BC ready to announce AD

The search for a new Director of Athletics for Boston College will come to an end on Tuesday when a replacement is named for Gene DeFilippo who retired on Sept. 30th.

And while the perceived front-runners were thought to be Army athletic director Boo Corrigan and Xavier AD Mike Bobinski,  several sources familiar with the process say that BC officials have gone outside of the box and will introduce a former BC football player, justice department official and FBI agent named Quentin Williams.

But on Tuesday morning another source said that Williams was not the choice and that BC would stick to a more traditional selection with an athletic background, including football, perhaps someone like Miami (Ohio) AD Brad Bates.

With this information, we concede defeat on  trying to figure out what BC will do. All we are certain of is that it is not Boo Corrigan.

According to sources familiar with the situation,  BC VP  Leo Sullivan had cut down the final list to four candidates–Williams, Corrigan, Bates and Bobinski..

All had strong credentials, although Williams comes to the job with no college administrative experience. But his overall resume was impressive and he was a former BC football player, which did not hurt his chances. Having Coughlin’s endorsement also regarded as a plus.

Although the rumors floated all weekend that Corrigan and then Bobinski had emerged as the front-runners, BC officials had met earlier last week and talked about all the candidates. and their qualifications

We will find out on Tuesday who emerges.  At this point, it is anyone’s guess.

© 2012, Mark. All rights reserved.

  7 comments for “BC ready to announce AD

  1. Barry Cousins
    October 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I think the next BC coach will be ND Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco. Since Brad Bates and UConn AD Warde Manuel are both Michigan men, it now appears inevitable that the long awaited and natural football rivalry between BC and UConn will be rekindled. It would be the one game both fan bases would travel for and the venom would flow like it should when close neighbors compete on the gridiron.

  2. John
    October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Yawn. Boring selection. I was hoping they would think outside the box, for once. As long as he hires Dirk Koetter or Pete Carmichael to replace Spaz, I’ll be happy

  3. DoubleEagle
    October 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    It’s Bates.

  4. rock.o
    October 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I know you’ve said that nothing is certain and that nothing would surprise you at this point at every step, but…………… What are the chances that is a guy we have read about on your blog?
    (Corrigan, Bobinski, Bates, Mclaughlin, Fiore, or Williams) I mean is it 50-50 that it is one of these names? higher? lower? In your opinion, I won’t hold you to it.

  5. Dennis
    October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Hope you’re right. His resume is intense. Now he needs to fire Spaz and get Steve Addazio here and within 3 years, this team will be competitive again. Just one word of advice to Quentin…”DON’T TOUCH THE HOCKEY TEAM”..and oh ya, make men’s Lax a varsity scholarship sport agin.

    • Roger
      October 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Why? Why is it so important that LAX be a varsity men’s sport? I keep hearing this, but don’t see how it’s important in any respect.

      • B Powers
        October 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

        A) Boston College formerly had a D1 Team
        B) We are in the ACC
        C) Massachusetts is a breeding ground for lacrosse talent. We could easily become a contender.
        D) It could serve as a tribute to Welles Crowther.
        E) to It’s better than fencing

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