No news out of Boston College regarding finding a replacement for basketball coach Steve Donahue. But there was plenty of news about openings at other ACC schools.
Virginia Tech took care of its opening in rapid fashion by hiring Marquette Coach Buzz Williams.. And Wake Forest is reportedly focusing on Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart.
If that deal gets closed, two of the ACC bottom feeders along with BC, will have improved their coaching situation considerably, which puts even more pressure on BC athletic director Brad Bates
The BC job is tough enough, but with the addition of Williams, who did an outstanding job at Marquette, and Smart–if that does happen–the climb the Eagles have out of the lower depths of the ACC seems even steeper.
In terms of pop, the only two names that would generate both excitement and anticipation mixed with accomplishment at BC are Harvard’s Tommy Amaker and former UCLA and Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland.
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