We waited all summer for Eagles sports to return, and already, August 4 Boston College football camp is in the books.
The most important news to come out of practice today was the departure of projected backup quarterback James Walsh, who has left the program to ostensibly pursue a school where he might have a better chance of starting. This has affected the depth chart in that Boston College has only three quarterbacks as of today: Tyler Murphy, Darius Wade, and Troy Flutie. The latter two are true freshmen. Wade may be the future and Flutie might have the right last name, but keeping Murphy healthy will be a priority.
The good news is that an experienced offensive line will stand in front of him all season. Head coach Steve Addazio made mention of his linemen and a few other areas in his breakdown of August 4 Boston College football camp on the Heights today.
It would seem that the most important thing the coach wants to convey is that this is still only the first day of practice and as such, it is impossible to make any determinations. However, Addazio is willing to commit to the notion that this Boston College offensive line has played a lot of games combined and will be a strength; as he plainly put it, it’s “a good thing” that there is this much experience.
Addazio also mentions the “process to build this thing,” speaking broadly to the fact that there is still a long way to go before a game is even played, and he has to figure out who he can count on to get things done on the field. All of the position battles of which we have spoken are just beginning, and aside from Darius Wade likely to play to some extent in 2014, we learned little on Day 1.
The ride for this 2014 football team has literally just gotten underway, but if nothing else, things are happening in Boston College football and the college sports void is disappearing.