I was hoping for a splash - an Al Golden type. In retrospect, that was not going to happen. But after reflecting a bit about the hire, I am cautiously optimistic. Let's face it. It's all about the recruiting and Addazio can recruit. What he does with those recruits is another story, but he certainly has a strong track record of quality recruiting at both Syracuse (Dwight Freeney) and Florida (Aaron Hernandez).
Let's hope he builds a top shelf staff (will Ryan Day and Kevin Rogers be returning?) and gets on the recruiting trail and sells our special school; one of the finest schools in the nation.
Here is a positive spin on the Addazio hiring from ESPN: