3 notes about Boston College’s depth chart for Tech game

HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COMt34

HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COMt34

Three things to note about Boston College’s depth chart:

Offense

Note No. 1: Boston College’s offensive line, which follows below, returns three starters who have combined for 26 starts. Those three starters are Aaron Monteiro, Jon Baker and Chris Lindstrom. Baker leads the group with 12 starts. The line helped the rushing attack average 164 yards per game. It also allowed 28 sacks. Simply because of their weight, it seems likely that the Eagles will try to run to the left because that’s where it’s heaviest linemen are.  Georgia Tech expects the Eagles will use a power running game because that’s what offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler has relied on at previous stops

LT  Aaron Monteiro, 6-7, 305, sophomore  or

Sam Schmal, 6-7, 309, junior

LG Jim Cashman, 6-7, 302, senior

Ryan Conte, 6-4, 294, sophomore

C Jon Baker, 6-3, 298, junior

Joel Rich, 6-3, 292, junior

RG Chris Lindstrom, 6-4, 298, sophomore

John Phillips, 6-6, 201, redshirt freshman

RT Jimmy Lowery, 6-4, 290, graduate

John Phillips, 6-6, 301, redshirt freshman

TE Tommy Sweeney, 6-5, 258, sophomore

Michael Glacone, 6-5, 265, senior

Note No. 2: Though Boston College’s passing attack returns 99.8 percent of its passing yards, neither of the quarterbacks listed Nos. 1 and 2 on the depth chart were responsible for a majority of those stats. And while the percentage is impressive, it’s necessary to note that the Eagles averaged just 111 passing yards per game. That seems likely to change with Towles, who passed for more than 5,000 yards over two-plus seasons at Kentucky.  Of course, if Georgia Tech’s front seven can’t get any more pressure than it was able to generate last season when it was last in the ACC with just 14 sacks, either of Boston College’s quarterbacks could wind up looking good.

QB Patrick Towles, 6-5, 253, graduate

Or Darius Wade, 6-0, 211, redshirt sophomore, 21-of-42 for 232 yards last season

RB Jon Hillman, 6-0, 229, redshirt sophomore, 51 rushes for 198 yards last season

Myles Willis, 5-9, 194, senior

FB Bobby Wolford, 6-2, 248, senior, 2 carries for 1 yard last season

WR Charlie Callinan, 6-4, 239, junior, 14 catches for 192 yards for last season

WR Jeff Smith, 6-1, 192, sophomore

WR Michael Walker, 6-0, 195, sophomore, 2 catches for 42 yards last season

Defense

Note No. 3: The Eagles return eight players with a starting experience to what was arguably one of the best defenses in FBS last year. The four starters lost had more than 120 starts between them. Four of the front seven return, as do four in the secondary. Truman Gutapfel, an end last season, is moving to tackle this season. Just 44.9 percent of the tackles return this season. The most important player is arguably Connor Strachan, who finished second on the team with 44 tackles, including 12 1/2 for loss last season.

DE Kevin Kavalec, 6-2, 260, senior, 20 tackles, 8 for loss last season

Zach Allen, 6-5, 272, sophomore

DT Truman Gutapfel, 6-3, 288, senior, 26 tackles, 7 1/2 for loss last season

Noa Merritt, 6-0, 227, junior

NT Ray Smith, 6-1, 292, sophomore

Kevin Cohee, 6-4, 274, sophomore or

Jack Kenny, 6-3, 275, junior

DE Harold Landry, 6-3, 250, junior, 60 tackles, 15 1/2 for loss last season

Wyatt Ray, 6-3, 249, sophomore

SLB Matt Milano, 6-1, 221, senior, 60 tackles, 17 1/2 for loss last season

Kevin Bletzer, 6-2, 213, sophomore or

Sharrieff Grice, 6-1, 224, sophomore

MLB Connor Strachan, 6-0, 237, junior, 75 tackles, 12 1/2 for loss last season

Mike Strizak, 6-2, 239, senior

WLB Ty Schwab, 6-0, 222, junior

Mike Strizak, 6-2, 239, senior

CB Gabriel McClary, 6-3, 204, junior or

Isaac Yiodorn, 6-1, 190, junior

Taj-Amir Torres, 5-9, 177, sophomore

SS William Harris, 6-2, 202, sophomore

Mehdi El Attrach, 6-0, 194, redshirt freshman

FS John Johnson, 6-0, 202, senior, 63 tackles, 3 interceptions last season

Atern Ntantang, 5-11, 195, junior

CB Kamrin Moore, 5-11, 195, junior, 25 tackles, 4 passes broken up

Lukas Senis, 5-11, 185, sophomore

Specialists

KO and FG Colton Lichtenberg

P Mike Knoll

LS Leonard Skubal

PR Tyler Rouse

KR Myles Willis

 

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SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

For those worried about the BC defense, it might be noted that their new DC was at UVA, and Tech won 2 out of 3 of the games he coached, winning the last one 56-20.  We obviously can't overlook anybody's defense, but his credentials might not be as good as people think.

Marquis
Marquis

Is Doug Flutie expected to be there?