Report: Jagodzinski going to Boston College

Jeff Jagodzinski, in his first year as the Packers' offensive coordinator, will be the new head coach at Boston College.

The Associated Press is reporting that Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski will be named the head coach at Boston College.

According to the report, Jagodzinski, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Boston College in 1997 and 1998, is expected to be introduced at a Wednesday news conference.

"BC is a real prestigious place, and that's about it. That's all I'm going to talk about that," he told reporters last week.

Jagodzinski — assuming he accepts the job — would replace Tom O'Brien, who took the head job at North Carolina State earlier this month. The Eagles have gone to eight consecutive bowl games, and have won the last six of them.

The other top candidate was Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple, who also interviewed last week.

Jagodzinski was hired by first-year coach Mike McCarthy to install the zone-blocking scheme he learned while the offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Packers' offense has been plagued by inconsistency all season, though starting three rookies on the offensive line and having only one big-time receiving target hasn't helped. The Packers rank ninth in the NFL in yards (340.4) but only 21st in points (19.0).

"I just think he has a number of the qualities that you're looking for, communication, knowledge, work ethic," McCarthy said last week while touting Jagodzinski for the job. "I think those are all key factors that make him a good candidate. I'm pro career advancement and will support him and help him."

Jagodzinski hasn't accepted the job, but there's no reason to believe he wouldn't. He'd get a significant pay raise, a higher-profile job — McCarthy, not Jagodzinski, calls the plays in Green Bay — and added job security. McCarthy was given only a three-year contract, and if the Packers don't turn the corner next year, there was a chance the entire coaching staff could be dismissed.

More than likely, the Packers would retain the zone scheme. Offensive line coach Joe Philbin has worked with Jagodzinski for the season, and also learned the scheme while the line coach at Iowa. Philbin, in fact, could be the front-runner to replace Jagodzinski.

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