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.
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