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BC begins training camp with "new" QB

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  August 8, 2011 01:47 PM

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If you are a Boston College fan and you are looking for No. 7 (Chase Rettig) as your quarterback, you will have to look again. As the Eagles went through their first workouts of training camp this morning and this afternoon, Rettig, who was named as the starter in the third game of last season, trotted out wearing No. 11.
""My number in high school,'' said Rettig when asked about "Last year as a freshman, I just took what they gave me. But this season and I had a choice and I picked no. 11. It's my favorite number. New number, new QB.''
As per NCAA regulations, which calls for a gradual build up of practice, the Eagles won't be in full pads until Friday, with their first scrimmage set for Saturday.
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BC coach Frank Spaziani has elevated back up punter and holder Gerald Levano to a full scholarship player. All the Eagles with the exception of offensive tackle Mike Goodman (leg injury) are in camp, ready to go.
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Eagles began their afternoon practice in the middle of a monsoon, which came down for the first 15 minutes, after which the sun came out and the temperatures rose steadily.
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Besides Rettig other number changes on the roster was WR
Colin Larmond Jr. who switched from No. 10 to No. 1, WR Johnathan Coleman, who switched from No. 80 to 14 and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis who switched from 32 to 24....Toughest Number to fill is freshman offensive lineman Dave Bowen, who is wearing No. 74, which was the number of OT Anthony Castonzo, a four year BC starter and first round pick of the Indianapolis Colts....
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BC elected linebackers Luke Kuechly, defensive back Donnie Fletcher, wide receiver Ifaneyi Momah and offensive lineman Nate Richman as cocaptains after practice on Monday.

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