Report: Sullivan Sniffing Boston College Gig

December 2nd, 2012

Perhaps fresh news from ESPN that Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is interested in the Boston College head coaching job is merely a negotiating ploy by Sullivan and his agent to squeeze more money out of the Bucs.

That’s about the best the Bucs could hope for.

More likely, Sullivan genuinely is interested in parlaying his success with the Bucs this season, and his solid resume, into a head coaching job — in college or the pros.

Joe wrote weeks ago that this was coming down the line, in regards to Sullivan becoming a head coach candidate. However, Joe never would have imagined Sullivan would have thrown his hat in the ring, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today.

Joe expects Greg Schiano will be asked about this development after the game today, but Joe doesn’t expect Schiano to say much. Sullivan is not made available to media on game days.

17 Responses to “Report: Sullivan Sniffing Boston College Gig”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Wonderful…… Josh will have another system to learn

  2. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    BC is a joke if this is true.

  3. Clintro Says:

    Really…..writing this crap during a game?


  4. Phil Says:

    What exactly is “crap”? ESPN reported this. I heard it on the radio too.

  5. raphael Says:

    @ Joe – isn’t he under contract with the Bucs ?

  6. OptimisTroll Says:

    Good riddance. 3 good games out of 12. Worthless offense today. Bye, bye; good luck Boston College.

  7. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    After this awful 3rd quarter today, I think we will have Sully awhile longer. Put it to rest Joe.

  8. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Schiano will lock the BC group in the basement and won’t let them out until New Years.

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    If BC wants to hire the first-year OC of a 6-6 team who has no experience whatsoever as a HC and whose offense, while having potential, is thus far pretty inconsistent especially in clutch moments against teams who have a winning record, then have at it. Take all that. Good luck to whoever is making hiring decisions at BC in keeping his job for more than a year or two. Someone should check that guy’s head because his elevator isn’t going all the way to the top floor for some reason.

  10. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    As an OC so far through 12 games I think he is average. Yes they had a nice 5 game stretch but that was against mediocre teams. If thats what BC wants they can have it.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    For some reason Joe believes Sullivan is some sort of catch. Yeah right. The rookie OC of a very mediocre NFL team with no tractor record at his current administrative level, much less as an executive. Take off the blinders, Joe.

  12. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    *track record

  13. raphael Says:

    Sullivan did good in the 1st half…then Everything nosed dived in the 2nd half………

  14. Eric Says:

    Can always promote Ron Turner.

  15. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Ron Turner wouldn’t be an awful successor, good point Eric.

    If Sullivan wants to be a head coach then he should be asking to interview, can’t fault him there. No one is offering the guy a contract yet, and if he is trying to leverage more cash from the Bucs, he deserves it. Sullivan on his worst day is lightyears better than Greg Olsen on his best day.

    By Joe’s account Sullivan would be a perfect candidate, and I guarantee you BC won’t be the only destination who shares in that opinion by the end of the year.

    But if Sullivan were smart, he should hold out and fulfill his contract. Stay another year or 2 with your 2-All Pro guards back healthy and see if you can really make a splash next year as well. If he does, NFL head coaching jobs will come calling, and Sullivan won’t have to stoop for a mediocre college gig.

  16. lurker Says:

    if he goes, then we can get chip kelly to run our offense to appease the oregpn fans!

  17. clintro Says:

    Phil Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    What exactly is “crap”? ESPN reported this. I heard it on the radio too.

    During a game…..this is Tuesday or Wednesday morning news at best.ESPN isn’t really the best standard of sports reporting to site. I doubt he will be going anywhere this season, maybe next year or two of the offense continues to progress.