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Reedy was fired because he and Sloan had a big disagreement.
Reedy allowed the O line to deteriorate badly, so for all the fine coaches and recruiters on staff, they did a poor job of stocking the most fundamental and important of the positions--the big guys who make all the rest of it happen.
I thought I saw a thread a few years ago on his classes and I think more than half did not get in or stay at BU for more than a year or two. I could be wrong. Any coach who has half a class transfer or not enroll will have issues.
It is certainly not true that more than half did not get in. Everyone has some attrition and it would be hard to track ours.
Reedy's policy was to gamble on non-qualifiers at signing date. Some really good recruits eventually qualified and some really good ones did not. I have no problem with the policy but it had become an unfortunate public relations problem for us.
Those names are double pure gold compared to our recruiting since Reedy and staff left. The problem, and still a plumb puzzlement to me, is that so many did not live up to their promise.
Perhaps it was the revolving door of coaches. Any other ideas?
I'd guess some were not college material (were as dumb as a box of rocks) and others weren't focused on football (had more interest in selling drugs, etc.).
That list validates the flaw in Reedy. Among 47 recruits signed in those two classes, only three were OL. Just plain irresponsible.
We don't know how many offensive linemen were offered.
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