Gene still Gene even when apologizing
Call it a back track. Call it a retraction. Call it falling on the sword. Whatever the situation, Gene publicly apologized for speaking out of turn regarding ESPN's role in the ACC expansion.
Yet, Gene couldn't leave well enough alone with just a simple apology and misunderstanding of a quote taken out of context. No, he had to make it about him and stir up the BC-UConn stuff again.
"...while I harbor some ill feelings toward the University of Connecticut regarding the lawsuit, depositions and derogatory comments from UConn officials when we announced our decision to join the ACC, it was inappropriate to express personal feelings that might have been construed as the position of Boston College or the Atlantic Coast Conference."
Now this would slide with most BC fans if it wasn't part of a pattern. Too often Gene takes things that are personal and reacts without thinking of its impact on BC (see the Jags firing, the Spaz hiring, etc). He is an employee of BC, not BC sports himself. Plus it has been seven years since the Big East lawsuit. Don't you think it is time for Gene to let the UConn stuff go?