Posted: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
By A.J Black
Boston College released their depth chart yesterday, Steve Addazio's first ever. First off, he uses a lot of old school football terms such as "Y Back" "H Back" and "Tailback", which is a big difference. Secondly, there are a few names on there that wasn't expected. Let's see who will be playing on Saturday.
1. Chase Rettig
No real big surprise here, Rettig is going to be the starter this entire season. According to the Boston Globe, Addazio has been non committal about Bordner for Saturday. As many of you predicted, neither of the freshmen (James Walsh or Mack Lowrie) are on the depth chart.
1. Andre Williams
2. David Dudeck
Again no real big shockers on this one. Dudeck has had a great summer, and earned his way up the two deep. No word on Tyler Rouse's injury, but I'm guessing we could see Myles Wilis on Saturday as well.
Amidon is an All ACC WR so of course he's playing and Spiffy gives the Eagles a speedy option. Crimmins is a huge target and reportedly had a great summer. The 2's are no surprise, Drew Barksdale is the first true freshman on the list.
1. C.J. Parsons
2. Mike Giacone or Louie Addazio
Kind of confused here, I thought Addazio was a transfer and was therefore ineligible to play this year. Was there a loop hole that allowed him to play?
1. Jarrett Darnstatter
Jake Sinkovec's injury is severe enough that he will be missing the game, Darnstatter was projected to play major downs as FB. Wolford is one of the most interesting stories of the summer, transitioning from LB to FB.
The O Line
1. Matt Patchan
2. Seth Betancourt or Dave Bown
1. Ian White
2. Jim Cashman
1. Andy Gallik
2. Frank Taylor
2. Aaron Kramer
2. Paul Gaughan
Surprised that Win Homer isn't on the list, but everyone else seems to be pretty much what you would expect. Andy Gallik apparently had a very solid summer, but if he struggles expect Taylor to get his first reps. This group is going to have to play well, or the running game is going to suffer. Cross your fingers.
The Defensive Line
Kaleb Ramsey is healthy and is going to play, which is huge for a pass rushing defense that was non existent in 2012. Interesting to see Kavalec (a true freshman) get on the depth, but that's what happens when the coaching staff likes your play. Abdesmad makes his transition over to tackle, which should be interesting because the kid is huge and struggled on the edge, the change might be good for him.
1. Kevin Pierre-Louis
2. Josh Keyes
2. Sean Duggan
The starters are no surprise, and honestly with Don Brown's scheme I am excited to see what they can do. Josh Keyes had a great summer, and earned his way onto the chart, while Joy and Strizak add some youthful depth to the linebackers
2. John Johnson or James McCaffrey
1. Bryce Jones
2. C.J. Jones
1. Sean Sylvia
1. Spencer Rositano
2. Dominique Williams or Matt Milano
What strikes me here is that we have two true freshman on the two deep, along with a walk on. Now I know this is due partially to Al Louis-Jean being suspended, but I truly worry what will happen if someone goes down. The starters are talented, but the backups have a lot to prove.
Kicker & Punter
1. Nate Freese
2. Alex Howell
KR & PR
1. Spiffy Evans
2. David Dudeck
2. Mike Naples.
Nate Freese is your punter, honestly I didn't see that coming, I figured Howell would be the starting punter. Probably won't have to do much work against 'Nova.