Saturday, June 09, 2012

Martin shares thoughts on split QB snaps and other links

When Spaz first used Bordner against FSU, I didn't like it, but I understood. He was trying to do anything to jump start the offense. As things improved towards the end of the season and Rettig showed some improvement, I hated the Bordner packages. They were predictable and killed momentum. Fortunately it sounds like Doug Martin prefers one QB. This is what he said to HD:

Boston College used two quarterbacks last year -- starter Chase Rettig and backup Josh Bordner – but first-year offensive coordinator Doug Martin said that won’t be the case this season, at least not intentionally. 

“I don’t see us doing that,” he said.

Rettig finished the spring as the Eagles’ top quarterback, followed by Bordner, but Martin said he is comfortable with both of them.

The Mets drafted incoming Baseball Freshman Chris Shaw. Shaw says he's still coming to BC. New York has until July 15 to sign him. Recent BC baseball grads Matt Brazis and Anthony Melchionda were both taken in last week's MLB Draft.

Basketball Prospectus liked Ryan Anderson's freshman year statistically.

John Muse signed with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Big Ten Network will carry the BC-Northwestern game. It will be a 3:30 pm start.

This is a really good article that explains the ACC-Raycom relationship. It also dismisses all the conspiracy theories regarding John Swofford -- including that BC got into the ACC because his son worked at BC during expansion.

The co-ed sailing team was unable to follow up the women's title. They finished seventh overall.

This is from earlier in the week, but ESPN thinks BC is the least desirable basketball job in the ACC. I think this drastically overlooks our history and BC's advantages. I would argue that BC is a better job than Miami, Virginia Tech, and Clemson.


mod34b said...

Very confident, and confidence-building, comments by Martin. Nice. I like it

Big Jack Krack said...

I like Martin's comments as well.

In baseball news - hey Gene, have you heard about the Stony Brook Seawolves Baseball Team?

When did they start playing Division 1 Baseball, Gene?

How much longer are we supposed to wait for some progress in this sport? Either advance or drop the sport.

Gene - do you like last place?

Knucklehead said...

See the link below. The back story to their upward trend.

All about support and dollars.

In Gene's defense Boston College cannot build a new facility on Seminary Land without consent from neighbors etc. Seems like Stony Brook doesn't have the same legal hurdles to jump over.

Big Jack Krack said...

I know what you're saying, Knuckle - but it's frustrating to almost always being in last place.

Do we know what the status is in terms of local government insistence on "PILOT" - payments in lieu of taxes and neighbors efforts to block the construction of a baseball field.

Which of those is the biggest obstacle for BC?

That area already has a public baseball field.

John said...

Stony Brook has a chance to make it to Omaha.

BCDoubleEagle said...

The master plan was approved several years ago.

I suspect the ball fields are just a lower priority than Stokes Hall, which is currently under construction.

Deacon Drake said...

I think BC Basketball is ideal for numerous reasons, and as far as it being "less desirable", that probably 100% pertains to compensation.

NC St and Wake have brutal disadvantages, Miami is somewhat of a "black hole", and Maryland and VA Tech always have unrealistic expectations. BC is very much on par with UVA and Clemson in that the basketball program does maintain high, but not unrealistic expectations.