Boston College football arrived at Fish Field House for its first preseason practice of the 2022 season on Friday morning. Third-year head coach Jeff Hafley and the Eagles got to work in helmets and spiders as they prepare to install a new offense under first-year offensive coordinator John McNulty.
Quarterback Phil Jurkovec led the offense into his third training camp with the team. Jurkovec, who was limited to six games due to injury a year ago, looked strong in the passing and running game. Preseason recognitions have rolled in for Jurkovec, who is on the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch Lists.
Notes From Day One: The offensive line was the first to the field inside Fish Field House… the quarterback room, led by returning starter Jurkovec, arrived sporting freshly shaved goatees… Hafley’s directive to get Zay Flowers the ball was evident early in team periods… Dante Reynolds was a frequent playmaker in the passing game with the first and second team… Emmett Morehead completed a pass to Taji Johnson on a back shoulder grab through tight coverage… the offensive line featured several interchangeable configurations as the unit begins to mesh… converted defensive lineman Jackson Ness saw reps at center… offensive lineman-turned defensive lineman Dwayne Allick was back in a white practice jersey working on the offensive side of the ball, where he spent his freshman season in 2020… Jalen Cheek picked off a pass on an over throw in a 7v7 period… Spencer Witter, who emerged as the Eagles No. 2 tight end behind Hunter Long is 2020, appeared to be back in form as a receiving threat; Witter played in just seven games without a start last season.