Brian: On Friday, BC completed its second intrasquad scrimmage. Anything from the BC press release stand out to you?
Jeff: "Codi Boek impressed" is what stands out to me. The fact that Tuggle only threw four passes shows me that he is looking like a third stringer at this point. But using that logic, Davis is also still the #1 guy. His numbers were OK if you look at 9 completions for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns, but not if you look at the fact he completed only 45%.
Brian: As you said, everything we are hearing early points to Davis as the starter come September. But I was glad to see your boy throw for 2 scores and 128 yards. What stands out to me is for the second straight intrasquad scrimmage, redshirt freshman Clyde Lee impressed. Four catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles desperately need an infusion of talent in the receiving corp and Lee could be just the type of burner we need to strengthen the WR/TE corp.
Jeff: On the defensive side of the ball, the big, big question mark is replacing Raji and Brace and their replacements each recorded sacks which is encouraging.
Brian: Catching up on baseball, the Eagles were able to win 1 of 3 this weekend against a strong Virginia Cavaliers team. I believe I had this one right. On Friday, the Eagles fell to the Cavs 8-3. On Saturday, the team notched its only win of the weekend, rallying in the bottom of the eighth to pull away 9-6. And in the rubber match, BC couldn't put away Virginia in a pitcher's duel, falling 2-0. The Eagles are now 24-15-0 and 10-9-0 in the ACC, soundly in third place in the ACC Atlantic behind Florida State (12-7-0) and Clemson (12-9-0). Next up in the ACC is a big, big series for the Eagles in Durham against 10-11-0 Duke. Three ACC series remain for the Eagles. At Duke, and Miami and North Carolina at home.
Back in March, when we sat down with Brian Foley from the College Baseball Blog, we said that making this year's ACC Tournament for the first time in program history would mark a successful season. After getting off to a hot start, the Eagles have slowly crept back towards a .500 record in ACC play. With three series left, do the Eagles have enough left in the tank to make the ACC Tournament?
Jeff: Unless I'm missing something, the Eagles should hold on to the third spot in the Atlantic division which puts them into the ACC tournament. Hopefully they can even survive the first round of the tournament.
Brian: Today - of course - is Patriots Day, a great day to grab a beer and cheer on your favorite Boston Marathoner. Is there any better "fake holiday" out there?
Jeff: It would be a much better fake holiday if it were celebrated throughout the country since I no longer live in Boston. My wife has never even heard of Patriots Day.
Brian: I agree. It would be awesome to have off work today and when I ran the NYC Marathon last fall, would have loved an extra day off of work. Looks like really nice weather for the marathon today. Great story in the Globe about a pair of BC alum running the marathon.
Good luck to all the BC alum running today.