Quarterback Dominique Davis has decided to transfer from Boston College, the school said Tuesday. It's another hit in an offseason full of hits for the Eagles.
Coach Jeff Jagodzinski was fired, and replaced by defensive assistant Frank Spaziani, earlier this offseason and star linebacker Mark Herzlich was diagnosed with cancer, sidelining him for the '09 season.
Davis, a sophomore and expected starter, started the final three games in '08 and completed 63-of-138 passes for 741 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Normally, I'd write off BC but the Eagles have lost one of the game's best coaches and one of the ACC's best quarterbacks in the past two years and still managed to win the Atlantic Division in '07 and again in '08. Still, it would take a true football miracle to win the division again with a new coach, new quarterback and without Herzlich, who was the ACC's defensive player of the year.
Davis' absence means Codi Boek, a juco transfer who was bulked up and moved to fullback after he lost a training camp quarterback competition to Chris Crane, could take over at quarterback. With Gary Tranquill in for Steve Logan at offensive coordinator — and the return of running backs Montel Harris and Josh Haden — BC figures to be a running team in '09 anyway.
Redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle, son of former Atlanta linebacker Jesse Tuggle, is likely the Eagles' QB of the future, which could be sooner than later with Davis' departure.