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(12-02-2019 12:12 PM)megadrone Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 12:41 AM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-01-2019 08:49 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  If FSU fires a coach for going 6-7, 7-6, 6-6... I get it. But BC? I wonder what they think their ceiling is?

What is BC's ceiling? How about this?

BC's W-L Records
1999: 8-4
2000: 7-5
2001: 8-4
2002: 9-4
2003: 8-5
2004: 9-3
2005: 9-3
2006: 10-3
2007: 11-3 (ACC Champ Game)
2008: 9-5 (ACC Champ Game)
2009: 8-4

Since 2010 - BC has been mostly a 7-5 team (with a couple of down years thrown in.)

For us BC alums and fans - I don' think it is too much to ask that we get back to this kind of performance. How can ANY fanbase be satisfied with constant .500ish seasons??

Surprisingly, there are a couple of people in this thread asking about BC's support for the program. Really? They just built a $52.6M indoor practice facility which is one of the best in the country, to go along with a dedicated FB building and a 44,500 on campus stadium. SA was reportedly paid in the middle of the pack for ACC coaches. The Assistants are also paid well. Not too much to expect better than continual .500 performances. I would expect the new coach to have a bump up in salary (obviously depending on who it is).

Today's move firmly demonstrates BC's support for the program. If that wasn't the case, it would have been easy to just coast with SA - who is a good guy, runs a clean program, and builds good character players - and pile up .500 seasons with annual bowl invites. BC needs more. IMO, it needs all the positives that SA brought - with better performance.

So he was Tom O'Brien without any top 25 finishes?

I am not sure what your are implying. There is no comparison to Tom O'Brien.

During SA's 7-year tenure, he won 7 games EVERY year but one (winning 3 games that year). As the numbers above show, during the last 8 years of Tom O'Brien's tenure (his first two years were a rebuild from the gambling fiasco), he won 8, 7, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9, 10 games a year respectively.

Nobody at BC is saying that SA's tenure was horrible. In fact, most fans appreciate that he left the program better than when he found it (coming off the Spaz era), but it was pretty clear to many that 7 wins a year was his ceiling. BC is better than that. Sure, BC may have 7-5 seasons, but they need to be mixed with 8,9, and 10 win seasons too. Let's not forget that BC won 11 games in 2007 and went to the ACCCG in both 2007 and 2008.

Nobody is saying that BC is gonna be Clemson, but it has the capability - and history - of being better than what is has been under SA.

Not rocket science - and the logic here should be obvious.
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Well, context would help a bit. Like, were there any benchmarks, or are we simply looking at 6's and 7's and getting upset that they aren't 8's or 9's?

This isn't the BCS era anymore. And that has changed A LOT of how schools are motivated to perform during the season. And, no offense, but while someone can say "we don't expect you be Clemson," yet, getting to 8 or 9-win seasons might put you close to that conversation anyway?

With the kind of theatre college athletics has become, maybe boosters and other donors should be taking pressers to speak freely about these things. They're the ones really tightening the screws to these people, anyway. College president at some of these elite institutions don't give two ****'s about a football coach, especially if bowl games for majors are locks for anyone who can stumble to six wins (and you can do that more easily in the ACC with four non-conference games).
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RE: Boston College fires Steve Addazio
(12-02-2019 01:57 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 12:12 PM)megadrone Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 12:41 AM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-01-2019 08:49 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  If FSU fires a coach for going 6-7, 7-6, 6-6... I get it. But BC? I wonder what they think their ceiling is?

What is BC's ceiling? How about this?

BC's W-L Records
1999: 8-4
2000: 7-5
2001: 8-4
2002: 9-4
2003: 8-5
2004: 9-3
2005: 9-3
2006: 10-3
2007: 11-3 (ACC Champ Game)
2008: 9-5 (ACC Champ Game)
2009: 8-4

Since 2010 - BC has been mostly a 7-5 team (with a couple of down years thrown in.)

For us BC alums and fans - I don' think it is too much to ask that we get back to this kind of performance. How can ANY fanbase be satisfied with constant .500ish seasons??

Surprisingly, there are a couple of people in this thread asking about BC's support for the program. Really? They just built a $52.6M indoor practice facility which is one of the best in the country, to go along with a dedicated FB building and a 44,500 on campus stadium. SA was reportedly paid in the middle of the pack for ACC coaches. The Assistants are also paid well. Not too much to expect better than continual .500 performances. I would expect the new coach to have a bump up in salary (obviously depending on who it is).

Today's move firmly demonstrates BC's support for the program. If that wasn't the case, it would have been easy to just coast with SA - who is a good guy, runs a clean program, and builds good character players - and pile up .500 seasons with annual bowl invites. BC needs more. IMO, it needs all the positives that SA brought - with better performance.

