Originally written March 26, 2012 on Eagle in Atlanta:
BC target and Matt Ryan's cousin Mike McGlinchey committed to Notre Dame. In the big scheme of things, it is disappointing news but not enough to write off the whole recruiting class. The bigger problem is that none of the current recruits really matter to Spaz. When a Coach is not wrapped up in recruiting, recruits feel it. Spaz is days away from his 65th Birthday. The guys he recruits now will be 5th year seniors when Spaz is 71. He is not going to be coaching them regardless of how this season plays out. This sort of issue creates two snowballing problems.Players have concerns about Spaz's future. Jameson McShea said as much last week. I assume that players from a regular BC recruiting stop like William Penn Charter who also happen to be relatives of a recent star, have a pretty good feel for what's going on at BC. Notre Dame -- despite their constant turnover -- has a more certain future for a guy like McGlinchey than BC. And it is not like Spaz can use his tenure ...
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