BOSTON -- Boston College hired Green Bay Packers offensive
coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, a former BC assistant, to be its head
coach and signed him to a five-year contract.
"He has respect for the outstanding tradition of BC football.
He understands the mission of Boston College and the importance of
academics to our program," athletic director Gene DeFilippo said
in a statement. "He brings great personal integrity to the
position and will continue to recruit scholar-athletes who will
represent our institution with class. He has proven that he is an
outstanding football coach, and his energy, enthusiasm and passion
The offer was first reported Monday but confirmed by the school
on Tuesday. Jagodzinski is scheduled to be introduced on campus
Jagodzinski, 43, remained in Green Bay to prepare for the
Packers' game Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings. He was
not available for comment, Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said.
A Wisconsin native, Jagodzinski 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
Jagodzinski spent 14 years as a college coach at
Wisconsin-Whitewater, Northern Illinois, LSU and East Carolina
before serving as offensive coordinator at BC in 1997-98. In each
season, the BC offense averaged more than 400 yards per game and
allowed the fewest sacks in the Big East.