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According to an ESPN.com article, Boston College plans to fire Head Football Coach Jeff Jagodzinski Monday after going 20-8 over the past two seasons. Coach Jags guided the Eagles to consecutive ACC Atlantic Division titles and lost both title games to rival Virginia Tech. They also won the Champs Sports Bowl over Michigan State last season to finish 11-3. However, this season, the nation’s longest bowl winning streak was snapped with the team’s Music City Bowl loss, albeit starting quarterback Chris Crane was injured and missed the finale, championship, and bowl game.
With all this success, exceeding that of the Tom O’Brien administration, what is BC thinking in making the change? Apparently, the university is miffed that Jagodzinski is going to interview for the head coaching position with the New York Jets. Despite being told of his impending fate, the coach has shown no intention of skipping the interview. When the official word comes down, Offensive Coordinator Steve Logan will be named the new head coach.
Logan and Jagodzinski have worked together in the past, including a stint when Jagodzinski served as Logan’s offensive coordinator at East Carolina University. Their philosophies are similar, especially on offense, so the team should absorb the change well, aside from the shock.
Jagodzinski rode Matt Ryan last season, in which BC rose to as high as #2 in the polls, but this season was much more of a test with major pieces, Ryan included, graduating from the program. Jags impressed many in guiding the team to a 9-3 regular season, including the division title. BC was only anticipated to place about fifth (of six) in the division and was looking at a lower tier bowl.