Monday, January 25, 2016
Harrington to Stanford
Scooter Harrington flipped to Stanford. The fact that he is a regional recruit and the son of BC Alumni makes this sting a bit. But I am not going to begrudge him. Stanford is a great school and playing really good football right now. Go wherever you want to go, kid. I didn't go to my parents' alma maters.
What I don't understand is the sky is falling mentality of some BC fans. I have dozens of concerns about Addazio, but watching a recruit -- even a legacy -- flip to another program is not high up on my list. (As a reminder, Jerry York's son played for Notre Dame as did Barry Gallup's son.) Is it a sign of a bigger problem that we lose a kid who was so onboard? I don't think so. Kids flip all the time, especially after a rough season. It is now up to Addazio to keep the class together. One Tight End -- even a great one -- was not going to make or break next season.
BC underachieved last year. There was plenty of talent on the Defensive side of the ball and enough on the Offensive side to be better than we were. That is my concern about Addazio. He made some staff changes, found a QB and is supposedly changing the Offense. How he executes those changes will matter a lot more than Scooter Harrington.