Green Bay offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski will be named head coach at Boston College, sources with the Packers and Boston College told ESPN's Joe Schad on Monday.
Jagodzinski is expected to be introduced at a news conference on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.
Athletic director Gene DeFilippo did not return a call from AP seeking comment. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday he wouldn't comment on the situation, and a Packers spokesman did not
immediately respond to a request for comment from Jagodzinski.
"Frankly, I'm not comfortable talking about what will or what
could. That's not my place," McCarthy told the Packers media in
Green Bay. "Like I've said before, the Green Bay Packers
organization fully supports him. I think he'd be a strong
candidate, so whatever works out, we'll see what happens."
Jagodzinski was the offensive coordinator and offensive line
coach at BC in 1997-98, when the Eagles averaged more than 400
yards per game and allowed the fewest sacks in the Big East. A
Wisconsin native, he coached the Packers tight ends for five years
before spending two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and then
rejoining Green Bay this year for his first stint as an NFL
He would replace Tom O'Brien, who left for North Carolina State
after compiling a 75-45 record in 10 years with the Eagles. O'Brien led
BC to eight consecutive bowl games and has won six in a row -- the
longest such streak in the nation.
Jagodzinski confirmed last week that he had a "very, very
positive interview" with BC officials.
"BC is a real prestigious place and that's about it," he told
the Green Bay media. "That's all I'm going to talk about that."
Among the others considered for the job were: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple, New York Giants QB coach
Kevin Gilbride and current BC defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani,
who will coach the Eagles in the Meineke Bowl against Navy in
Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 30.
McCarthy said at Lambeau Field on Monday that Jagodzinski was in
the building and had been all day. Asked if he would be in Green
Bay all week, McCarthy said, "You guys are killing me. I'm not
going to get into that. It's not my place to talk about it. Good
question, though, I like the angle."
Jagodzinski's coaching style is straight out of the blue-collar
Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wis., where he grew up. When one of
his players makes a mistake in practice, he can expect to hear
about it -- and, more than likely, he'll hear about it in front of
his teammates, rather than behind closed doors.
Jagodzinski, who was the offensive line coach in Atlanta last
year, was brought to Green Bay to install a zone-blocking running
scheme similar to the one used by the Falcons and Denver Broncos.
McCarthy, a former offensive coordinator with the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, calls his own offensive plays
during games and spends most of his time with the offense in
Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.