BC Report: Swigert out for “weeks”

Let’s hope that the diagnosis of Boston College wide receiver Bobby Swigert’s left knee is conservative in nature.

Let’s hope that the WR who had been BC’s most consistent performer through training camp can recover quickly and be a factor.

And let’s not hear any whining about what why Swigert was playing in the scrimmage. I was at the scrimmage and when Swigert went down it looked like a routine play in the middle of practice.

Not a big deal, until he got up slowly. Swigert did not have a history of injuries, so there was no reason to be extra cautious, the way BC coach Frank Spaziani was in holding out RB Andre Williams out of the last two scrimmages.

You can’t play scared in football either, worrying about getting hurt. But now he is gone and BC is down two offensive starters–in Swigert and TE Chris Pantale.

Defensively, CB Albert Louis-Jean is out and DT Kaleb Ramsey remains iffy, after missing most of training camp. Hopefully, Ramsey will be ready to go next week in the opener against Miami.

Losing Swigert will hurt, but it means that the Eagles, who were a surprising 1 point favorite in the early betting lines against Miami, will hurt, no question.

It is time for Colin Larmond Jr. to step up. It is time for Jonathan Coleman to step up, it is time for Alex Amidon to step up, it is time for Spiffy Evans to step up, it is time for Brian Miller to step up.

And while Spaziani does not like to move freshmen too quickly, BC has some quality freshman such as Harrison Jackson, a 6-foot-2 inch, 190 pound recruit out of Virginia.  So there is depth at the position.

But Swigert was better than people thought, especially when QB Chase Rettig had time to get him the ball.

Now Swigert will have to wait.

So will BC, but they also must move ahead without him




In the good news department,  Spaziani awarded scholarships to senior running back Mike Javorski and sophomore DB Ted Davenport

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