Ever since he started playing football, Lukas Denis has been competing with guys beyond his years. As a senior, the Walter Camp All-American will finally be at the top of the food chain, both in age and prospect.
Head coach Steve Addazio will face off against the Minutemen for the third time during his six-year stay with the Eagles—only this time, UMass has the offensive firepower to really wreak havoc.
Clemson is the clear favorite to claim its fourth-consecutive ACC title, but the rest of the conference is relatively wide open, meaning that 2018 should bear competitive matchups, upsets, and unforeseen storylines.
Starting quarterback Anthony Brown took a preseason-high 30 or so snaps, and the running back corps—ranging from A.J. Dillon to John Fadule—paced the first and second-team offenses, from start to finish.
Anthony Brown was hit or miss in his first scrimmage of training camp, and, as a whole, the offense was out of sync for the majority of the exhibition—Jim Reid’s defense capitalized, recording four interceptions on the day.
Backup quarterback Matt McDonald picked up right where he left off this spring in BC’s first scrimmage of training camp, but, as a whole, the team’s performance was tainted by 10 penalties.
According to a Boston Globe report, Steve Addazio was “aware that there was an issue in the personal life of Zach and Courtney Smith” when he hired Zach Smith as an assistant at Temple in 2011.
For the first time in a few years, BC—a team that’s returning the majority of its 2017 starters, particularly on the offensive side of the ball—is experienced and healthy entering the preseason.
According to SB Nation, the Eagles are returning 81 percent of their 2017 production—more than any other Atlantic Division team—but that’s not to say they haven’t lost or added any key pieces this offseason.