Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Not surprisingly, Boston College's defense stole the show in the Eagles' spring game. This makes sense for a team that returns the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year to one of the nation's best defenses in 2008, and is still searching for a dependable quarterback.
Many have asked if linebacker Mark Herzlich will repeat as the ACC's top defender. Well, he should if he keeps playing like he did this past weekend -- nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and three pass breakups. Typical day at the office for Herzlich, but he wasn't the only one. Cornerback Donnie Fletcher had eight tackles and two pass breakups.
Here's where the Eagles' problem lies, though, and why expectations from outsiders aren't too high for a team that made back-to-back appearances in the ACC championship game: Nobody scored a touchdown. If they did, it wasn't listed in the school's report.
If the Eagles are going to be in the hunt for the Atlantic Division this year, somebody has to emerge as a leader at quarterback. It appears Dominique Davis has been getting the most reps, but he completed 20 of 40 pass attempts for 145 yards and one interception. This is obviously an area the staff knows needs to improve, especially since the spring game scoring system won't win them any games this fall.