The Boston College offensive line is fairly imposing. The smallest player in stature, junior right guard Harris Williams, checks in at a sturdy 6 feet, 3 inches, 298 pounds.
In preseason camp, first-year coach Steve Addazio wanted to see more from his offensive line, a unit working three new starters into the trenches.
“They took a lot of criticism,” said Addazio Monday.
But his voice raised a decibel or two when analyzing the play of the unit in Saturday’s 24-14 season-opening win over Villanova at Alumni Stadium.
“I was really excited with how physical we played up front — they really played hard,” he said, knowing that a continuation of that effort will be necessary in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener Friday night against Wake Forest. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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