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Boston College Preseason Practice Report No. 4

August 3, 2017







Boston College Preseason Practice Report No. 4

Busy day includes practice No. 4 & the team’s annual media day


CHESTNUT HILLMass. – It was a busy day for the players and coaches as the Boston College football team held its fourth practice of preseason camp and the team’s annual media day Thursday. Over 15 media outlets in the Boston area were in attendance to watch part of the fourth practice of the preseason before speaking to head coach Steve Addazio, the assistant coaches, and student-athletes.


It was another sun-filled, warm day at The Heights as the team wore shoulder pads and helmets during the 24-period practice. Boston College will wear full pads for the first time this preseason Friday.


Head coach Steve Addazio addressed the media following the Eagles’ fourth practice of 2017.


“We’re getting involved in football,” said Addazio. “It’s been a long time to get back to it. We had a great off-season, a great winter, a great spring, recruiting has gone fantastic. Our players have had a tremendous amount of energy and juice about them throughout the whole off-season and summer, and we’ve gone into our training camp with that same momentum, that same energy, and it’s been fun to be around.”

For most of the local media, it was also they’re first opportunity to see the progress of the new Indoor Practice Facility being built adjacent to Alumni Stadium.


“It’s also nice around here to see some of the unbelievable construction underway, so at the Boston College campus right now are a lot of good things,” said Addazio. “Fun to be around it.”


With the team set to practice for the first time in full pads Friday, Addazio is excited about where the team is at.

“We’re headed into camp and we’ve improved at all positions. Our team is maturing. We have some marquee players. We have some good team speed, and we’re off to a good start in training camp. Enjoying watching that.”


Addazio knows the rest of camp will be a grind as the team looks to continue in all three phases in preparation for the team’s opening game Friday, Sept. 1 at Northern Illinois.

“We’ll continue to grind through training camp and watch this team develop and grow,” Addazio said. “It’s a short amount of time before the opener, so we all know that there’s a real sense of urgency, players, and everybody, coaches, everybody.”


Practice Notes: One of the storylines of preseason camp so far has been the excellent depth at running back for the Eagles. Returning starter Jon Hilliman and sophomore Davon Jones both have shown excellent flashes in the preseason while true freshmen AJ Dillon and Travis Levy have made the most of their opportunities. Levy scored on a long touchdown run during 11-on-11 work Thursday … redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown found junior wide receiver Jeff Smith on a perfect corner route that Smith turned into a long touchdown reception … Defensive coordinator Jim Reid said junior defensive lineman Zach Allen has had four great practices to start preseason camp after a great spring. The Connecticut native can play either end or tackle and is primed for a breakout season in 2017.

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Video is now available from today’s Boston College football media day.

Available for download is:
Head coach Steve Addazio press conference
Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler press conference
Defensive coordinator Jim Reid press conference



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