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February 10, 2012EagleAction has confirmed with a source that the rumor of BC wide receivers coach Ryan Day going to Temple is true. Although not official yet, Day is expected to be named the offensive coordinator at Temple sometime within the next couple of days. Day was brought aboard by Steve Addazio, who Day worked with when he was a offensive graduate assistant at the University of Florida under Urban Meyer.
The move by Day is not a shocker. It isn't a secret that Day has wanted to be an offensive coordinator and thought he had a good chance to become one at BC. After he was passed up for a third time recently though, it seemed like the writing was on the wall that it wasn't going to happen. Day steps into a great opportunity at Temple, which has been built into one of the fastest improving teams in the country under Addazio, and Al Golden before him. Day can get his feet wet at Temple, and if successful, can move with Addazio when he eventually gets a high profile job, or possibly even get bumped up himself.
Day's recruiting areas included Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern Florida, and the New Jersey/Maryland area.
Day isn't the only BC coach on the move though. Running backs coach Ben Sirmans is reportedly leaving the Heights to the green pastures of New Jersey. According to some reports, Sirmans is expected to be named the Rutgers running backs coach in the coming days.
This move by Sirmans is much more of an eyebrow raiser. It has been widely reported in the New York and New Jersey papers that Rutgers doesn't have a lot of money to throw around right now. Of course BC doesn't release the salaries of their position coaches, but you have to imagine that he can't be getting that big of a raise from Rutgers. This move might get chalked up as a coach trying to keep his name fresh.
The loss of Sirmans is a bit of a blow in recruiting considering he covered the Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Central New Jersey, and did a good job of it.
EagleAction reached out to Boston College to try and confirm the departures. BC media relations politely stated that they they make it a policy only to announce hirings (more out of respect for the hiring institution, so they can make their own announcement). EagleAction will bring word when these hires are officially announced by Rutgers and Temple.
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