The Fizz’s own D.A. joined the Axeman yesterday “On the Block” to talk about how the Boston College job opened up.
“Al Skinner actually came into this season without any recruits… I mean, zero recruiting class, which is unheard of.”
Oops! Well, that opened the door for the Cornell’s Steve Donhue, who gets new digs and a much better situation, with pretty decent potential to be a prominent Northeast basketball program.
However, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and St. John’s are all mediocre programs at this point, with one coach who likes to cause trouble at baseball games.
There is an opening for a school to take the lead. Steve Donahue BC that potential. The popularity of basketball in the Northeast should allow for at least one more successful team in this region.
In theory, it’s a perfect fit. As we Fizzed here last week, Steve Lavin being hired at St. John’s creates a competition for that 4th spot.
Does this affect the ‘Cuse? Absolutely. Donohue takes his upstate New York show on the road – to an elite conference and a school that felt 7 trips to the NCAA tourney in 10 years wasn’t good enough. With Lavin and Donohue there’s a few more players in the Northeast.
Somehow we feel like those guys won’t have a zero recruiting class.
(Listen to D.A. join Axeman to discuss the inherent advantages and disadvantages of Donohue’s jump to Boston College)