When I put this stuff on the blog some readers accuse me of having an antiSpaz agenda. This is gossipy so I will leave it at the nexus. Take it for what it is worth...
The coordinators don't have the autonomy their boss portrayed in the media and it is causing some issues. Also, there is some descension among the staff on how we approached VT. Seems our head coach considered it a loss before we stepped on the field and our staffers were disappointed to say the least, especially those who remember beating VT the past two years.
I don't know how you can get to the next level when your head coach doesn't believe it is possible. I know it is only six games, but I think TOB with a mustache is the best we can hope for at this point.
Should I have posted it at all? Perhaps not. But I did anyway. Then on the EO boards and I guess on the Eagle Action boards (I don't have premium access to Rivals therefore I don't know what was written about my note or me) I was taken to task and said I am not "inside" at BC and don't break news. Let me clarify a few things...
This blog is not about breaking news. It is purely an outlet for me to talk about BC sports. See the subhead up above: "A Boston College sports blog capturing the highs and lows of being a BC fan living 1,000 miles from Chestnut Hill." In different times and different business models maybe this would be more of a full service BC news outlet and community, but for now it remains a one man shop and my hobby. I appreciate all the support and interaction but at the end of the day, this is a simple blog about my passion for BC sports. If I stumble across real news, I will post it. But because of my geography and fulltime occupation, breaking news is not really an option for me.
As for being "inside," "proJags, "proTuggle" and "antiSpaz" it is all just labeling. I remain first and foremost pro BC, but that doesn't mean I am always going to agree with everything BC does or anyone associated with BC does. I have a five year track record here and think I've been pretty fair and candid. Read the archives and judge for yourself. As for being inside...believe it if you like but there is a whisper network of BC folks who trade gossip. Some are donors, some are BC employees, some are students, some are past players, some are BC parents, some are bloggers, message board posters, etc. From that network stuff leaks. Assume that most of the leaks have agendas and the leakers (like me) are being used in one form or another. This piece of gossip I just leaked certainly has an antiSpaz agenda. Take it for what it is worth. But also know that most staffs in college football have these sort of blowups during the course of a season (see Clemson). Because of this blog I often find myself in the middle of some of this stuff. I try to be discreet in what I post and what I try to rebut. Once again I ask you to review the archives if you want to see my track record. I try to avoid the Jags topic in general. I clearly liked him but he is gone and not coming back. That chapter of BC football is over. I am not antiSpaz. I thought he was the wrong choice but desperately want him to succeed. I don't go the these games to watch us lose. Everything is better when we win. My dream post would be to say how wrong I was about Spaz after we win the ACC Championship Game. That said, when he makes mistakes I will call him on it. As for "proTuggle"...I've never been particularly passionate about any of these guys. I dislike yoyoing the QBs and have said that Shinskie is our best chance to beat NC State and still deserves to start.
Forgive any rambling here or for wasting your time. Let's hope we run the table and all this stuff becomes meaningless.