It could be a relationship based on mutual interest and need. Former Boston College offensive coordinator Dave Brock, who became the OC at Rutgers last season, was hired as the new football coach at Delaware last week.
One of the players that Brock recruited when he was at BC was quarterback Dave Shinskie. Shinskie came out of high school in Pennsylvania, but chose a career in baseball, before switching back to football four years ago as a 25-year old freshman.
Shinskie started for most of a season at BC before giving way to freshman Chase Rettig, who has had the starting job for the last three seasons. Shinskie didn’t play a down last season and has one more year of eligibility remaining. He is not in new BC coach Steve Addazio’s plans for next season. He also would like to play another year of college football.
Under friendly NCAA regulations, if player receives a degree at one school and has a year of eligibility remaining, he can play immediately at another school. Shinskie would meet the criteria.
Although Delaware also has an incumbent quarterback in Trent Hurley, who finished his sophomore season last year with the Blue Hens with 10 TD passes and 14 interceptions, Brock could very well take a look back into the future and contact Shinskie, who has experience and leadership qualities that Brock might want.
At least Shinskie hopes that is the case. “That would be great,” said Shinskie on Monday night. I was looking around at schools to see where I could transfer and Delaware would definitely be a place that I would look at. I was going there out of high school. I’m going to try and get in touch with him (Brock).”© Copyright 2013 Mark, All rights Reserved. Written For: A Jersey Guy