Went to BC's scrimmage this am. The defense will be one of the best in the ACC, and DE Harold Landry should be a breakout star.— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) August 22, 2015
If Thamel is correct, BC will exceed most experts' expectations. But any honest fan also has to ask: is the Defense great or is the green Offense making the D look better?
Addazio spoke to the media after the scrimmage and fell somewhere in between. He's concerned about the mistakes on offense (penalties, missed blocks, turnovers, etc), but he also admits the Defense is bringing lots of pressure.
My biggest concern based on the posted observations are the issues on the Offensive Line. If they can't play well, the whole season falls apart.
I feel like I jinxed things with my earlier post on injuries. Glines hurt his collarbone Friday and is out for at least six weeks. There are also concerns and rumors about a few other Offensive players, but BC has yet to update their situations.
The bright spot seems to be backup QB Jeff Smith. Wade remains in the driver seat, but Smith is playing well enough to get the No. 2 spot.