Coach Flip and Coach Spaz will be back in 2012
Per Dan Duggan of the Herald:
Gene DeFilippo on Frank Spaziani: "Spaz is coming back next year and our future here is really, really bright.”
DeFilippo also called called Spaz "The best coach that we’ve had in the 15 years that I’ve been here."
Gene DeFilippo is either blind or deaf. That is the only acceptable explanation. Because you would only come out with a strong endorsement of Spaz after this season if you did not see the problems in how Spaz approaches these games. Or worse he doesn't hear the growing outcry from our fanbase.
I think Gene thinks he always has BC's best interest at heart. But I suspect he has his best interest at heart. He is tied to Spaz's success. He risked his career with Spaz. He picked Spaz over candidates with more upside. And Spaz is probably the last coach in America that will let Gene serve as Coach Flip (our unofficial head coach). This means we are in for another letdown in 2012. This team has potential, but I have no faith in Spaz helping us reach our potential. His approach to games and his roster is stuck in the 1970s and ignores all the new data and strategies.
In the end, I will root like hell for BC. I hope we win every game and I hope I am wrong about Spaz.
To those who are upset by this, take comfort that Spaz and Gene's future at BC is not long. Their ages alone assure that. BC will prevail and one day football will be fun again. Until then keep cheering on the players, keep supporting the program and keep the pressure on our administration.