The firing of Steve Addazio as BC football coach is not surprising. He was 44-44 over 7 seasons. This firing will most assuredly adversely affect BC’s recruiting. I would not be surprised if several verbal commits reopen their recruiting. In fact, I suspect other schools have already reached out to BC’s recruits to gauge their interest in decommitting. With the early signing day on December 18, I have to think that the BC athletic director has a couple of candidates already lined up. Otherwise, they could conceivably lose a number of their 2020 recruiting class.
Also, I saw this online about the BC football job:
“The move opens up one of the trickier jobs in college football, as BC’s location and academic standards provide challenges. Boston College’s staff salary pool is among the lowest in major college football, and BC trails ACC peers like Wake Forest in support staff infrastructure.
For athletic director Martin Jarmond, part of the pitch to prospective coaches is the school’s new $53 million indoor football facility, which they debuted in 2018. BC had long lagged in physical facilities, often busing to local schools like Bryant College to practice in bad weather.”
I think BC’s athletic director needs to hire a more solidified D1 FBS coach at this point. Chesney is clearly an up and comer and his day will come but I think he needs to establish a more impressive D1 FCS resume of success before he will get his FBS shot. That being said, I saw that Addazio made $2.6 million this season, which is an astronomical amount when compared to FCS coaches. I read that the head coach at James Madison is reportedly among the highest paid FCS head coach and he makes about $450K. The FBS money that is available is very enticing and also impossible to decline.
Chesney is not a top of their list, first I’ve even seen his name mentioned. I’ve been following n most talked about rumor is Al Washington(Ohio St lb’er coach) HC, Don Brown (Michigan DC),, coming in as DC and associate head coach
Selfishly, I wouldn't mind at all if they hired an incompetent who staffed the place with a bunch of dolts for assistants so that when we play them next, we beat them like a drum. Just one person's opinion.