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Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  April 23, 2007 03:35 PM

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What is going on in the Boston College football offices? If you just took in the hard news, today's official resignation by offensive line coach Jim Turner was simply a transaction.

Maybe a difference of opinion.

But look at the wording in the release by BC "A difference in philosophies in the direction of the program.''

Excuse me. What in the name of BC football does that mean from an assistant coach hired by a head coach who has yet to coach his first game, three months into the job?

If Turner had been a holdover from Tom O'Brien's staff, we might understand it.

If new Eagle head coach Jeff Jagodzinski had gone through even one season, we could understand the "difference in philosophies''. But three months and three plus weeks of practice? Direction? The car hasn't gotten out of the garage.

How was this not discussed in the interview process? Or did one of the two coaches mask their feelings really well?

So many questions. So few answers. Turner is gone. Jags will coach the offensive line for the rest of the spring and until he finds another offensive line coach. Hopefully, the communication or the ideas will mesh better than they did with Turner.

Whether Jags -- who has a deep background with offensive line blocking -- particularly zone blocking, stepped in and told Turner to do it differently or Turner, an ex-BC captain and ex-Marine, asked just who the offensive line coach “was” or whether it was something much different, it was a quick courtship.

And a strange one.

Glasper blasts O’Brien

Former BC defensive safety Ryan Glasper created a little stir over the weekend when he went on national radio talking about his NFL draft prospects and criticized former BC coach Tom O'Brien and his staff for not letting him redshirt last season when a series of injures slowed him down. That, contends Glasper, hurt his draft ranking.

That critique of TOB should be noted by BC fans as linebacker Brian Toal ponders whether to take a medical redshirt next season as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Count on Glasper's problems to solidify Toal and particularly his father, Greg, who has expressed concern about coming back too soon, into using next year as a recovery year so he is completely healthy for next spring's NFL draft. Or he could come back for his senior year and enter the draft in 2009.

If there was any doubt about Toal redshirting next season, Glasper's problems, pushed the guarantee level of sitting out for a season to the 99.9 percentile.

Only Toal's competitive nature and not wanting to sit out an entire season could tip it the other way.

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