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ACC Expansion: Boston College AD Apologizes For ESPN, UConn Comments

Boston College Eagles athletic director Gene DeFilippo is kind of a loose cannon, judging by his past week. His most infamous comment, a little thing about the ACC taking conference realignment direction from ESPN, raised a minor uproar, as did his claim that BC helped block the Connecticut Huskies from fleeing the Big East and joining the ACC.

Here's DeFilippo as of Tuesday, dialing it all back just a bit: 

I spoke inappropriately and erroneously regarding ESPN's role in conference expansion. While I harbor some ill feelings toward the University of Connecticut regarding the lawsuit, depositions and derogatory comments from UConn officials when we announced our decision to join the ACC, it was inappropriate to express personal feelings that might have been construed as the position of BC or the ACC.        

The statement has been met with a firm eyeroll from around the college footballosphere:

Truth here. RT @Andy_Staples: Translation of BC AD's letter: "I'm sorry I told the truth."
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