The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News also floated University of Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema's name for the Alabama gig.
The Boston College opening makes some sense, with Sherman's East Coast roots. He was born in Norwood, Mass., and was an offensive line coach or offensive coordinator at Holy Cross from 1983 to 1988.
Sherman was fired after last season, after the Packers went 4-12. He posted a 53-27 record in Green Bay. He was 22-3 at home during his first three seasons, including playoffs, before going 13-14 at Lambeau Field over his final three seasons. The Packers suffered their only Lambeau playoff losses during his tenure, to Atlanta following the 2002 season and to Minnesota following the 2004 season.
Alabama is looking for a coach after firing Mike Shula and being turned down by Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban and West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez.
Boston College is looking for a coach after Tom O'Brien bolted to North Carolina State.
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