In a move that was basically a foregone conclusion, it is being reported that Boston College has fired head football coach Frank Spaziani.
Spaziani was 21-29 in four seasons at BC and had struggled to gain any traction since a 7-6 season in 2010, going 4-8 in 2011, and then suffering a terrible 2-10 finish in 2012.
After taking over for Jeff Jagodzinski upon his decision to interview with the New York Jets, Spaziani’s teams got progressively worse after his rookie season in 2008 when the Eagles finished 8-5.
Several potential candidates are being discussed as possibilities to replace Spaziani, including:
– Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren, who at 40 would come cheap and brings an impressive recruiting reputation with him.
– Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, who after the Irish’s massive success this season, promises to be mentioned for several new coaching carousel openings.
Boston College has been a proud program in the past and you have to figure they will waste little time in finding a young, enthusiastic, energetic coach that will do all they can to sell the program not only to recruits in the upper-Northeast, but also in the Midwest an other areas of the country where the Eagles have had recruiting success during their heyday.
Eagles fans are a proud bunch and would love a reason to support their team once again, but it will take a strong statement by the BC administration and a name with enough clout to encourage fans that re-building won’t be a slow and arduous process, but instead, one that will engender a quick turn-around.
The ACC is ripe for the picking after all, and there’s no reason the Eagles can’t be back in the mix sooner than later with the right move.
Kris is the host of Rant Sports Radio on the Blog Talk Radio Network Wednesday evenings at 8 Central Time.