Boston College Spring Practice Report – March 15, 2017
Impressive first day through the air for the Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College football team returned to the gridiron for the start of spring practice Wednesday inside the bubble at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles completed the first of two practices this spring with helmets only Wednesday morning.
“We just said it to the team, that’s the most footballs we’ve completed on the first day of practice – ever,” said head coach Steve Addazio following practice. “I was pleased to see us throw and catch the way we did on day one, usually day one is awkward, but it wasn’t. I thought that was good to see and it was a good positive step on something we really want to improve on.”
Redshirt junior Darius Wade took the snaps with the first team and enters the spring as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart for the Eagles. “Darius comes into the spring as the starter and he is taking those starting reps,” added Addazio. “He has total command of that team out there right now, total command.”
Wade has the most experience on the roster with 15 career games played under center, including three starts. As a sophomore in 2015, Wade was the starter at quarterback and played the first three games before an injury against Florida State sidelined him for the rest of the season.
During practice, Wade had the throw of the day with a perfect go-route to junior wide receiver Jeff Smith as he found the Florida native in-stride for a touchdown.
Redshirt freshman Anthony Brown was the No. 2 quarterback as spring drills began and Addazio was pleased with what he saw from both quarterbacks. “Darius and Anthony looked great,” said Addazio. “Both guys did a great job on day one.”
Brown redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 after a standout prep career in New Jersey at St. John Vianney High School.
The Eagles return to practice Thursday for the second practice of spring before putting on shoulder pads for the first time Saturday morning.
VIDEO Available for Download: Steve Addazio post-practice comments
VIDEO Available for Download: QB Darius Wade post-practice comments
VIDEO Available for Download: QB Anthony Brown post-practice comments