Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jags talks about BC and other links

For the first time since BC fired him, Jags spoke to the media. It was mostly Tampa folks and mostly related to what he was going to do in the NFL. You can read the whole interview here. This is what he had to say about BC:
"I had an opportunity to talk to one of the 32 teams at the pinnacle of your profession," Jagodzinski said. "I didn't see anything wrong with that. But there was a difference of opinion."

Jagodzinski hired Jan. 29 by Tampa Bay as its new offensive coordinator, spent time with the local media Tuesday discussing his plans in that role under new head coach Raheem Morris. But he also was asked several times about his departure from BC.

"The two years that I spent at BC, it was a great, great experience," Jagodzinski said. "I had a chance to be with a bunch of great kids. I had a chance to coach in the ACC as a head coach. We won a lot of football games. It was a positive experience. That chapter of my life is closed and I'm moving on. I really believe that there's a plan for myself and for my family and that's the plan that I'm living out right now."


This Tampa writer is already calling Jags a climber and salesman.


Based on the initial reactions on the message boards I don't think anything Jags says is going to change opinions. There are those, like me, who don't begrudge Jags and think Gene mishandled this and those who think Jags is a liar and disloyal. Hopefully this is the end of it all.


Speaking of unfortunate situations between BC and a former member of the community...the Sean Williams case just gets weirder. First Skinner said that he did not know about the restraining order and said "yes" when Williams asked to attend the game. A Brighton judge threw out the warrant for Williams' court date.


In better news, highly regarded QB Joe Boisture enjoyed his visit to BC.


David Glenn took a look at recent ACC bubble teams. An 8-8 assures nothing.


Raji remains high on NFL Draft boards.

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20 Comments:

At 10:05 AM, Blogger CHI_Eagle said...

Does anyone know if Boisture got to attend the BC/Duke game? Is that something we would typically do with recruits that visit during the football offseason?

Considering the outcome of the game and the fans reaction, lets hope so. That's exactly what I would want to see if I was the recruit.

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

yes he was at the duke game

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger WI_Eagle said...

Saw Williams at Roggies about an hour before the game just pounding beers at the bar all by himself, nobody else with him...guy is an absolute mental case.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

Whose fault was it when Villanova inbounded the ball beneath its own basket with 3 seconds to go and scored the winning layup 3 years ago in Minneapolis at the Sweet 16 Party?

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger JoeyMethod said...

I'm pretty sure that was Marshall's blown assignment if I remember correctly. I don't think we can blame Williams for that one...

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger BlockParty said...

didnt williams guard the inbounds pass? when nova inbounded it, he turned around, the guy was wide open, and he went up and blocked/goal-tended the shot. such a painful loss. i remember when duds hit that 3 to go up. i thought we had it.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Brett said...

Second that. My roommate punched a hole in the wall of Edmonds after that game.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Eagle0407 said...

That play haunts me. It was a combination of Marshall and Williams. Marshall started out on the block guarding Ray, who went out to the wing and set a backscreen on Dudley. Marshall didn't hedge or switch, leaving Dudley's man cutting to the hoop wide open. This was probably because Ray was a shooter and you might reasonably expect him to try to rub Marshall off a pick and get a shot on the wing or corner. It took him too long to recognize that a backscreen was coming, and by then it was too late.

Williams also shares the blame because the cardinal rule of guarding an inbounder is not to allow a pass under the hoop. Every high schooler in America knows to stand half a foot to the hoop side of the inbounder and angle yourself so that the pass can only go the perimter. Instead, Williams was squared up to him, allowing the easy inbounds under the hoop. If either one does their job, we win that game. Sigh... The worst of it was the split second of exhilaration when it appeared Williams had actually blocked the shot, only to be totally deflated when it was called (correctly) a goaltend.

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger CT said...

That game crushed me.

We played so well that night.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

I'm sorry to bring up such a sad memory - I felt the same way we all did. Eagle0407 - great explanation of what happened in just a second or two.

I guess my point was that as a guy with First Round ability, Sean Williams should have recognized the risk and positioned himself accordingly "Every high schooler in America knows to stand half a foot to the hoop side of the inbounder and angle yourself so that the pass can only go the perimeter".

It's too bad the way this kid turned out - and he may be about to throw away his last chance at the NBA - sad. How did he ever get into BC?

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Erik said...

It was our year, if there ever has been such a thing. There was a legitimate shot at winning it all.

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger marcos said...

Big Jack - on how he got into BC...

FWIW I remember hearing from someone close to the program that Williams had surprisingly high SATs (close to 1300 I think). So I guess BC wasn't throwing their standards out the window when they let him in...

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger Eagle in Somerville said...

I may be wrong, but I think that kids today(and in Sean William's time) have their SATs scored on a scale of 2400 instead of 1600, so a 1300 isn't what it used to be...

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger marcos said...

They are scored like that now - but I'm pretty sure it was still 1600 for SW.

whatever, doesn't really matter. the point was that in HS he was smarter than one would assume

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger BlockParty said...

i was the same year as "big time" SW. our SAT scale was out of 1600, and i had heard from several people that his SATs were almost 1300. he actually a pretty smart kid, too. he got decent grades and would put together good presentations for his CSOM classes. he was really good friends with one of my roommates; he asked sean why he got kicked off the team and "big time" responded he failed some ridiculous number of consecutive drug tests- like 12 in a row or something.

one of my favorite "big time" moment was when the good people at McElroy put up a sign at the registers reading, "No Cutting! This Means You, Sean Williams!"

The dude was oblivious. And always stoned, no matter what. Throw in the fact that he was such a freakish athlete who only played like two years of high school basketball and three years of college basketball before being drafted. Everything he did/does comes easy to him. And on that scale (D1 school/NBA), he has never had to work for recognition, never had to work hard for success (relatively speaking).

Its unfortunate. He needs to grow up. He probably wont.

There are other GREAT SW stories out there, too. Anyone else got any?

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger BlockParty said...

sorry to flood the comments section, but FWIW, the restraining order was issued on the same day that SW would have graduated had he not gone pro. i remember him being back for parts of senior week. maybe something happened while he was back.


According to a Boston College police report obtained by the Herald, the Edgewater, N.J., resident had been barred from the campus since May 19, 2008. The report did not state why he was barred from campus.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Joe Grav said...

Another great SW story involved him moving into the common room in his dorm building for a few days, and setting up a curtain.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger BeantownBC85 said...

Book smarts has absolutely zero correlation with common sense. I have known a ton of brainy kids who went to BC, ND, and Georgetown who had absolutely zero common sense. Today they are teachers, doctors, and lawyers.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger eagle1331 said...

watching the heat v timberwolves game and BC just got about a minutes worth of air time while they were talking up craig smith, focusing mostly on his time at BC

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

My favorite SW story is from Marathon Monday '05. My room-mates and I were at a huge athletes' party in the mods (not that we were athletes) that got broken up by the cops about 5 minutes after we got there. As we were walking out the back, Sean sprinted by us. We then watched him clear the Mods' fence in one bound and leap into Jermaine Watson's Mustang. Dude never broke stride.

 

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