Some coaches will break down films and use statistics to determine the pecking order of their depth chart. Boston College football coach Jeff Jagodzinski is going to use something else.
"It's more of a feel thing,'' said Jagodzinski in a conference call with the media this afternoon when he was asked about how he planned on using his quarterbacks in this week's Atlantic Coast Conference game against North Carolina State. "It will depend on how the game is going."
Jagodzinski said that fifth year senior Chris Crane will remain the starter, but that redshirt freshman Dominique Davis will also get playing time.
The routine the past two weeks has been to insert Davis late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter. In both instances the Eagle' offense responded positively. In Saturday's 42- 0 win over Rhode Island, Davis came in near the end of the first quarter in a scoreless game. By the half, BC had a 28-0 lead as a Davis-led offense produced four touchdown scoring drives in the five series he was in the game.
Although Crane started the second half, Davis also played in the second half, making it clear that he will be part of the regular rotation at QB.
Jagodzinski said that Crane is still the starter and both QB's will play. How quickly Davis comes into the game remains the question.
Jagodzinski will use the same method in using his primary running backs -- Josh Haden, Montel Harris and Jeff Smith. Both Haden and Harris are true freshman, and in the last two weeks Harris has emerged as a prime time player while Haden recovered from an ankle sprain. Against URI, Harris ran for three touchdowns and ran for a career high of 143 yards.
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