Thursday, August 25, 2011

Final scrimmage feedback and other links

The BC scrimmage pattern fulfilled itself Wednesday. As always, the unit that was ahead in the early scrimmages was brought down to earth. This year that meant the defense finally looked strong in scrimmage 4. There is usually some design to this. I imagine Spaz added new wrinkles this week to keep the offense off balance and give the D a mental boost. We won't know anything until Northwestern. I am not concerned about the INTs. Rettig won't face a defense as tough as ours until October.

Hampton Hughes's move to the defensive backfield seems promising.

Alex Amidon has made big improvements from last season.

Brian St. Pierre embraced the chance to join BC's broadcast team.


EL MIZ said...

nice to see Larmond had 10 catches. that should put to rest the uneasiness about him sitting out a week ago with a sore ankle. with rettig having a full season under his belt, larmond returning, and a real OC, i expect a big year passing.

javorski had 10 carries, more than kimble or finch. somewhat surprising to see. i wonder how the backup RB situation shakes itself out with andre and montel both missing time. hopefully someone can emerge.

Erik said...

Two things about Javorski -
1.When you watch him he's really good, just small. But he doesn't shy away from contact, he goes hard.
2.BUT, it makes sense to limit the carries of Kimble & Finch to lessen the chance of any other disaster RB injuries. Imagine one of them going down at this point? Oy. I think giving Javorski the bulk of the work in this scrimmage was a good call by the staff.

Mr. Tambourine MAn said...


I'm betting that with only two legit RBs healthy, Spaz decided to give the majority of the load to Javorski to reduce the chance of further injuries before Williams, and perhaps Montel make it back.

EL MIZ said...

thanks for the clarification.

looks like persa's ability to play is still up in the air:

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald was still unsure as of Wednesday who his starting quarterback would be in next week's season opener.

Fitzgerald has yet to make a decision between senior Dan Persa and sophomore Kain Colter because Persa, who ruptured his Achilles tendon last season, hasn't been completely cleared by Northwestern's medical staff. If Persa is deemed OK, he is expected to start against Boston College.

Fitzgerald planned to talk with Persa and Northwestern's medical staff next week before making his final decision.

i highly doubt this guy is gonna be the dual threat he was last year in 10 days. if BC can pressure him at all, i like our chances.