Posted: 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
By A.J Black
Football Holds Annual Media Day - BCEAGLES.COM - Boston College Official Athletic Site
Boston College football completed its second day of preseason practice on Tuesday morning and participated in the program's annual media day in the early afternoon in the Barber Room of the Yawkey Center. Below are quotes from Head Coach Steve Addazio and select student-athletes. Boston College is in its first season under the direction of Addazio and the Eagles' season kicks off against Villanova on Saturday, Aug. 31 at noon on ESPNNews.
Boston College Football Holds 2013 Media Day - Boston Sports Today
Gethin Coolbaugh looks at yesterday's media day at Boston College.
Football Q & A: Al Louis-Jean - BCEAGLES.COM - Boston College Official Athletic Site
BC Eagles cornerback Al Louis-Jean sat down and talked about the preseason training camp.
Changes on Defense ($$$)
At Tuesday's media day, Steve Addazio went out of his way to say how important it is for the BC defense to improve this year. "There's no misunderstanding it with this whole football team----If you don't play great defense you aren't going to win," said Addazio. Both Addazio and defensive coordinator Don Brown know full well that they are inheriting a defense that was 100th nationally in total defense (456 ypg) and 74th nationally in scoring defense, allowing a little shy of 30 ppg. To try and improve the unit the staff is implementing a defense that will show opposing offenses multiple different looks. With that will come multiple different blitz packages.
BC quarterback Chase Rettig gets familiar face with Ryan Day’s return - College football - Boston.com
Boston College middle linebacker Steele Divitto, quarterback of the Eagles’ defense, said he could not fathom going through as many coordinators as senior quarterback Chase Rettig, who has had to acquaint himself with four over his last 3½ seasons at the helm of BC’s offense. Rettig started with Gary Tranquill as a true freshman. Tranquill was supplanted Rettig’s sophomore season by Kevin Rogers, who was replaced in mid-season by Dave Brock. Doug Martin then entered the picture as OC in Rettig’s junior season. Now, Rettig is on his fifth coordinator with Ryan Day, who is on his third tour of duty at The Heights after serving as an offensive graduate assistant (2003-04 ) under Tom O’Brien then as a receivers coach (2007-11) under Frank Spaziani.
Josh Bordner, Mike Marscovetra in running for BC backup quarterback job - College football - Boston.com
Boston College football coach Steve Addazio said depth — or lack thereof — at key positions would be a pressing concern in his first preseason camp with the Eagles. One area of immediate concern would be finding a backup to starting quarterback Chase Rettig. Addazio didn’t mince any words when he spelled out what he would be looking for in the battle between junior Josh Bordner and senior Mike Marscovetra. "Productivity in camp,’’ Addazio said Tuesday at BC’s Media Day. "We’ll get in those competitive situations, but either you move the team or you don’t. I’m glad if you complete 92 percent in seven-on-seven, but I really don’t care about seven-on-seven. I want to see how you move the team when you’re getting hit.’’
What to watch for at BC camp - Boston Colleges Blog - ESPN Boston
With camp officially getting underway Monday morning in Chestnut Hill, here are three things to watch out for in Steve Addazio’s first fall camp with the Eagles:
BC linebacker Steele Divitto - ACC Blog - ESPN (Video)
Heather Dinich talks to BC linebacker Steele Divitto about how fragmented the team was last year, the challenges of making a comeback in the Atlantic
COLLEGES: Brockton’s Williams, Louis-Jean gear up for fresh start at Boston College - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise
Former Brockton High standouts Dominique Williams and Al Louis-Jean are more than happy to be apart of BC’s new era. I can only speak for myself, but I never tire of these "new era" stories.
Audio of Steve Addazio's Press Conference (BC Eagles You Tube)