Lessons from Syracuse
Syracuse is in the market for a new coach and of course people are saying that under different circumstances, Steve Addazio would be in Upstate New York. I know Addazio is not leaving BC right now, but in a way I wish the Orange would come after him and I wish he would go. It might finally wake up those in and around BC who still believe all this "dream job," "love for BC" nonsense. I want my coach to be excited about working and coaching at BC, but coaching remains a mercenary industry and the sooner we start realizing that, the better hires we will make going forward. I don't think Addazio was hired strictly because he claimed his love of BC in the interview, but I know that passion did win over some.
It will be interesting to see who Syracuse hires to replace Marrone. Names mentioned in our search will pop up. I don't think Syracuse has the money for Mullen, but I could see Roman there. Despite the chance they might pick a great coach, I am not sad to see Syracuse lose Marrone. He was solid and had them headed in the right direction.
Marrone's slow but subtle success is the best takeaway from all of this. Syracuse's low point was worse than ours, yet solid coaching and recruiting returned them to respectability. If Addazio cannot mirror that same sort of recovery at the Heights, we hired the wrong guy.