January 7, 2009

Boston College fires Jeff Jagodzinski

Boston College has fired head football Coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who had met with the NFL's New York Jets about their coaching vacancy.

BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference. DeFilippo had said earlier that Jagodzinski would be fired if he met with officials of an NFL team.

Jagodzinski, who has previous NFL experience, met with the Jets and later with DeFilippo Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported. The two met again Wednesday to finalize details of the coach's termination, the newspaper said.

The 45-year-old Jagodzinski had a 20-8 record in two seasons at Boston College. The Eagles, 9-5 this season, lost to Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl.

Jagodzinski was the tight ends coach for the Green Bay Packers (1999-2003), offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons (2004-05) and offensive coordinator for the Packers in 2006.

Boston College defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani was the leading candidate to replace Jagodzinski, the Globe said.