I know unsubstantiated rumors are frowned upon here, but FWIW - I have a good friend in the athletic department at Boston College who says they're looking at Dr. Vorax to take over once Frank Spaziani is let go, which will probably happen before the end of the season. I was a bit surprised that Dr. Vorax would be considered for such a relatively high-profile position after his struggles here. I guess they're buying into the whole "he was handcuffed by RR and forced to run an unfamiliar scheme" thing...
Rumor: Dr. Vorax to BC
WTF is Dr. Vorax?
I'm guessing GERG or Scott Shafer? But I don't understand the reference either.
Are we speaking in code?
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Dr. Vorax is the stuffed animal produced by GERG and applied to Kenny Demens' face last season. The current theory is that the stuffed animal was the true brain of that operation.
How did that name come about? This is the first I've heard that the creature had a name . . .
I had to do some digging, but came up with this.
where are the trees?
Instead of GERG? Good choice.
Perhaps Boston College will hire Greg Robinson while Dr. Vorax will return to British Columbia from whence he came.
"Thanks, I just had it stuffed"
Those over 30 should get the reference...
Scroll down a little for the embed...we posted at the same time.
there's nothing you could do to make this thread title more informative or easier to understand.
Thank you. I don't like uninformative thread titles either.
But perhaps there is a beaver shortage at BC. Can never have too many beavers.
GERG to be a HC after his debacle at Syracuse and Michigan.
It's BC. They WANT to be bad. Why else would they fire the first coach to ever make them relevant?
If you wanted to interview for a new job but your employer said "please don't, we'd like to keep you and if you go interview we'll fire you" and then you went to interview... they'd fire you.
My former employer didn't know I was job searching, if they did I may have been fired. He did something where he was told he'd be fired for doing it. IMO good for BC for sticking to their guns. Won't help them win, but yay integrity!
"He's thinking about leaving, so let's make sure that he's not our coach next season." is what I got out of that whole situation. If they wanted to remain relevant, then they would have upped his salary instead of asking him nicely not to look where his talents might have been appreciated a bit more.
He asked for permission to interview with the NFL. BC said "no". He did anyway, BC Fired him. I may be wrong, but if that's how it went down I applaud BC. He had a contract to coach there for X years, to interview for different jobs at X-Y (while a regular thing in that profession) leaves the university the ability to say "No" and fire with cause if he did. I thought it was legit
On principles alone, it was a good move by them. If their goal was to win games, though, it was a very stupid move.
Besides firing a fairly able coach, it also makes it really tough to find the next guy when you make it clear that you won't be able to explore any career advancement while at that school.
I think the big difference in the coaching profession is that once you're the head coach, there's no room for promotion. If you want to move up, you have to change schools/teams. If a school isn't going to pay big money, and also will fire a coach at the first sign of interest in another position, its basically a dead end job, and no coach serious about his career would waste his time there.
To be fair, the media coverage that BC would get from the pure shock of hiring Greg Robinson would be more than they have had in the last decade combined.
Dr. Vorax shall indeed return one day but that day is not upon us.
The Dr. Vorax mention reminds me of Dr. Remulak. Does anyone remember that guy that called into the Howard Stern show years ago and simply repeated: "I am Doctor Remulak" over and over?