The Boston Globe’s Mark Blaudschun, amplifying an earlier report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, writes that BC head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski has been told he’s history at Chestnut Hill if he interviews for the New York Jets’ head coaching vacancy.
Sources familiar with the situation at BC confirmed that Jagodzinski had been given an ultimatum by school officials and that Jagodzinski contacted members of his staff yesterday telling them he had a decision to make and that the situation would be resolved by tomorrow.
When contacted last night BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo said, “You’ll have to talk to Jeff Jagodzinski. It was his initiative.”
Although Jagodzinski is not regarded as the leading candidate for the Jets job, the second-year BC coach does have ties with Jets quarterback Brett Favre, who may have used his influence to get Jagodzinski on what has turned into a lengthy list of candidates.
The story began evolving several days ago when Jagodzinski’s name surfaced in published reports as a candidate, which was news to BC officials, who dismissed the reports since no one from the Jets had sought permission to speak with Jagodzinski.
When school officials asked Jagodzinski about the reports, the coach told them he had been contacted by the Jets and he was considering interviewing to gauge their interest.
Jagodzinski has led BC to back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division titles, but his recent pedigree has been in the NFL, where he had been an assistant since 1999. Included in that period were two stints with Favre in Green Bay. Jagodzinski served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator in 2006 just before moving to the Heights.