There has been no move more curious over the course of Boston College’s 2-8 season than Rolandan “Deuce” Finch’s early slide down the depth chart. His credentials as the Eagles’ top rusher a year ago indicated that he would be one of the backs BC counted on most this season, but he missed the first game with a foot injury, then after fumbling in the next two games, he was benched for performance and off-field issues.
He found himself in coach Frank Spaziani’s doghouse, the lowest point coming when he practiced with the scout team. It took six weeks, plus injuries to Tahj Kimble and Andre Williams, for Finch to return to the field. Last Saturday night, he carried the ball seven times for 40 yards against Notre Dame, giving him 32 carries for 154 yards on the season.