Sophomore quarterback Dave Shinskie has been named the starter for the Eagles’ season opener against Weber State, the school announced on Friday.
Shinskie, who started 10 games last season as a freshman, won the job over sophomore Mike Marscovetra and freshmen Chase Rettig and Josh Bordner. Shinskie came to Boston College last season as a 25-year-old freshman after playing professional baseball for seven years. He set BC freshman passing records with 2,049 yards and 15 touchdowns. He completed 149 of 288 passes (51.7 percent) with 14 interceptions.
“Dave had a very good camp,” coach Frank Spaziani said, according to a release from the school. “He is the incumbent, and we won games with him last year. He has improved and he is certainly deserving.”
This decision shouldn't come as a surprise, and it makes sense, as Shinskie has the edge in experience. The Eagles have enough other concerns right now without having to break in another starting quarterback.
Spaziani also announced that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Dillon Quinn will be suspended for the first three games of the season due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.