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The Boston College athletic department has followed through with its threat and fired head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski today. The firing comes on the heels of Jagodzinski – having just finished his second year at the helm of the Eagles – interviewing for the N.Y. Jets head coach position. BC said if Jags interviewed for the job they would can him and wouldn’t you know it, upheld the threat! Rumors out of BC are that Jags’ contract said he could not interview for NFL jobs in his first three years of his deal. BC says they will search for a replacement immediately.
My Take: This is a bizarre story for sure. I can’t fault Jags for wanting to take a chance at an NFL job, but it seems like quite a risk to lose your job over it. BC had a good couple of years in an ACC conference which has been mediocre since BC/VT/Miami joined (ironic?) yet the Eagles still choked in the clutch, losing back to back ACC title games and losing their first bowl game in seven years. I hope Jags has a good shot at the Jets job and I hope this sets a precedent for a little more loyalty from coaches who always seem to have one foot out the door.