So he was Tom O'Brien without any top 25 finishes?

I am not sure what your are implying. There is no comparison to Tom O'Brien.

During SA's 7-year tenure, he won 7 games EVERY year but one (winning 3 games that year). As the numbers above show, during the last 8 years of Tom O'Brien's tenure (his first two years were a rebuild from the gambling fiasco), he won 8, 7, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9, 10 games a year respectively.

Nobody at BC is saying that SA's tenure was horrible. In fact, most fans appreciate that he left the program better than when he found it (coming off the Spaz era), but it was pretty clear to many that 7 wins a year was his ceiling. BC is better than that. Sure, BC may have 7-5 seasons, but they need to be mixed with 8,9, and 10 win seasons too. Let's not forget that BC won 11 games in 2007 and went to the ACCCG in both 2007 and 2008.

Nobody is saying that BC is gonna be Clemson, but it has the capability - and history - of being better than what is has been under SA.

Not rocket science - and the logic here should be obvious.

It was this (boldfaced): If that wasn't the case, it would have been easy to just coast with SA - who is a good guy, runs a clean program, and builds good character players - and pile up .500 seasons with annual bowl invites. BC needs more. IMO, it needs all the positives that SA brought - with better performance.

My first thought was O'Brien -- particularly cleaning up BC football after the issues in the mid 90s. O'Brien had regular top 25 finishes. Addazio did not.
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(12-02-2019 02:23 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  Well, context would help a bit. Like, were there any benchmarks, or are we simply looking at 6's and 7's and getting upset that they aren't 8's or 9's?

This isn't the BCS era anymore. And that has changed A LOT of how schools are motivated to perform during the season. And, no offense, but while someone can say "we don't expect you be Clemson," yet, getting to 8 or 9-win seasons might put you close to that conversation anyway?

With the kind of theatre college athletics has become, maybe boosters and other donors should be taking pressers to speak freely about these things. They're the ones really tightening the screws to these people, anyway. College president at some of these elite institutions don't give two ****'s about a football coach, especially if bowl games for majors are locks for anyone who can stumble to six wins (and you can do that more easily in the ACC with four non-conference games).

Context? Sure. BC was an 8-9 win team (with a 10 and 11 win season thrown in) for an extended period. Now they are a 7 win team. Had Daz put one or two 8-9 win seasons together, this would not have happened, IMO.

Sorry, 8-9 win seasons would not put BC in the "Clemson conversation." If Clemson reverted back to that kind of performance (continual 8-9 win seasons), Dabo would be on the hot seat.

Again, not rocket science. Plenty of BC's peer programs have enjoyed 8+ win seasons in recent years. No reason why BC is not capable of the same - especially given its track record.
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(12-02-2019 02:45 PM)megadrone Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 01:57 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 12:12 PM)megadrone Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 12:41 AM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-01-2019 08:49 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  If FSU fires a coach for going 6-7, 7-6, 6-6... I get it. But BC? I wonder what they think their ceiling is?

What is BC's ceiling? How about this?

BC's W-L Records
1999: 8-4
2000: 7-5
2001: 8-4
2002: 9-4
2003: 8-5
2004: 9-3
2005: 9-3
2006: 10-3
2007: 11-3 (ACC Champ Game)
2008: 9-5 (ACC Champ Game)
2009: 8-4

Since 2010 - BC has been mostly a 7-5 team (with a couple of down years thrown in.)

For us BC alums and fans - I don' think it is too much to ask that we get back to this kind of performance. How can ANY fanbase be satisfied with constant .500ish seasons??

Surprisingly, there are a couple of people in this thread asking about BC's support for the program. Really? They just built a $52.6M indoor practice facility which is one of the best in the country, to go along with a dedicated FB building and a 44,500 on campus stadium. SA was reportedly paid in the middle of the pack for ACC coaches. The Assistants are also paid well. Not too much to expect better than continual .500 performances. I would expect the new coach to have a bump up in salary (obviously depending on who it is).

Today's move firmly demonstrates BC's support for the program. If that wasn't the case, it would have been easy to just coast with SA - who is a good guy, runs a clean program, and builds good character players - and pile up .500 seasons with annual bowl invites. BC needs more. IMO, it needs all the positives that SA brought - with better performance.

So he was Tom O'Brien without any top 25 finishes?

I am not sure what your are implying. There is no comparison to Tom O'Brien.

During SA's 7-year tenure, he won 7 games EVERY year but one (winning 3 games that year). As the numbers above show, during the last 8 years of Tom O'Brien's tenure (his first two years were a rebuild from the gambling fiasco), he won 8, 7, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9, 10 games a year respectively.

