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Jeff Jagodzinski Fired

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.

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3 comments for “Jeff Jagodzinski Fired”

  1. I don’t think he’s going to get the Jets job, but he’ll get paid anyway, unless he’s fired for cause, which that non-interview clause would be. He coached at BC when Matt Hasselbeck was there and with Mora in Atlanta, so landing in Seattle is possible. He did a great job at BC, especially this year with the loss of Matt Ryan.

    Posted by Mike | January 7, 2009, 3:54 pm
  2. They had to fire Jags. At this point…how could they trust him to stay on at BC? They had to fire him so quick because it’s recruiting season anyway. Why would recruits come to a coach who’s looking elsewhere.

    In the same breath, I don’t blame Jags for taking the interview with the Jets. I would’ve done the same thing…prob could’ve handled it better with BC though…

    Posted by KC | January 7, 2009, 5:32 pm
  3. Hey, he’s getting paid anyway, might as well take the interview

    Posted by Mike | January 8, 2009, 9:09 pm

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