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Globe Confirms Staff Departures, Rutgers Also Targeted McGovern

On Sunday, Blaudschun confirmed the rumored Boston College staff moves, including special teams coach Dave Brock, defensive line coach Jeff Comissiong and running backs Ben Sirmans to Rutgers, as well as wide receivers coach Ryan Day to Temple.

But the most interesting staff move was the one that didn't happen.

"First, Flood tried to entice defensive coordinator Billy McGovern to come back to his native state. But McGovern declined, telling Rutgers that while he was still very much a New Jersey guy, his roots are also firmly planted at BC."

McGovern to Rutgers would have been a major coup for Kyle Flood. Remember it is McGovern, and not Spaz, who has the longer tenure on the Heights. An Oradell, N.J. native, McGovern has historically recruited New Jersey well, bringing a steady stream of NFL-calibre linebackers to the Heights prior to taking over Defensive Coordinator duties in 2009.

McGovern's name was at least briefly mentioned in Rutgers coaching search to replace Greg Schiano.

As it stands though, Spaz is down to just two assistant coaches that will factor heavily in recruiting -- tight ends coach Sean Devine and defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator Mike Siravo. The coordinators typically factor less in the recruiting game than position coaches, and three of BC's remaining staffers -- Doug Martin (former New Mexico State OC and former Kent State HC), Jim Bollman (former Ohio State OC) and McGovern (BC DC) -- have served as coordinators over the past few seasons.

It will be critical that Spaz fill these four holes in the current staff as soon as possible, as recruiting during these Junior Days is becoming increasingly important.