Nobody at BC is saying that SA's tenure was horrible. In fact, most fans appreciate that he left the program better than when he found it (coming off the Spaz era), but it was pretty clear to many that 7 wins a year was his ceiling. BC is better than that. Sure, BC may have 7-5 seasons, but they need to be mixed with 8,9, and 10 win seasons too. Let's not forget that BC won 11 games in 2007 and went to the ACCCG in both 2007 and 2008.

Nobody is saying that BC is gonna be Clemson, but it has the capability - and history - of being better than what is has been under SA.

Not rocket science - and the logic here should be obvious.

It was this (boldfaced): If that wasn't the case, it would have been easy to just coast with SA - who is a good guy, runs a clean program, and builds good character players - and pile up .500 seasons with annual bowl invites. BC needs more. IMO, it needs all the positives that SA brought - with better performance.

My first thought was O'Brien -- particularly cleaning up BC football after the issues in the mid 90s. O'Brien had regular top 25 finishes. Addazio did not.

Fair enough. I see where you were going with that. Thanks for clarifying. My only point was that after we have gone through 7 years where we don't win more than 7 games a season, 8-9 (and occasional 10) win seasons look awfully good.
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(12-02-2019 02:54 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 02:23 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  Well, context would help a bit. Like, were there any benchmarks, or are we simply looking at 6's and 7's and getting upset that they aren't 8's or 9's?

This isn't the BCS era anymore. And that has changed A LOT of how schools are motivated to perform during the season. And, no offense, but while someone can say "we don't expect you be Clemson," yet, getting to 8 or 9-win seasons might put you close to that conversation anyway?

With the kind of theatre college athletics has become, maybe boosters and other donors should be taking pressers to speak freely about these things. They're the ones really tightening the screws to these people, anyway. College president at some of these elite institutions don't give two ****'s about a football coach, especially if bowl games for majors are locks for anyone who can stumble to six wins (and you can do that more easily in the ACC with four non-conference games).

Context? Sure. BC was an 8-9 win team (with a 10 and 11 win season thrown in) for an extended period. Now they are a 7 win team. Had Daz put one or two 8-9 win seasons together, this would not have happened, IMO.

Sorry, 8-9 win seasons would not put BC in the "Clemson conversation." If Clemson reverted back to that kind of performance (continual 8-9 win seasons), Dabo would be on the hot seat.

Again, not rocket science. Plenty of BC's peer programs have enjoyed 8+ win seasons in recent years. No reason why BC is not capable of the same - especially given its track record.

Right, so, anger at 6's and 7's.

Remind me again who's playing Clemson in the CCG? What's their record?
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(12-02-2019 03:00 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 02:54 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 02:23 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  Well, context would help a bit. Like, were there any benchmarks, or are we simply looking at 6's and 7's and getting upset that they aren't 8's or 9's?

This isn't the BCS era anymore. And that has changed A LOT of how schools are motivated to perform during the season. And, no offense, but while someone can say "we don't expect you be Clemson," yet, getting to 8 or 9-win seasons might put you close to that conversation anyway?

With the kind of theatre college athletics has become, maybe boosters and other donors should be taking pressers to speak freely about these things. They're the ones really tightening the screws to these people, anyway. College president at some of these elite institutions don't give two ****'s about a football coach, especially if bowl games for majors are locks for anyone who can stumble to six wins (and you can do that more easily in the ACC with four non-conference games).

Context? Sure. BC was an 8-9 win team (with a 10 and 11 win season thrown in) for an extended period. Now they are a 7 win team. Had Daz put one or two 8-9 win seasons together, this would not have happened, IMO.

Sorry, 8-9 win seasons would not put BC in the "Clemson conversation." If Clemson reverted back to that kind of performance (continual 8-9 win seasons), Dabo would be on the hot seat.

Again, not rocket science. Plenty of BC's peer programs have enjoyed 8+ win seasons in recent years. No reason why BC is not capable of the same - especially given its track record.

Right, so, anger at 6's and 7's.

Remind me again who's playing Clemson in the CCG? What's their record?

That's my point. Clemson is playing UVA. UVA finished the season at 9-3. Keep in mind that UVA was one of the worst teams in the ACC until they brought in a new HC who has turned the program around.

I think you are missing my larger issue. It's not anger at the 6-7 win seasons. I understand the larger realities of CFB. It's just that under SA, BC could NEVER get above 7 wins. If he was able to manage a few 8+ seasons in that mix, we would not be having this discussion, IMO. Other programs - that have historically been lesser programs than BC performance wise - have managed to do it. For what BC was paying SA, it was not an unreasonable ask, IMO
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(12-01-2019 04:39 PM)Hokie4Skins Wrote:  Should have never fired Jags.


