Posted by Walter
The Boston Herald is reporting that Boston College will hire Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski as their new head coach. As you all may well know I was pulling hard for former UMass head man Mark Whipple, but this could be an equally outstanding hire for the Eagles. Jagodzinski brings with him a creative offensive mind, as well as the NFL pedigree that will help him recruit top talent to Chestnut Hill. Early reports indicate that Jagodzinski could retain some of Tom O'Brien's staff, including longtime defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani. Spaz is one of the most respected defensive minds in the business, and hia years of experience would go a long way towards easing Jagodzinski's transition, as JJ has no previous head coaching experience.
California media outlets are also reporting that Stanford will hire former NFL quarterback and current University of San Diego head coach Jim Harbaugh to fill their vacancy. This hiring is somewhat puzzling to me. While Stanford has been a Pac-10 doormat as of late, it is still one of the top institutions in the nation and has a rich football history. It suprises me that the Stanford AD could not lure a more high profile (a.k.a. better) football coach to Palo Alto than Harbaugh. What is even more suprising is that Auburn offensive coordinator, and former bay area resident, never got a serious look from Stanford. Harbaugh was a decent NFL quarterback, but he is a midwest guy, having played his college ball at Michigan and most of his pro career in Chicago and Indianapolis. I wish him the best of luck at Stanford, but this does not seem like a match that will end well for either party.
Quick prediction......with Stanford hiring Harbaugh, Al Borges name will soon come to the forefront for the Alabama vacancy. Borges has long been a hotshot up-and-comer, and hiring him away from Bama's arch rival could be just about the only thing they can do to save face in this whole coaching debacle.