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Dennis Grosel’s Dad Complains To Jeff Hafley About Son’s Playing Time

Dennis Grosel’s Dad Complains To Jeff Hafley About Son’s Playing Time

Campus CultureSports November 19, 2021 The New England Classic

When questioned, Dennis Senior was open to speaking on the topic, “Yeah I spoke to the Ol’ Haf. I showed him Lil Denny’s highlight... Dennis Grosel’s Dad Complains To Jeff Hafley About Son’s Playing Time

ALUMNI STADIUM LOCKER ROOM Just like Autumn leaves, the Boston College football team fell in October. When star quarterback Phil Jurkovec suffered a potentially season-ending hand injury in September, the entire world watched as backup Dennis Grosel stepped into the spotlight. With the recent return of Jurkovec against Virginia Tech, though, Grosel is once again well-acquainted with the bench. His father, Dennis Senior, has something to say about it.

According to Dennis Senior, he’s fed up with his son’s lack of playing time, “I had my dandy stopwatch in the stands recording Lil Denny’s playing time at the VTech game,” he said. “It marked 2.07 seconds. Lil Denny didn’t even play two seconds, I just accidentally started the stopwatch when I got too excited about the t-shirt cannon.”

An anonymous tip from inside the locker room informed The Classic that they witnessed Dennis Senior walking into Coach Jeff Hafley’s office after the game. They overheard talk about playing time and the poor firing power of the BC t-shirt cannons.

When questioned, Dennis Senior was open to speaking on the topic, “Yeah I spoke to the Ol’ Haf. I showed him Lil Denny’s highlight reel from St. Ignatius High School. Since I was already there, I offered up some plays that I used in college when I was a walk-on defensive end in ’87.”

True freshman Emmett Morehead, the third-string quarterback who briefly took Grosel’s place after a month’s worth of poor performances, gave his opinion on the topic, ”I mean, I wasn’t too surprised when Coach asked me to play against Syracuse. Grosel had a 6/7 TD-to-interception ratio,” Morehead stated. “Maybe it’s like a seniority thing for guys who’ve been here the longest. I mean, damn, Grosel’s been here since what? 2017? He’s studying sports management in Woods now, for fuck’s sake.”

At press time, Lil Denny was seen writing his thesis for his graduate degree in the locker room.