It seems like the 2011 Boston College football season is quickly getting away from us all. Let us recap the latest drama.
This morning, buried on the second page of Blaudschun's Globe article was this juicy tidbit about OC Kevin Rogers' leave of absence.
"Rogers's health issues are legitimate; back and leg problems hampered him throughout the summer. Losing the first two games just added to his angst."
Later in the day, Eagle In Atlanta posted a rumor on both Eagle Outsider and his Twitter account that Rogers didn't step down for health reasons but instead was fired:
"The 'leave' excuse protects both sides from looking worse. In some sense, I actually understand making a change now. If the offense and the staff are not working, you better make a change while there is still time to save the season. I was told that Spaz and Gene were in agreement on the move."
Then this afternoon, here's Spaz on Rogers in his weekly press conference:
"Q. Kevin Rogers is pretty well known down in this area, is there any chance he returns this season?
COACH SPAZIANI: Well, I don't know. That's up to -- I'm not sure what the status of that is right now.
Q. Has it been an issue up until this week at all? Obviously --
COACH SPAZIANI: Well, what are you talking about, his health?
Q. In terms of his availability or the offense obviously has not been --
COACH SPAZIANI: No, no, he's been on the job every day."
So in the span of a few hours, we've gone from:
-- a Boston Globe report explicitly stating that Rogers' "health issues are legitimate" to
-- ATL reporting that Spaz and Gene mutually agreed to dump Rogers to
-- Any chance he returns, Spaz? Well, let me get back to you on that.
If it is true that Spaz, Gene and the AD spun this, this is not going to look good for the department or the program. Getting shut down by a C-USA team -- even one as good as UCF -- then canning your OC and spinning it as him taking a leave of absence for health reasons is not a good look for a prominent ACC school.