Thursday, January 11, 2007

"All is well"

I am not worried. With the pic and quote above I am just trying to add a little levity to the general fan mood. Seeing recruits defect, hearing that Jags hasn’t talked to all of the TOB commits, Willis Jr. transferring, Cherilus considering the Draft and the full staff still not in place has people wondering. I am not worried. Really. Transitions are almost always messy, but Jags and Company deserve a chance…and certainly more than a week.

I think they will:
-- Hold on to most of the TOB recruits and pick up a few quality names
-- fill out the staff with good names
-- convince most of the current players to come back

But even if they don’t, I am not worried. Jags, Siravo, McGovern, and Commissiong are all known as hard working, great recruiters. Why would we expect that to change now? Do we think they are all going to get fat and lazy? No way. It might not make sense now, but I have faith that it will.

As for guys leaving…Willis had other issues. Cherilus was considering leaving long before Jags came on the scene. I hope he stays, but we’ll be okay regardless.

At the end of the day, none of this will really matter. What happens on the field matters most. Perception is not always reality. The perception about TOB was that he was some sort of miracle worker at BC. Not exactly true. There was the perception that he was a strict disciplinarian. How many false starts and personal fouls made that claim hollow?

Give Jags time. Logan and Spaz alone should make us feel good about the direction of the program. We are headed towards good times.


Alex L. said...

This nonsense about Jags somehow screwing up by not maintaining the current recruits is ridiculous. The guy's been coach for all of 2 weeks now. If we lose recruits, it's a temporary problem and a necessary evil. The important thing is we got Jags (and his great staff). No one with at least half a brain should be worried

flutie22phelan20 said...

If you had told me, after the Miami game, that O'Brien would be gone, we'd keep a few of his best assistants, and we would have a new, young, energetic head coach and a totally new offensive philosophy...I would have thought that was too good to be true. Overall, I love the direction this program is heading in.

That said, the smaller things are starting to add up, especially because it's all we're hearing right now. GDF and Jags need to get a little more exposure, a little more positive press--ie. a Globe feature on our current coach, not our former one. BC has a great narrative to sell about itself and the program...but right now, nobody's talking, and schools competing for recruits have a very easy negative line to attack BC.

ATL_eagle said...

I think positive press is overrated. However, I do think working the phones is critical. They need to salvage this class.