Should be much higher than 4.0: Things that are not even close to a "4" right now: Jessica Biel; the basketball position of Muggsy Bogues and the job status of the BC football coach. Whatever the hottest number for the hot-seat ranking gauge goes up to, that's where Spaziani's at entering the 2012 season. The Eagles had won at least eight games for eight years in a row till Spaziani was handed the job and they'd won 30 the previous three seasons. Since then, they've won eight, then seven and then four last year. He's also had significant staff chemistry problems. Among them, his confrontation with then-OC Kevin Rogers in a situation, where BC sources told me, the head man clearly crossed the line. None of that bodes well for a program not used to being at the bottom of its conference. Spaziani needs to win a lot more games this fall or else he'll be out of there by winter.
But it’d be naive to think BC’s three-point showing against UCF didn’t at least partially contribute to this decision. Getting shut down by a C-USA team — even one as good as UCF — is not a good look for a prominent ACC school.
The Boston College offense could be one to watch next fall if quarterback Chase Rettig continues to develop as expected. New coordinator Kevin Rogers will run a unit that also features star running back Montel Harris. But don’t forget about receiver Colin Larmond Jr., who should be ready to return to the lineup after a serious knee injury shelved him all of last season. In 2009, he averaged 20.6 yards per catch while finishing second on the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns.
The list of external candidates grew the past several days as those Spaziani interviewed included Kevin Rogers, former Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach; Jim Hofher, University of Delaware offensive coordinator; Peter Vaas, former Holy Cross quarterback and QBs coach at South Florida; and Mike Kruczek, offensive coordinator for Sacramento of the United Football League. Also on the list was former Patriots, Giants, and Cowboys assistant coach Chris Palmer, now head coach of Hartford of the UFL.