Jagodzinski, Boston College make it official

Packers offensive coordinator hired as Eagles head coach

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, who held the same job at Boston College a decade ago, has signed a five-year contract to become the school's head coach, according to the Associated Press.

"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 are contagious."

The offer was first reported Monday but confirmed by the school on Tuesday. Jagodzinski is scheduled to be introduced on campus Wednesday night.

Jagodzinski, 43, is expected to earn between $800,000 and $1.1 million in total salary, including shoe endorsements, base salary and media shows. He is earning about $550,000 this season with the Packers, according to reports.

Jagodzinski 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. He rejoined Green Bay this year for his first stint as an NFL coordinator.

Jagodzinski spent 14 years as a college coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater, Northern Illinois, Louisiana State 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.

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