BC Football: Preseason Practice Report No. 2
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Head coach Steve Addazio and the BC football team held its second training camp practice of the 2018 preseason on Saturday morning. For the second day in a row, the Eagles practiced in the brand-new Fish Field House. The new facility faced its first true test of inclement weather as the skies open midway through practice, but practice rolled on uninterrupted.
WR vs. DB Drills: QB Anthony Brown was showing off accuracy and arm strength on deep sideline routes… depth at wide receiver was evident with Michael Walker, Kobay White, Jeff Smith, CJ Lewis and Elijah Robinson among the standouts down the sideline and across the middle… receiver turned defensive back Nolan Borgersen shows signs of adapting quickly to his position change… Hamp Cheevers finished the drill with a pick in physical coverage. Offense vs. Defense: A sliding catch by tight end Tommy Sweeney was among the highlights… the d-line consistently got a strong push off the ball and got vertical for several tips at the line. 7v7 Highlights: Nice hands by Smith on a high catch across the middle… well timed PBUs for Taj-Amir Torres and Brandon Sebastian… Brown delivering passes in tight windows to Smith and White.
Defensive Back Lukas Denis
On the defensive back group:
“It’s a great honor to have coach Campanile back there and really coaching us up. He’s putting us through drills that are always preparing us for the games. He does a really good job of being hard on us and also teaching us the different sides of the football and technique and how the offense thinks. We had great corners and a great secondary last year, but we have two guys that are ready to step in and we’re excited for that. Hamp Cheevers and Mehdi El Attrach are ready to go. Nolan [Borgersen] came over from the offensive side of the ball to help the defense and is doing a great job. We’ve got some younger guys; Mike Palmer…really athletic, really long, really fast. Very smart player too. Every guy back there is ready to learn and ready to work. We’ve got Brandon Sebastian; a really fast corner, physical. We’re excited for him and all the guys back there.”Defensive Back Will Harris
On his leadership role as a senior:
“I’ve always been one of the guys to be vocal on the team so whatever I can do to enhance that role and improve in that role, I’ll focus on that.”On the recent run of talented safeties at BC:
“Those guys definitely set the bar. First with Justin [Simmons] then John [Johnson]. They pretty much set a culture in our locker room. Set a culture especially with our DB group and every DB, whether it’s a corner or a safety, that anything below that bar is unacceptable. We’re just trying to uphold to that and let the rest take care of itself.”
Tight End Tommy Sweeney
On the ability and depth of the wide receivers:
“These are guys that have been playing for a long time. Jeff Smith, Mike Walker it’s their fourth year playing. Elijah Robinson is a senior, he’s been around for a while. Kobay [White], he’s a redshirt sophomore, but he’s been around. He had a great year last year. They’re all so good just to name a few. I also think there are some talented young guys.”