BC report: Running backs wanted, needed

The opening game against Miami is less than two weeks away. Two of Boston College’s top running backs, Tajh Kimble and Duece Finch will not be ready for that game since running backs with broken bones and sprains in their foot are not ready for prime time.

So what’s a coach to do? Well, if you are BC coach Frank Spaziani, coming off a 4-8 season and with job security more of an issue than ever before, it is time to make moves.

Not desperate moves–not yet. But moves, which is why no one should be stunned if the Eagles’ newest running back this week is one of their back-up QBs. Josh Bordner has the size (6-foot-4 inches, 220 pounds). He has the mind set–known more as a running Wildcat QB than as a classic drop back passer–and now he might get the opportunity.

Spaziani will spend this last week of training camp looking to see if Bordner, who has been the back-up to starting QB Chase Rettig has the right stuff to join the RB roster which now as Andre Williams as the only experienced healthy running back available right now.

In Sunday’s third scrimmage, Williams, who was injured for most of last season, sat out while Javorski, a 5-foo7-inch, 175-pound senior did most of the work.

Enter Bordner, who would give BC another big back running option as well add to the danger of throwing the ball off any formation.

© 2012, Mark. All rights reserved.

  5 comments for “BC report: Running backs wanted, needed

  1. BC96
    August 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    “So what’s a coach to do?”

    Maybe if Spaz recruited more than 1 running back the last three years, there wouldn’t be such a problem.

  2. GDon
    August 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I have always appreciated reading your articles and I look forward to reading your Blogs. I feel that you are honest in your assessment, which I appreciate particularly with your knowledge of football.

    I really hope BC does well this year. I feel Spaz is being blamed for too much for last season’s poor record. Granted he is the head coach, but with the coaching turnover of O’Brien and Jags, he was left with a team with some holes last year.

    Kudos for Spaz in hiring Martin and Bulman (OL coach) and in having 17 verbal committments for 2013. It appears that Spaz is a good recruiter and a good evaluator of talent.

    • Phil_Elmassian_Score-a-thon
      August 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Maybe GDon, but that ‘great recruiter’ whiffed on recruiting running backs the last couple years, and look where it got us.

  3. Bob
    August 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    How about Montel Harris? Oh yeh, that bridge has been burned too.

  4. Jim
    August 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Is this just speculation or have you been told that they will try this out in practice this week?

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