Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Highlights of Addazio's ESPN chat

Steve Addazio spent Tuesday in Bristol visiting various ESPN personalities. BC did a good job of capturing his different stops. Videos of the different appearances are not up yet, but should be late Tuesday or early Wednesday. In my opinion one of the better showings was his ESPN chat.

Chats have been the bane of many BC bloggers, but this one had a fresh feel. And the some of the purposely trolling questions got through! The whole transcript is here. I found the following exchanges interesting.

Kyle (Chestnut Hill)

Hey Coach Addazio,A lot of writers are picking Boston College to finish near the back of the ACC. What do you have to say to that?
Steve Addazio
  (10:58 AM)

What I tell the players is we're picked where we should be picked coming off a two win year. It's up to us to establish the 2013 team. If you're a competitor, those things bother you. But we have to go do the things we have to do to change it.

Patrick (Brooklyn)

You've honestly been more open to the media than your predecessor as evidenced literally by this chat. Do you think there is an advantage to being more open?
Steve Addazio
  (11:06 AM)

Yeah, I think I believe in being transparent. I want people to think they're a part of the program. I think people get more energized when they feel like they have access to the program.

Tim (East Providence)

As a former offensive line coach/player, what is the single biggest problem you have to fix with players when they first come to college? What specifics do you look for in a offensive line recruit that differs (if at all) from other positions ?
Steve Addazio
  (11:07 AM)

Traditionally, it's in pass protection. I think it's the hardest thing for high school OL as they adapt is the multiplicity of protections, technique and the speed of the players coming at him.

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