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Update on BC's quarterback situation

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Boston College quarterback Dave Shinskie returned to practice on Tuesday despite recently breaking a rib, and could possibly play in Saturday's season opener against Northeastern, coach Frank Spaziani said on Wednesday's ACC teleconference.

"He was able to practice, and we'll try and push him a little bit more today, and hopefully he'll be full go," Spaziani said.

Even with Shinskie healthy, though, it's still a murky situation.

"We'll probably be playing two quarterbacks, only because we don't have one," Spaziani said.

Justin Tuggle has been working with the first two units, and will likely be the other one to help Shinskie, but it's "in the air." True freshman Mike Marscovetra could also be called upon.

"As best we can determine, no one has separated themselves," Spaziani said. "They all have some redeeming qualities, or else they wouldn't be on our football team. We've got about as far as we can go with practice, trying to determine where we're going to make a decision with these guys. We're going to have to put them in a game. You really never know about a quarterback until you get in the game, even if you've picked one."

Or, in his case, two.