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BC depth chart released; Shinskie still injured

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The good news for BC? The Eagles open with Northeastern, not Bama.

Boston College released its depth chart on Sunday, and at quarterback, it's listed as either redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle or freshman Mike Marscovetra. Codi Boek is No. 3, and Dave Shinskie is still recovering from a broken rib.

None of them have taken a collegiate snap in a game, but can ease into it against Northeastern, an FCS program in the Colonial Athletic Association that finished 2-10 last year. It should be a fairly sloppy game, as Northeastern also has question marks at quarterback, having lost its top two signal-callers from a year ago and returning none with any experience.

BC has exactly two weeks to find its identity before traveling to Clemson for an Atlantic Division matchup against Clemson. Four true freshmen -- offensive tackle John Wetzel, Marscovetra, linebacker Luke Kuechly and strong safety Jim Noel -- are listed on the two-deep for BC, along with nine redshirt freshmen.

Boston College fans often bemoan the low expectations outsiders set for their program, but one look at the depth chart tells you this is not the same team that played for the ACC title a year ago. Or two years ago. There are new linebackers, new interior defensive linemen, a new coaching staff and a new quarterback. Those are legitimate reasons for doubt, but they're also motivation for the Eagles to prove the naysayers wrong -- again.