July 23, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; Head coach Frank Spaziani of the Boston College Eagles football team talks to reporters during the ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
If you missed the Frank Spaziani interview on SiriusXM's College Sports Nation earlier, you missed Spaz at his best. The interview might have been cut a little short because of technical difficulties on SiriusXM's end.
Spaz started off talking about how the good news is that BC opens with two home games, but the bad news is the first one is against Maine. Jack Arute opened with asking Spaz if he had some choice words with whoever set up the schedule. It would have been interesting if Spaz had gone with that given that GDF is now out the door at BC, but when Spaz finally got on the air, he said:
There is good news and bad news in that. It's like hearing your mother-in-law drove off a cliff, but in your new Escalade.
If that didn't get you laughing you either are terrified of your mother-in-law or you are a mother-in-law. From there the interview never got too deep. Spaz noted that they handled unexpected problems well in his first two seasons but they failed to last season. BC's defense got praised for its performance up until last season and Chase Rettig was the only player talked about individually with surprisingly no mention of replacing Luke Kuechly.
Spaz said he thinks it will be a breakout season for Rettig and it has to be for him and the team to be successful.
It's not surprising that a radio broadcast which covers programs nationwide gave Spaz a very easy interview. However, it is also noteworthy that some people have thought that Spaz was frequently a bad representative of Boston College and that is not good since the Head Football Coach is one of the most well known figures at any university playing big time college football. If you were hearing Spaz speak for the first time or had not heard or known much about him before today's radio interview, I think he was well spoken and represented BC well aside from maybe offending just a few ladies out there with his opening joke. Even though I don't think Spaz will or should be the head coach at BC for years to come, I am confident he and the team will better represent my alma mater this season than they did last year and I won't hear any more "middle, schmiddle" comments after a loss.