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He coached two seasons, going to the ACC CCG both, and finishing top 10 once. BC has now spent 12 years trying to reclaim what Jagodzinski had.

Probably the most ridiculous firing ever? And how has he not gotten a HC job since?
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(12-01-2019 08:49 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  If FSU fires a coach for going 6-7, 7-6, 6-6... I get it. But BC? I wonder what they think their ceiling is?

BC fired Jagodzinski who won 20 games in 2 years. O'brien also bailed on them.
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Is the same AD still there that showed his ass by firing Jags who only interviewed with the Jets???

Powers to be at BC should look at Cincinnati’s HC Luke Fickle, and if not there look at coaches from the MAC for they always produce good up and coming Head Coaches.

I think the support is there, but maybe location is the issue. I think BC needs to highlight the big ticket items and surrounding events etc when selling the place to potential recruits. I’m sure they are, but off the top of my head I’m lost in what they can sell other than pro sports etc.

When visiting BC what are they selling recruits to enhance their positions against other schools???
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(12-03-2019 10:17 AM)BigOwensboroCard Wrote:  Is the same AD still there that showed his ass by firing Jags who only interviewed with the Jets???
That was Gene DeFilippo, who has been gone for several years.
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(12-01-2019 04:16 PM)Mav Wrote:  Another headscratcher. He got them to .500 in a power conference while in the middle of a recruiting desert. BC's loss will be someone else's gain very soon, I'm sure.

He has been on the hot seat mention list for a while even though he hasn't done all that bad with a private school with limited facilities and money for better coaches and facilities. Don't know who they have in mind to replace him though. Guess BC has set the bar higher than realistic expectations though things may have grown stale around mid land performances. Face it they aren't Notre Dame. 07-coffee3
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(12-02-2019 03:12 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  I think you are missing my larger issue. It's not anger at the 6-7 win seasons. I understand the larger realities of CFB. It's just that under SA, BC could NEVER get above 7 wins. If he was able to manage a few 8+ seasons in that mix, we would not be having this discussion, IMO. Other programs - that have historically been lesser programs than BC performance wise - have managed to do it. For what BC was paying SA, it was not an unreasonable ask, IMO

Three losses for a combined twelve points is awfully close to 9-3 and 7-1 in the conference. Not in the Clemson conversation? On that side of the conference, swing it the other way, when the only loss is to Clemson, it very much is a talking point and motivator.

It is what it is. Seems petty to do after getting to bowl eligibility and not after getting thumped by Clemson or bested by FSU when you're probably really seething over the Kansas loss.

So, if the next guy stumbles out of the gate next year, is that Steve's fault?
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(12-02-2019 02:54 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  Again, not rocket science. Plenty of BC's peer programs have enjoyed 8+ win seasons in recent years. No reason why BC is not capable of the same - especially given its track record.

Plenty of BC's peer programs would be begging for consistent seven win seasons as well. Right Rutgers, UConn, Syracuse?
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For the record, since the Big East started playing football as a conference in 1991, BC has averaged 6.86 wins per season, and 3.8 conference wins a year. This year, they are right on pace in both categories. You can pick out the glory days and say that should always be your ceiling, but in the long run you are what your record says you are. And for BC, that record says 7 wins a year. Some years a little better, some a little worse.

So you can change coaches, and hope you get a few years that are better than average when you do. But if that happens you are going to be right back in the market for a new coach to replace the guy who used you as a stepping stone to a better gig. So why not stick with a guy who wants to retire there, as long as he is doing right by his players and his school's priorities while maintaining that long term average?
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(12-02-2019 03:12 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  I think you are missing my larger issue. It's not anger at the 6-7 win seasons. I understand the larger realities of CFB. It's just that under SA, BC could NEVER get above 7 wins. If he was able to manage a few 8+ seasons in that mix, we would not be having this discussion, IMO. Other programs - that have historically been lesser programs than BC performance wise - have managed to do it. For what BC was paying SA, it was not an unreasonable ask, IMO

When BC fires a guy who consistently wins 7 games a year over the difference between 7 wins a year and 8, they damn well better have a replacement lined up who is a very good bet to average at least 8 wins a year at BC. Otherwise it's merely a change for the sake of making a change.
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(12-05-2019 02:07 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 03:12 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  I think you are missing my larger issue. It's not anger at the 6-7 win seasons. I understand the larger realities of CFB. It's just that under SA, BC could NEVER get above 7 wins. If he was able to manage a few 8+ seasons in that mix, we would not be having this discussion, IMO. Other programs - that have historically been lesser programs than BC performance wise - have managed to do it. For what BC was paying SA, it was not an unreasonable ask, IMO

When BC fires a guy who consistently wins 7 games a year over the difference between 7 wins a year and 8, they damn well better have a replacement lined up who is a very good bet to average at least 8 wins a year at BC. Otherwise it's merely a change for the sake of making a change.

