Sunday, June 7, 2009

Frank Spaziani is pulling his mustache hair out

While Pitt seems to be running away with the 2009 edition of the Worst Offseason Award, Boston College is quietly putting together an impressive run of its own.

Besides losing two first-day draft picks on the defensive line (B.J. Raji and Ron Brace), the Eagles have seen a potentially devastating amount of unforeseeable attrition. Let's take a look:
  • Impressive young coach Jeff Jagodzinski? Fired for interviewing with the New York Jets.
  • Offensive coordinator Steve Logan? Resigned after Jagodzinski's departure.
  • Star outside linebacker and ACC defensive player of the year Mark Herzlich? Out indefinitely while battling cancer.

And if those three departures weren't damaging enough, it was announced last week that projected starting quarterback Dominique Davis -- the only QB on the roster with game experience -- will transfer after being suspended for academic reasons.

Davis had some ups and downs when he finally got on the field late last season -- he completed less than 50% of his passes while throwing six TD passes to only four interceptions -- but to say he was atop the depth chart would be an understatement. Redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle appears to be next in line, but apparently he didn't play well enough in the spring to pull away from Codi Boek, a former transfer from American River Junior College (seriously) who played fullback last year. I don't have any particular insight about either of these guys, but that can't be a good sign for your offense.

I mentioned several months ago that I wasn't a big fan of promoting longtime defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani to head coach, but given the events of this offseason, it could be even worse than I anticipated at BC this fall.

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