Boston Globe West: "Framingham’s Guadagnoli takes his shot under center at Bentley"

Danny Guadagnoli
Danny Guadagnoli

Boston Globe sports correspondent Marvin Pave spoke to Bentley football coach Thom Boerman and potential starting QB Danny Guadagnoli about the fast approaching 2012 season for this article that appeared in the Globe West section of the paper Aug. 19 and also online at

Danny Guadagnoli (inset below) set every passing record at Framingham High and then helped direct Phillips Exeter Academy to the New England Prep Class A championship in 2009 with late-game heroics.

When Guadagnoli arrived at Bentley University, however, he found Bryant Johnson, dynamic, athletic and highly respected as a leader, firmly entrenched as the starting quarterback. And so the last two seasons, the former Globe All-Scholastic from Framingham had to wait his turn.

This fall, Johnson, a three-time captain, is back with the program but as the quarterbacks coach, and Guadagnoli, a 6-foot-1, 199-pound junior, has a good shot at succeeding him on the field, according to coach Thom Boerman.

Bentley, 6-4 last fall, will open its 10-game schedule Aug. 31, hosting Northeast-10 Conference foe Pace University.

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