Dan Wolken (USA Today) had tweeted yesterday that he had spoken to some ADs and ADs of the vacant schools are finding their candidate pools are not quite what they had hoped they would be. In other words, the schools are finding the guys they hope would have been attracted to their job are not interested.

Makes me kind of wonder a few things:

1. The dream candidates of Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops, etc. are not interested in coaching at those schools (if at all).
2. Head Coaches of upper level G5 schools are becoming more selective in leaving for P5 jobs. What's the point of going to a school that will compete for a NY6 Bowl at the G5 versus going to a school that has traditionally been mid to bottom tier in their P5 conference and never making that type of bowl.
3. On a related note, the upper level G5, particularly most of the schools in the AAC aren't paying peanuts (Houston is paying $4M, Cincinnati, UCF, and a few others around the $2.5M mark).
4. The coordinators at some of these P5 programs are being paid lucratively, in some cases over 7-figures. See #2. It will take a certain job to that they know they can be successful at to get them to move.

BC best be weary that can't find a replacement better than Addazio.
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Or hire for better potential. But, as in Steve’s case, your mistakes will definitely be held against you. Even in years when and after you qualify for a bowl.
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(12-05-2019 02:22 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(12-05-2019 02:07 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 03:12 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  I think you are missing my larger issue. It's not anger at the 6-7 win seasons. I understand the larger realities of CFB. It's just that under SA, BC could NEVER get above 7 wins. If he was able to manage a few 8+ seasons in that mix, we would not be having this discussion, IMO. Other programs - that have historically been lesser programs than BC performance wise - have managed to do it. For what BC was paying SA, it was not an unreasonable ask, IMO

When BC fires a guy who consistently wins 7 games a year over the difference between 7 wins a year and 8, they damn well better have a replacement lined up who is a very good bet to average at least 8 wins a year at BC. Otherwise it's merely a change for the sake of making a change.

Dan Wolken (USA Today) had tweeted yesterday that he had spoken to some ADs and ADs of the vacant schools are finding their candidate pools are not quite what they had hoped they would be. In other words, the schools are finding the guys they hope would have been attracted to their job are not interested.

Makes me kind of wonder a few things:

1. The dream candidates of Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops, etc. are not interested in coaching at those schools (if at all).
2. Head Coaches of upper level G5 schools are becoming more selective in leaving for P5 jobs. What's the point of going to a school that will compete for a NY6 Bowl at the G5 versus going to a school that has traditionally been mid to bottom tier in their P5 conference and never making that type of bowl.
3. On a related note, the upper level G5, particularly most of the schools in the AAC aren't paying peanuts (Houston is paying $4M, Cincinnati, UCF, and a few others around the $2.5M mark).
4. The coordinators at some of these P5 programs are being paid lucratively, in some cases over 7-figures. See #2. It will take a certain job to that they know they can be successful at to get them to move.

BC best be weary that can't find a replacement better than Addazio.

Re (2) and (4): Coaches in those categories have always been selective, except when a coordinator thinks he's been an assistant for "too long", or a head coach thinks he's reached the point where he needs to move on for whatever reason. The difference today is that media, particularly social media, amplifies the wishful thinking of fans/ADs who think their team's job is 5x more attractive than it really is. And there's a difference between P5 teams "in the middle" versus those closer to the bottom. If the opening is, say, Tennessee, a good coach with a healthy ego will think, They've been down, but I can win there. If the opening is Vanderbilt, everyone knows that's either a very long term project or a job where the goal is to reach for 6-6.

Of course money can still come in to play, eg if a struggling SEC team offers $20 million guaranteed over 5 years to a coach who currently makes about $2 million but has a contract where it would only cost the school $2 million to fire him.
12-05-2019 02:41 PM
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RE: Boston College fires Steve Addazio
(12-05-2019 12:52 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 02:54 PM)Eagle78 Wrote:  Again, not rocket science. Plenty of BC's peer programs have enjoyed 8+ win seasons in recent years. No reason why BC is not capable of the same - especially given its track record.

Plenty of BC's peer programs would be begging for consistent seven win seasons as well. Right Rutgers, UConn, Syracuse?

Agreed.
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