Wow, those are some great numbers for AU, they should have more then enough bodies to draw from with those kind of numbers. I have to agree with you on the AU-BU game, I definitely think that should be for all the marbles or it is a let down season for both teams. I also agree with you on AU's QB situation as he was a pretty good player last year, I expect nothing less then a battle when we play you guys and I'm sure it will be. Now for BU's pre season offensive outlook!
RB- Returning starter- 5'8 185 lbs, John Borsellino, probably the most explosive player in the NAC, if John plays as well as he did last year, I think he can be a nominee for NAC player of the year!
QB- 5'10 190 lbs, Matt Brown, Matt got a lot of playing time the first 3 games last year as him and Earl battled it out, however he ended up losing the starting spot to Earl come conference play. Matt is a little bit smaller then Earl, but he is more athletic so I can see him making more plays with his feet then Earl did! Spoke with some of the guys from last years team and they told me that they believed that Brown made better decisions with the football then Earl did.
WO- Returning starter- 6'2 205 lbs, Brandin Austin, big, strong, physical kid who has great hands and goes up to get the ball Brandin had a great year last year and I believe will have an even better year this year!
T- Returning starter, 6'2 320 lbs, Kevin Novacich, a big physical kid who plays hard from whistle to whistle probably BU's best linemen.
T- Returning starter, 6'5 275 lbs, Patrick Sterk, another big kid who was only a sophomore last year, he now has a full year of experience under his belt, and another year in the weight room under his belt so I'm looking for big improvement from this guy this year.
G- Returning starter, 6'0 290 lbs, Dewey Henninger, tough kid who is also very strong should also show lots of improvement this year as he was only a sophomore last year as well.
G- Returning Starter, 6'4 275 lbs, Stephan Segura, a transfer last year from D2 Lincoln university, he was rotated in as he did not grasp all of the offense right off the bat, but I expect him to be a starter this year and I expect him and novacich to anchor the O-line!
C- Not sure who will take the centers spot from last year, I know BU got Kyle Bulfer back 6'0 285 lbs, who was a starter as a sophomore but then left school, but is now back again. I can see him being this guy, guess we will find out come camp.
FB- A question mark for the eagles this year, I know they recruited a few fb's this off season, so I can't really preview this position yet.
WO- Another question mark for the eagles this year, though I hear they got a transfer from a D2 school to fill this void, but again another question mark at the moment.
TE- Returning starter, 6'0 215 lbs, a main stay for the eagles at this position for the last few years, mostly relied on to block, and he does a good job at it, but he can also cath the ball pretty well which is a plus.
Other players of note, John Alessi, Eddie Boncela, and Derek Hitt.
BU has some definite returning talent coming into the season, the offense should be a real strength for BU this year and I am looking forward to seeing these guys go to work come august 14th. Defensive preview coming soon.