Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't read too much into the Spring Game and other links

The Spring Game is Saturday. For those who have not attended in the past, please come out and support the team. It is always a fun day and a chance to get close to the players. That said, don't read too much into any of the results. Some guys will look good. Some will look raw. None of it will really matter come September. I'll have post game thoughts Saturday night. The Heights had a good preview of the game.

This is a much more important weekend on the basketball front. Steve Donahue is hosting recruits for the first time. The prime target is former Iowa commit Ben Brust. Noreen is also reconsidering BC and may come back on board.

I loved this t-shirt from the BC artfest.


Lenny Sienko said...

I have often complained about lack of BC steaming coverage in the past, so it is only fair that I thank the BCAA and the scoreboard crew for taking on the extra work of streaming the spring football game. Thanks for making this available.

I'll look forward to seeing what those who were present have to say.

I was favorably impressed by a pass rush generated by Moma and Holloway.

The place kicking looked good. Two 30 plus yard field goals.

Clyde Lee looks like a good possession receiver, although he is still getting used to returning kicks.

A. J. Carelli looks promising on pass defense.

Chris Fox may be a find as running back. He showed speed and toughness, with size. Javorski has the hands to catch out of the backfield. His short stature might be a problem.

Of course, the BIG question mark is qb. Shinskie showed little of the progress mentioned in earlier reports. He still doesn't look comfortable making his reads and it may be time to consider that he may never get it. His footwork is not smooth. He does not move well or with confidence. You can see him thinking through his moves.

Marsco looked and played like a college qb. He moved the team and you could see him get into a rhythm as he took the team down the field. Rettig and Brodner (sp?) both showed flashes of why they were recruited, with the latter exhibiting some mobility we will need.

If things do not change, I see Marsco starting or taking over quickly if Shinskie falters.

DustBowl said...

RaCap from BC athletic dept:

Sophomore quarterback Mike Marscovetra went 13-for-16 through the air for 146 yards and one touchdown to lead the Eagle offense in a 42-41 win over the defense in Boston College's Jay McGillis Spring Football game on Saturday in Alumni Stadium.

Marscovetra connected with 6-foot-5 senior tight end Jordon McMichael for the game's lone touchdown - a 15-yard strike.

Fellow sophomore QB Dave Shinskie finished the day completing 6-of-12 passes for 50 yards, while freshman Joshua Bordner went 7-for-12 in passing attempts for 83 yards. Classmate Chase Rettig went 4-for-12 for 48 yards and two picks - both by sophomore DB Alex Currelley.

Sophomore Clyde Lee led all receivers with six receptions while senior Ryan Lindsey gained a scrimmage-high 81 yards which included a 44-yard completion from Marscovetra. McMichael gained 48 yards on three receptions while Lee totaled 44 yards on his six catches.

Sophomore tailback Mike Javorski accounted for 68 positive yards. He gained 34 yards on 10 rushing attempts while also catching two passes for 34 yards. Junior running back Montel Harris carried six times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards.

Senior Chris Fox ran the ball eight times for 46 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore DE Max Holloway registered six tackles which included four sacks for a net loss of 24 yards. Senior defensive ends Alex Albright and Ifeanyi Momah each tallied two sacks.

Sophomore LB Luke Kuechly led all Eagles with eight tackles while junior CB Isaac Johnson and sophomore DB Jim Noel each notched five solo stops.

Junior kicker Michael Sodic went 2-for-2 in field-goal attempts on the day, connecting on a pair of 34-yard attempts. Sophomore Gerald Levano punted four times and averaged 41 yards with a long of 57.