Monday, September 12, 2011

Kevin Rogers taking leave

New Offensive Coordinator Kevin Rogers is taking a leave of absence for undisclosed health reasons. Dave Brock takes over as Coordinator and GA Ben Johnson backfills as Tight Ends coach. As I tweeted, we are in uncharted territory for the season. I will have more later tonight.

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19 Comments:

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Erik said...

Does anyone have a graphic of a BC Newton Campus bus with no wheels, engulfed in flames, and driving off a large cliff?

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger WhereIsJags said...

At least Spaz has a new excuse to bring up after future losses.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Whatever it is, I wish Kevin Rogers a speedy recovery. That said ... holy cow.

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger blist said...

This is code for being fired. Deservedly so

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger Ry said...

I have to think this is for legit health reasons. They could have gone with the more ambiguous "personal reasons" if he were being forced out. No need to throw health out there unless it's for real.

Saw GDF at lunch today...never would have sensed anything was up.

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger blist said...

Ture, way too cynical of me - and I do hope he ends up okay out of all of this.
Weird timing though - the offense looked even more ineffectual than under the Nyquilizer. If it's not health, maybe Rogers realized he'd never get his dream of coaching at ND if he stewarded over an even worse offense at BC.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

I find it interesting, but not unsurprising, that Brock succeeded, and not Day.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Is spaz driving people to drink?

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

Brock has some chops too:

""Brock spent the 2008 season as Kansas State's offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach after coaching the wide-outs in 2007. Kansas State ranked 18th nationally in passing (269.6) and 19th in scoring offense (34.9) under Brock's leadership.

A native of Moorestown, N.J., Brock's 20-year coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Salisbury State and Western Connecticut State.

As offensive coordinator at Kansas State, Brock spearheaded a Wildcat offense that produced the 2008 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in wide receiver Brandon Banks and Kansas State's most prolific passer in school history in quarterback Josh Freeman. Banks set a Wildcat junior record with 67 receptions and 1,049 yards last season, while Freeman became Kansas State's career leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and total offense in 2008.

In 2007, Brock tutored Kansas State's Jordy Nelson, who was a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist, as well as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Deon Murphy. Nelson, who became the Wildcats' first-ever offensive consensus All-American, ranked second in the nation in receptions (10.2) and receiving yards per game (133.8) en route to setting 11 Kansas State receiving records.

Kansas State, which set school records for passing yards, completions and attempts in a season, also ranked 20th nationally in passing offense (285.4) and 21st in scoring offense (35.2). The Wildcats finished the season with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,600-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in school history."

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

BC has just had a horrible stretch of bad news ever since Herzy's diagnosis. I have to believe we have hit rock bottom and things start trending up from here. But, the players will have to pull together and work hard to get back on the winning track.

The good news is we are still 0-0 in the ACC.

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

knew nothing about brock before today, but his coaching resume is legitimate. he has experience calling plays and he has coached guys who became NFL players. obviously hoping for the best.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger WI_Eagle said...

eagleboston is right. The way I see it, in the latest cycle the program peaked at the VTech game in '07 and stayed at a relatively high plateau through the Maryland game of '08. Since beating Maryland in November of '08 to clinch the Atlantic Division crown, BC has...

Results wise -- gone 15-15 overall, 13-15 against FBS opponents, 9-7 in the ACC, 0-3 in bowl games, 0-2 against Notre Dame, haven't beaten a ranked team, been blown out by Clemson, VTech, and UNC in '09, Notre Dame and NC State in '10, UCF this year. Best win in that stretch is probably Florida State in '09, but they weren't very good that year.

News wise --
'09 offseason - Jags fiasco, Herzy gets cancer, McGlauglin gets freak injury in training, Dominique Davis flunks out.

'10 - Larmond blows out knee right before season starts, Wes Davis and DeLeon Guase end careers early with injuries, Montel hurts knee, still not recovered.

'11 - Both starting safeties gone within a week of opener, two young receivers leave the program, Momah and CJ Jones blow out knees early, only two senior starters on defense, Fletcher and Ramsey battling nagging injuries early on, and the kicker, Rogers takes medical leave.

Obviously all programs deal with injuries, transfers, bad luck, etc. but we've certainly gotten our fair share and then some in the past three years. All programs go through cycles as well, and I'm confident we'll be riding an up-cycle in not too long, but the problem is I am definitely not ready to call the trough yet in the near-term (but I hope I'm wrong).

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger EagleManhattan said...

All this whining about attrition needs to stop. It's BS. BC doesn't have higher attrition rates than other BCS schools, and in fact, lots of other (more successful) schools have much higher rates of attrition. You know how they get around it? Recruiting solid talent in depth. Spaz signs a handful of starters and fills the rest of his classes with kids that shouldn't sniff the field of an ACC team. That's why we're losing. It's not bad luck, its bad recruiting and it's not getting any better. In fact, this years recruiting class is looking to be one of, if not, the worst in a decade. Recruiting is also the LAST thing to come back when a program's reputation has been wrecked. We're not at the bottom of the trough; it's pretty obvious we're digging ourselves deeper faster and faster.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Darius said...

Exactly what EagleManhattan said.

I disagree with blist that the offense was worse this year than under Tranq. The O-line is worse, yes, but has everyone forgotten the COMPLETE inability to gain ANY positive yardage against VT and Clemson in 2009 until the game was well-decided and their benches emptied?

Step back and look at the big picture--the overall recruiting, the overall turbulence, the overall results, and the overall competitiveness--and it's plain that the BC program is moving in the wrong direction. It will continue to do so until the regime turns over, from the top down.

24 days till hockey season!

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

What do people think that we are Alabama or Penns State and can recruit who we like? NO. But compare BC to Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, Pitt and we are the best at recruiting among similar North East schools. In fact, there was some study saying that BC does more with its recruits than almost any other school.

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger blist said...

WIth no Harris, and the way that o-line looked, against UCF it seemed our offense was worse than under Tranquil. Almost as predictable too - draw play on 2nd and long. We actually looked alright against VaTech last year , it was just a complete inability to get into the end zone or hit an FG in that game that doomed us. Sound familiar?

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger EagleManhattan said...

Err.. Mod34b, Pitt and Rutgers both recruit better than we do. UConn has already gotten a few recruits this year OVER BC.

Syracuse is a perfect example of how sitting around idly while a bad coach destroys your program can permanently damage your recruiting. Compare their early 2000s classes to now. They're still recovering from the Robinson disaster. Some of you guys truly have no idea how much of a program destroyer Spaz is going to be if nothing happens. You all should be much much more scared about what's happening that you appear to be.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

E/M -- You better go back and check the stats because you are incorrect

 
At 12:15 AM, Blogger EagleManhattan said...

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