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More moves at BC

The coaching carousel continues at Boston College as football coach Steve Addazio’s staff changes. Word has it that the latest moves came on Friday when former offensive coordinator Todd Fitch went to Louisiana Tech as Skip Holtz’s offensive coordinator and that defensive line coach Ben Albert coach will move to Duke as defensive line coach…

A BC recruiting fairy tale

Let’s start off by saying that I regard college football recruiting rankings with a very jaundiced view. Five star, four star ratings, top recruiting classes are all based on projections and guesses. No one really knows until two, three or even four years down the road just how those prospects will develop, if at all.…

UConn AD search will be complicated

The names are coming from all directions. So are the recommendations. Although University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst will have the final say as to who becomes the next athletic director at UConn, the process, which is now in the gathering stage, could be muddled by the lack of a clear definition of the job.…

A cold winter in Amherst

When Ryan Bamford took over as the new athletic director at the University of Massachusetts last spring most of the attention was focused on the football program and dealing with life as an independent, the quest to find a conference and an ongoing issue about getting McGuirk Stadium up to FBS standards. But now we…

Rubin named interim AD at UConn

In the first of what will be a series of moves made in the University of Connecticut athletic department, Rachel Rubin, Chief of Staff to UConn President Susan Herbst, will be named as the interim athletic director. Rubin will serve in that role while UConn begins an extensive search for a replacement for Warde Manuel,…

BC vs. UConn would be a quick fix

While there is some dismay at Boston College with the Atlantic Coast Conference’s football scheduling decision to take the BC College-Syracuse off of the traditional “rivalry” weekend following Thanksgiving, there are some easy solutions to solve the issue. While BC at Wake Forest is not the solution, there are two options Eagle officials should pursue.…