Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Age is just a number

A few more things about our new Old Man on campus.
-- Shinskie is more than a year older than Matt Ryan. Shinskie DOB May 4,1984. Ryan DOB May 17, 1985.

-- Paul Peterson was only 23 when he first played in 2003. Shinskie will be 25 this season.


AguilaFan said...

Both Taurus. Hard working, tenacious, do not quit.
Getting pumped for the season.

Erik said...

I don't care if he's 40 if he's a good "kid", a hard worker, and a smart player.

(and doesn't fumble everytime he gets hit)

mod10aeagle said...

On the one hand, any concerns about Spaz and Tranquill operating with "playing out the string" complacency should be put to rest with this maneuver. On the other hand, hopes that the QB candidates already in uniform were instilling any confidence in the coaching staff also went out the window. It's a great Summer story; I hope it's an even better Fall story.

eagleboston said...

Mod 10,

I won't be surprised to see 1 or 2 QB transfers as a result of this move.

However, I'm all for it, especially after reading this quote from Shinskie's high school coach: "He's a steal. He's an absolute steal for Boston College."

It would be so great if this kid does turn out to be a steal and all of the prognosticators picking BC last in the Atlantic would have to eat their words....yet again!

Jay said...

there's only 1 OMBC.. long live RWB