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Two New Candidates Emerge In Reports On AD Search

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Boston College is still without an AD, but the rumor mill is alive with two new names being thrown into the mix. According to a variety of reports from Michael Sullivan and 247sports amongst others, it sounds like Memphis AD Tom Bowen and Seton Hall AD Pat Lyons are the leaders for the job at this point.

Tom Bowen is an intriguing candidate, a Notre Dame grad who has had good success at Memphis in both basketball and football. He did not hire Justin Fuentes, but did bring in Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell as his replacement. Also in terms of basketball, he replaced Josh Pastnor with Tubby Smith this past season with mixed-negative results. Bowen has been under harsh criticism from Memphis fans this past week after supporting Tubby Smith in the midst of a flood of transfers from the program.

Pat Lyons, has been with Seton Hall since 2011 and has been credited for helping to fix the basketball program after his hire of Kevin Willard. Seton Hall has made back to back tournaments, with 20+ win seasons in both years. Certainly that is something that could be attractive to Boston College and Father Leahy, on the other hand though he has limited experience with running a football program.

Both candidates have good experience with fund raising as well. Lyons led a campaign to revamp on campus facilities and Bowen has increased the amount of fund ra

Of course at this point these are all rumors, as Boston College has said nothing about the process. Hopefully we will be getting answers soon.