner and Marquise Williams have combined for seven interceptions.
1. Leonard Skubal (5-10, 215, R-Fr.)
2. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
1. Spiffy Evans (6-0, 184, Jr.)
2. Dave Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
Small change here as Spiffy Evans has been replaced on kick returns by Dudeck. Not sure why this happened as Evans and Willis made a pretty dynamic combination on kick returns. Otherwise this hasn't changed.