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Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:00 am
by Corporal Funishment
hansen wrote:2 hour practice. Helmets only.

Saturday’s notebook: One noticeable sight during the first practice of the spring was the change in physical appearance several players made during the off-season under head strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz and his staff … Saturday was the first opportunity to see 12 true freshmen who enrolled in January. Quarterback Emmett Morehead has prototypical size (6’5”, 225 pounds) and showed off a strong, accurate arm. The depth in the quarterback room with returning starter Phil Jurkovec along with Dennis Grosel, Matt Valecce, Matthew Rueve, Daelen Menard and Morehead has improved vastly in two years under offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti. Rueve was one of the players who looked to make major gains in the weight room in the off-season … True freshman running back Xavier Coleman flashed a tremendous burst in the hole and showed off his speed and versatility in the passing game on a 45-yard reception during team periods … First-Team All-ACC wide receiver Zay Flowers picked up right where he left off last season with two long completions from Jurkovec during team work. The connection between the two has been there from the first day of spring practice last season as Jurkovec lofted two deep completions to Flowers behind the secondary for 50+ yards … the cornerbacks looked to gain the upper hand against the wide receivers in one-on-one drills early in practice. All-ACC defensive back Josh DeBerry showed off his tremendous ball skills and also picked off a pass … true freshman corner Shawn Asbury II had an interception during team work Saturday … Jaelen Gill, now wearing No. 1, had a long reception over the middle from Jurkovec … Grosel hooked up with Ezechiel Tiede for a touchdown during 11-on-11 action … BC resumes spring practice on Tuesday morning inside Fish Field House.









Here's hoping for an open and fair QB competition.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:45 am
by HJS
Offensively, this is a very talented group. Probably the weakest position is RB... which isn’t weak.

No idea what to expect on D. You’d think the coaching talent on that side (including Hafley) should be able to get that group into a not-awful shape. If the D is competent, it’s 10-2 time.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:12 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
HJS wrote:Offensively, this is a very talented group. Probably the weakest position is RB... which isn’t weak.


TE is also a big question mark and we played 2-TE sets on more than 50% of downs. Witter is the only returning TE that played a down last season (Luchetti may have played a little at the end of the 2019 season) and he did not look like he will be much of a threat as a receiver. Luchetti missed all of last season with an injury and Lillis was out for most of the season. There was talk that one of the FRs impressed in August, think it was Gordinier. Anyway, with only 4 scholarship TEs on the roster, we are very thin at the position.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:51 pm
by claver2010
probably going to run more 4 wide sets than all previous BC years combined.

zay, gill, lewis, kobay, and galloway emerged as season progressed

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:59 pm
by HJS
claver2010 wrote:probably going to run more 4 wide sets than all previous BC years combined.

zay, gill, lewis, kobay, and galloway emerged as season progressed

Agreed. I figured that as they were moving on from the David-Bailey-big-back, they would also be moving away from the multi-TE sets.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:05 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
claver2010 wrote:probably going to run more 4 wide sets than all previous BC years combined.

zay, gill, lewis, kobay, and galloway emerged as season progressed


Assuming Kobay & Williams (anyone know what his injury was?) are 100% in August, this is the best group of WRs has ever had.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:05 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:Spring roster:
https://bceagles.com/sports/football/roster


The heights & Weights of the returners have not been updated.
McQuarrie gone.
Can finally confirm that Dalton and Lamont are done.
Livingston is back.
Noah Jordan-Williams gone.


Kam Arnold is up to 221lbs and has been moved to LB

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:28 am
by BC923
Keeping AAR on staff is one of the most encouraging things that’s happened with this program in a decade

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:13 pm
by innocentbystander


nice presser

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:49 pm
by hansen
innocentbystander wrote:

nice presser


2 hour non-contact practice

Practice Notes: The defense had a big day creating turnovers as true freshman Shawn Asbury II, graduate Mike Palmer, redshirt freshman Jason Scott and redshirt sophomore Jalen Williams all recorded interceptions … Redshirt freshman tight end Charlie Gordinier hauled in a long reception from redshirt freshman Matthew Rueve … redshirt junior Jaelen Gill continues to make several explosive plays on the field … senior CJ Lewis caught a deep ball from Jurkovec … true freshmen Lewis Bond and Dante Reynolds made several tough grabs during practice and look to be a pair of future playmakers … Temple transfer Khris Banks and sophomore Cam Horsley had a productive day on the defensive line … true freshman Xavier Coleman and redshirt freshman Andre Hines both flashed again on several runs during Tuesday’s practice.




Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:54 am
by DomingoOrtiz
hansen wrote:
innocentbystander wrote:

nice presser


2 hour non-contact practice

Practice Notes: The defense had a big day creating turnovers as true freshman Shawn Asbury II, graduate Mike Palmer, redshirt freshman Jason Scott and redshirt sophomore Jalen Williams all recorded interceptions … Redshirt freshman tight end Charlie Gordinier hauled in a long reception from redshirt freshman Matthew Rueve … redshirt junior Jaelen Gill continues to make several explosive plays on the field … senior CJ Lewis caught a deep ball from Jurkovec … true freshmen Lewis Bond and Dante Reynolds made several tough grabs during practice and look to be a pair of future playmakers … Temple transfer Khris Banks and sophomore Cam Horsley had a productive day on the defensive line … true freshman Xavier Coleman and redshirt freshman Andre Hines both flashed again on several runs during Tuesday’s practice.



I am told that the staff was surprised how big he was when he got on campus and that he is bigger than most of the LBs.

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:04 am
by BC923
Is Bequette returning? Or else is there a reason he’s not working out at pro day?

Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:37 am
by hansen
It’s been clear in the early going two strengths of the 2021 Boston College football team is the depth of the wide receiver room and in the secondary. Despite not having Kobay White and Ethon Williams back in the rotation, the Eagles look to present defenses with a ton of challenges this year on the outside, including the return of All-ACC wide receiver Zay Flowers. In addition, Jaelen Gill, CJ Lewis, Taji Johnson and Jehlani Galloway all return along with the influx of skilled true freshmen Lewis Bond and Dante Reynolds. In the secondary, several key returners are back in the fold, including All-ACC defensive back Josh DeBerry.

Gill has looked more comfortable in the offense entering his second year this spring, and made another highlight reel grab on the sideline elevating over a defender for a catch in traffic … the same comfort level in the scheme could be said about quarterback Phil Jurkovec, who spread the ball around to a variety of receivers, including a chunk play to Zay Flowers. Jurkovec fit three balls into tight windows that went for long completions to CJ Lewis as well … Lewis Bond has not looked like a mid-year true freshman through three practices, including another deep target for a completion Thursday … Taji Johnson showed off his hands with a tough reception in traffic for a gain of 20 yards Thursday … Jason Maitre made a terrific play on the ball for an interception and Jalen Williams grabbed a tipped ball for an INT as well … the Eagles host their annual Pro Day for NFL personnel on Friday before returning to spring practice on Saturday inside Fish Field House.







Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:01 pm
by hansen
Fourth practice... full pads






Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:56 pm
by hansen
I’ve been slacking due to work... from earlier this week






Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:28 am
by hansen
This is from last practice before Easter....

Sophomore linebacker Kam Arnold continues to look comfortable in his move to linebacker from safety in the offseason. The West Bloomfield, Mich., native is squarely in the mix for one of the starting spots at linebacker … Phil Jurkovec had another good practice, zipping the ball all over the field on Wednesday. He hit Taji Johnson on a deep pass of 30 yards and connected with Spencer Witter and Jaelen Gill for first down receptions … true freshman running back Xavier Coleman continued his solid spring with an 80-yard touchdown run. The New Jersey native used his quickness to break through the line of scrimmage and put on the jets to go the distance for the score … redshirt freshman Tommy Birmingham had a couple first down receptions from his tight end position during team work Wednesday … freshman CJ Burton had an excellent pass breakup downfield, staying stride for stride with Zay Flowers … redshirt freshman Denzel Blackwell also contributed a key pass breakup during third down situational drills.







Re: 2021 BC Football

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:26 pm
by claver2010
another former ohio state staffer added by hafley: Drew Christ to be a special teams assistant

https://twitter.com/CoachDrewChrist/sta ... 4241879049