Friday, September 05, 2008

Notes for Tomorrow's game

By Lennie Mac

Two things to think about for tomorrow:

- No one will bring more preparation for Paul Johnson's offense than defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani. A little trivia on Frank Spaziani, he was the defensive coordinator for Virginia in 1990 when Shawn Jones and GT got their greatest victory 41-38. He was the interim head coach for BC in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Navy. Navy gave BC the game on a platter when Reggie Campbell fumbled the ball in the last 2 minutes with the lead and BC with no timeouts. Paul Johnson's offense moved the ball that day very well until the last quarter. Paul Johnson's comments after the game:

"They were so big it took away almost everything we wanted to run inside," Navy coach Paul Johnson said. "We had to make it a perimeter game and in the second half they did a good job."

Most of those "so big" players on their front 7 are playing in this game as well. I would expect to see a lot of plays run to the perimeter.

- BC plays on the turf at the house that Flutie built, and the rain is slated to start around 4AM. I would expect a lot of slipping and sliding on the turf, as well as a game where we keep 8 in the box and let Chris Crane beat us.