Gene is now in full on blame mode and lowering expectations. He says everyone but Virginia Tech has an off year and although he is not quoted directly, I imagine someone from BC provide the Globe with the line of thinking that Jags' recruiting is the issue. We will hear this more and more in the coming weeks. But like the gambling scandal long ago, blaming someone else and using past coaches for current issues is lame. If you hear anyone say this season is not Spaz's responsibility ask the following questions:
1. Is Spaz doing a good job with the talent he has?
2. Are Spaz's gameplans maximizing our talent and our chance to win?
3. Is Spaz managing his staff well, specifically at Offensive Coordinator and offensive line?
4. Do you think BC should beat fellow private schools like Northwestern, Duke and Wake Forest at home?
Then if the Spaz apologists continue with the talent/recruiting issue ask these simple questions:
1. If Jags recruiting was an issue, why do we still have the same recruiting coordinator?
2. Are you satisfied with Spaz's recruiting efforts and trends?
Finally the simple question for anyone still defending this mess:
1. Do you think Spaz will lead us back to an ACC championship?
Things are bad and there are several people and things to blame for our current situation. But we could go a long way towards fixing many of the problems with the right head coach. Spaz is not that guy.