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2017 Boston College Football: Ever to Excel 2: The Excellening

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by The Allented Mr Ripley, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. The Allented Mr Ripley

    The Allented Mr Ripley holden Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I wish they had gone 3-9 so that Daz would have been fired instead of going 7-6 with a meaningless bowl win that provides some sort of superficial legitimacy to the program, but here we are. Landry's back, which is good news.
     
  2. kenneycb

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    Decent enough home slate next year with VTech, FSU, and ND on the schedule but only 6 home games. The following games have already been announced. Not sure if anybody wants to do a meet up in Dekalb, IL. Fascinating place that is the home to barbed wire, hence why the high school nickname is the Barbs. There ends my knowledge about Dekalb.

    9/1 @ NIU
    9/16 vs ND
    9/30 vs CMU
    11/18 @ UConn
     
  3. BigSoxFan

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    Harold Landry will be fun to watch...and that's about it.
     
  4. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    There are 12 games, so 6 home games should be normal, no?
     
  5. Dave Stapleton

    Dave Stapleton Just A Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Word is that the UConn game will be at Fenway so that is one road game that will be in Boston.
     
  6. RedOctober3829

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    You are correct sir. 3 games at Fenway

    11/18. UConn gets $1.125 million to relocate the game and gets 22,000 tickets. BC gets 7,000 and FSG gets 10,000 to sell.

    11/10 it's Brown/Dartmouth and 11/11its UMass/Maine
     
  7. Ale Xander

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    BC judged to have second worst recruiting class in ACC, by ESPN, only ahead of Wake.

    Top recruit is AJ Dillon the 38th ranked RB. Whatever happened to OL-U?
     
  8. berniecarbo1

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    I saw the two DL guys they got the other day. One guy has no offers (including FCS) except the BC offer, and the other guy has a few looks but nothing earth shattering. Up until then, they had no DL guys in the class. Looks like Pasqualoni recruited them. They may be major diamonds in the rough or they are just filling slots at this point. Doesn't look very encouraging but then again, who knows if these kids will be great or be busts. Charlie the Tuna used to have Top 10 recruiting classes at ND and his teams were at best mediocre. Its all about the ability to coach them up. Don;t know if they have that kind of staff. So far, there is a major ceiling on this program as to the level of talent and their development. The defensive side of the ball appears to be able to step up under Daz but the offense is seriously lacking. But this will be the second year in a row of a bad overall recruiting class. Time will tell. Tomorrow should be interesting.
     
  9. BigSoxFan

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    You don't know if BC has the staff to coach up 2 star kids...?

    Of course we don't!
     
  10. kenneycb

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    Hey, it's a young team with a lot of inexperience at a lot of different positions.
     
  11. BigSoxFan

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    I...I don't think I can do another year of this...
     
  12. berniecarbo1

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  14. kenneycb

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    Martin Jarmond expected to be named AD. Confirmed by multiple sources, both via message boardery and legit (Pete Thamel). Young guy that was previously the Deputy AD at Ohio State responsible for a bunch of different sports, including football scheduling, and seems to have extensive fundraising experience at both OSU and Michigan State. Was previously in the running for the AD roles at Mississippi State and Syracuse.

    From reading up on it a bit, it sounds like a total home run hire and a smart, calculated risk for a floundering program.

    Bio - http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/genrel/martin_jarmond_841651.html
     
  15. gingerbreadmann

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    This is the first time I've felt anything remotely resembling "excitment" about BC sports since, oh, I don't know, September 13th, 2014 or so.
     
  16. Jeff Van GULLY

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    Great hire.

    Now fire Daz and Christian next year and hopefully in 4-5 years BC is back on track.
     
  17. OurF'ingCity

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    Agree it's a great hire: young, high-energy, minority AD with Power 5 conference experience. Only downside is he will likely leave for greener (richer) pastures in 4/5 years if he does well but hey, if he is the AD equivalent of Jags I will gladly take that at this point.
     
  18. kenneycb

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    Who cares if he leaves for greener pastures? It means we're in a better position than we were before. We'll never be a destination gig. I've never understood that chicken little mentality of BC fans.
     
  19. berniecarbo1

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    Ditto....

    We need an upgrade and someone who can come in and think differently. I kind of figured at the end of the day they would go with a P5 Assoc. AD. Very happy with the notion of a diverse hire and someone who understands big time college athletics. I wanted a CEO type but if you have to go the college administrator route, this is pretty good. I was fearing they were actually thinking about hiring the compliance officer from ND. Thank God, if this hires goes, that they are looking at the big picture and thinking like a visionary. About f'ing time. This job has so many issues though.... I hope he can turn this (outside of hockey) bleep storm around.

    Issue #1.....look at that football schedule again and think about scheduling P5/G5 opponents in areas where you have alumni bases and you are recruiting ( IDK, you just grabbed 5 recruits in the last few years from California, you have 12,000 alums there.....how about playing out there once every 4 years or so, as an example).

    Issue #2....game day experience....need I say more

    .Issue#3...and a big one....Fundraising for the athletic department. As soon as the IPF is built it will be obsolete. In order play in the P5 you need to feed the beast.. The only way is to raise $$ all the time. It makes life much easier when you have exciting competitive teams in your revenue sports, which leads to

    Issue #4.....coaching hires. He ran football scheduling, was a former hoops player in college and apparently had a hand in basketball. Hopefully he knows a few things about the coaching world in those sports. Not for nothing but how would you like Mike Vrabel as your HC? I'm sure this guy knows him from his days at tOSU and Vrabel is moving up the coaching ranks, has New England ties obviously and would be primed in a year or two for an HC gig. He knows college football as he was an asst at tOSU and is indirectly from the BB tree. Just spit balling but you get the idea.
     
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  21. OurF'ingCity

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    Oh I agree 100%, hence my reference to Jags. Yes, he was angling for an NFL job or whatever but to get there he had to make BC successful and he did (and became the best BC football coach of the last 10 years in the process, not that that's saying much).
     
  22. kenneycb

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    Hell, you can probably expand that to 25 years.
     
  23. BigSoxFan

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    I'm on board. Now go fire Christian and Daz and I'll start feeling happy about BC for the first time in like a decade.
     

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