Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Thank you Tom O'Brien

I think this split is a good thing for both parties. But I don't want to spend too much space on this blog trashing TOB or his legacy. Tom O'Brien deserves our respect and thanks for dedicating 10 years of his life to BC. He is the father of three BC graduates and our winningest coach. TOB's success in the classroom and on the field were an important aspect to our move to the ACC. Good luck. Now let's embrace our change and start anew. Ever to Excel.


Joe Grav said...


I'm happy for the fresh start. But I don't wanna dump on the guy.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see BC go after Norm Chow. He had expressed interest for the NCST job so he isn't opposed to being a head coach in the college game. I think he would do wonders with Matt Ryan next year and utilize him to his fullest potential like he did with Rivers, Palmer, and Leinart. Paul Johnson wouldn't be a bad replacement wither. We gets everything he can out of the talent on his team. I would love to see BC go after Jim Harbaugh though. Based on what he's done at USD, he would be a perfect fit.

Anabasis said...

I want to thank TOB for 1999. I was 16 but had been a BC fan since day one. The excitement I felt when we accepted the bid to the Copper Bowl (I don't believe in corporate bowl names) against Colorado I actually felt hopeful for the program for the first time since Gordon sent that kick through the uprights which sealed my academic fate. That was a great feeling, and it's my lingering memory from the Tom O'Brien era.

That said, I cannot wait for the Spring Game to see the new offensive system.

Anonymous said...

I say good riddance. No bouquets from this guy, not when you let a crappy Syracuse team with a lame duck coach thump you at home on senior day with an outright conference title and Fiesta Bowl bid on the line. No way. See ya TOB, I won't miss all the WTF losses and the Potato and Muffler Bowls, you loser.