The Boston College Eagles saw fit to fire their football coach Jeff Jagodzinski .One could question the temerity of the AD Gene De Fillippo to fire the head coach. But he was implicitly told not to interview for the vacant head coaching position with the NFL’s New York Jets.
And as much as one could view this a restraint of trade. The AD was quite within his rights to act in such a way. But what ought one to make of Jagodzinki’s own desire to coach within the NFL. It’s every college coach’s ambition to aspire to coach in the professional ranks. As it now stands the Jets are still in their search process for what they deem to be the right candidate. They’re holding interviews but as of yet an official announcement has yet to be made. With the fallout that has taken place since the abrupt firing of Eric Mangini and the apparent abrupt end to their season. One can only surmise that the Brett Favre saga , trials and tribulations may well be over with the franchise. He’s stated that it is his intention to think over his decision carefully. If it’s anything like those of the past concerning his on and off decision making as to his career. We may well be in for the sort of idiocy not seen Gov Sarah Palin sought to allay us with the fact that she was ready to serve as Sen. John McCain’s vice Presidential running mate when seeking the presidency.
Boston College AD Gene DeFillippo makes the announcement that head coach Jeff Jagodzinski had been fired after the coach interviewed for the vacant head coach’s position with the New York Jets. DeFillippo had warned his coach that in seeking the position he would be fired with cause. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Steve Savoia …………………………..
As to Jagodzinki’s future it is wholeheartedly felt that he may well find his way back into the college ranks. From the NFL standpoint it’s hard to say whether or not he’ll be hired a franchise within the NFL. Bearing in mind that Jagodzinski is still under contract having signed a five year deal which he was just two years into. It begs the question where’s the loyalty ? Players have to sit out a year should they seek to leave a Division 1-A program for elsewhere. No such thing when it comes to a coach who eschews such things. Perhaps finally this is the sort of thing whereby when you’re obligated to a contract you honor it.
Jeff Jagondzinksi the now former coach of the Boston College Eagles. Jagondzinski sought to interview for the vacant position with the New York Jets. Having been warned by the AD that he would be fired were he to go ahead with and interview for the vacancy. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Adam Hunger……….
This season for Boston College was somewhat of a down year and with a 9-5 record them not having the chance to make a postseason appearance in a bowl game. It can be said that for Jagodzinski there was something to build on for the future. But obviously he felt that his fortunes lay elsewhere. If nothing else his ambition far exceeded the expectation as to what he thinks he’s worth. The ACC for all of its relevancy is a division that’s more widely known for its basketball acumen. But coming off last season where Matt Ryan now of the Atlanta Falcons had a wonderful season for the Eagles. That being said it merely shows that the college football game is a very fickle one. So too are the characters within the game from the coaches on down to the players. They all aspire to make it at the next level but their pedigree has to be of merit.