Monday, January 5, 2009

BC coach on Jets' radar

The NFL's New York Jets have contacted Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski about their head coaching job, according to The Boston Globe.

Citing unidentified school sources, the Globe reports that the second-year Eagles coach is on a relatively short list of known candidates to follow Eric Mangini, who was dismissed early last week. Jagodzinski denied having had contact with the pro team.

According to ESPN, if Jagodzinski interviews with the Jets, BC will fire him and promote offensive coordinator Steve Logan.

Jagodzinski was an assistant for the Green Bay Packers before landing the BC job after the end of the 2006 season. He was the team's offensive coordinator when Brett Favre, now with the Jets, was still the Packers' quarterback.

New York Giants assistant Steve Spagnuolo is widely reported to be the Jets' No. 1 target, but he would be unavailable to take the job until after the Giants complete their run in the NFL playoffs.

At BC, Jagodzinski's first team finished 11-3. His '08 team went 9-5, but both reached the ACC championship game, losing each time to Virginia Tech.

Jagodzinski first began to gain coaching acclaim as an assistant to Logan at ECU. Logan now works as Boston College's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. -- J.P. Giglio