The right way, the wrong way and the BC way
I don't care about Kevin Rogers. I don't really care about Spaz or Gene either. All three are handsomely paid and know the perils and uncertainty of their chosen profession. I do care about BC, its current players and its alumni. The Rogers disaster is part of a bigger issue. Instead of a calm steady leadership, BC seems to be in a constant flux of politicing and drama. For the most part, that dynamic has provided BC with a certain level of success. But like most chaotic situations, it is not sustainable. And even beyond simple sustainability, I am concerned for the players. They are about to endure another change and it is not their fault.
The blame for the sudden changes lies with Gene and Spaz. Since allowing TOB to walk, Gene has used his position to go beyond the norms of an AD's responsibilities to be sort of a football GM. Spaz gets blame for being the ultimate enabler. He played his cards with Gene to stay on staff and has deferred to Gene enough to get the job when it opened and get an extension last year. Spaz is not unique. Jags played a similar game with Gene to get the job in 2006. But despite both of their relative successes, that is not healthy.
A good program would hire a head coach and let him build the program how he saw fit. It wouldn't be about who is part of the staff or what influence the AD wanted or needed. We would set measurable benchmarks for success (wins, ACC championships, player behavior, and graduation rate). I am not calling for anyone's head yet, but when we make our next football change, the new head coach needs to be empowered and needs to start with a clean slate. If not, we will keep facing these same sort of disruptive problems.