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Rettig ready to show his skills

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  August 12, 2011 03:44 PM

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Boston College offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers said at media day this afternoon that he is placed with the progress of sophomore quarterback Chase Rettig and the rest of the offense. But Rogers said it was too early in the process to make any determinations.
"We're getting more players back (WR Colin Larmond Jr. and running back Montel Harris) who weren't available in the spring,'' said Rogers, who took over as the OC from Gary Tranquill this season. "Chase is coming along quickly, but I tell him what I tell all QBs must do well in. "Third down conversion, red zone and (success in) two minutes. That's the key.''
Rogers will get his first up close and personal look at how Rettig does with all of his assets tomorrow night when BC conducts its first scrimmage of training camp.

Linebacker will be one of the areas where battles for starting spots are being waged. ..Sophomore Steele Devitto is battling with junior Nick Clancy for the slot at strong side linebacker. DeVitto cleared up a question regarding his first name, confirming that his mother was a Danielle Steele fan, rather than some hard nose football connotation. “My father’s name is Daniel,’’ said DeVitto with a laugh…Defensive linemen are in a no shave mode for the time being to foster a sense of unity…Freshman defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad enrolled in January and grew up in Montreal. BC is the first school he has attended where English is the main language spoken. “French was the main language,’’ said Abdesmad, who is multilingual in several languages….Freshman linebacker Sean Duggan continues the tradition of St. Xavier of Cincinnati players with BC links, including former BC coach Tom O’Brien and former BC players Alex Albright and Nick Larkin. BC actually recruited three St. X players this spring, Duggan, Graham Stewart and Steve Daniels. Bu Stewart de-committed and went to Florida, while Daniels did not have the grades and may re-apply at BC for January admission….Players in full pads today, first scrimmage is tonight…Former BC QB Brian St. Pierre will be WEEI-s new sideline reporter this season....With QB Josh Bordner still sidelined with back problems, veteran Dave Shinskie is likely to move into the spot as Rettig's back-up.

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