Friday, December 11, 2015

Can Addazio find luck in the transfer market again?

Without a bowl to prepare for, Addazio and his staff have plenty of time to focus on recruiting. Based on the social media activity, they are locking down their current verbals and looking to see if there are any other players willing to flip to BC. But they are also looking at transfer. 5th year players were key factors in Addazio's first two seasons. Can they save his fourth?

BC had transfers last year -- Evan Kelly and Brendan Nosovitch. Unfortunately neither had the impact that a Tyler Murphy or a Matt Patchan had. But Addazio wasn't expecting either to be that big a deal. Both were depth adds. Neither were at critical positions. He didn't bring in a offensive lineman or QB and both positions suffered. At the time the staff had confidence in their youth and didn't see a QB worth the potential disruption to the young QBs' development. Now there are plenty of QBs out there with proven big game experience. The challenge will be getting any of them to come to BC.

The sales pitch is a little tougher coming off a 3-9 season than it was the last two years. The confusion on Offense and approach also doesn't make taking a chance on BC that appealing. Plus there are guys on the roster with game experience that a transfer QB will have to compete with. A great player shouldn't be scared of Wade, Flutie, Smith and Fadule, but that is more competition than Murphy faced two years ago.

The main selling point remains the opportunity, the success Murphy had and ironically the success of the defense. All Addazio has to say to a QB is "we have a great D. If you help our offense we can be a Top 25 team."

BC will probably land a transfer or two. Let's hope that they bring enough to speed up the turnaround.

8 comments:

JBQ said...

Someone has to say it as we approach Christmas. Frank Leahy jumped ship and went to the French school. There must be a reason why BC has a football tradition. There are two Catholic schools playing D-1. ND might not even be Catholic any longer. BC has to take stock and move on.

blist said...

Once again JBQ, you have crystalized what we're all thinking eloquently.

Napolean Bonaparte said...

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Hoib said...

It'd be pretty hard to convince a QB to come in and play behind that line. How about we get a PKer.

mod34b said...

Forecast for transfer: cloudy, overcast with monster storm approaching.

Big Jack Krack said...

Any 325 pounders with ability out there who want a Masters Degree from BC? We'll take a couple.

john larsen said...

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