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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Checking in on BC: QB situation 'status quo'

By Heather Dinich
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


Boston College coach Frank Spaziani said his quarterback situation is "status quo" heading into Saturday's game against Kent State. Justin Tuggle was 3-of-5 for 56 yards and a touchdown, and Dave Shinskie was 7-for-10 for 110 yards and a touchdown in last weekend's 54-0 romp of Northeastern.

"They improved and made some progress and I think we'll stay the way we are and figure it out at the end of the week," Spaziani said. "Eventually we'll get to the point where one is standing by himself and then we can go that way, but right now we don't have one, so we'll see what we have.

"The ideal situation would be to have one quarterback and then have one guy backing him up that gets some playing time and be ready to go in a third and emergency, but we're not in an ideal situation and we have to do what we feel is best to give ourselves the best chance to win."

The bad news for the Eagles is that linebacker Mike McLaughlin isn't ready to practice yet, let alone play, but senior wide receiver Clarence Megwa, who injured his finger in the Northeastern game, will return to practice this week. Starting right tackle Rich Lapham (neck) is also back this week.