Boston College is set to hire a familiar face to the region as their next football coach. A former coach for the New England Patriots has been one of the Eagles’ top targets this week. The Patriots had a large staff turnover following their season when Bill Belichick parted ways with the organization.
Former Patriots coaches have struggled to find NFL jobs
Belichick and his offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, have not found work in the NFL since leaving the Patriots. O’Brien accepted the offensive coordinator gig with Ohio State earlier this year.
But Ohio State could have another vacancy to fill soon.
Boston College is set to hire a former New England Patriots coach
Per Kevin J. Stone with the New England Football Journal, BC is set to hire O’Brien. The Eagles are expected to announce O’Brien’s hiring Friday or Saturday.
Being told that BC is in fact going with Bill O’Brien. Most likely announced tomorrow, possibly Saturday. The week-long saga was more of a formality than anything else. BOB was interested from the jump & mostly everyone involved with the decision making had him at the top of the…
— Kevin J. Stone (@kstone06) February 9, 2024
Bill O’Brien has head coach experience
O’Brien has been a head coach at the NFL level for the Houston Texans from the 2014-2020 seasons. He also has experience as a head coach at the college level, when O’Brien led the Penn State program for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
O’Brien earned a 15-9 record during his two seasons at Penn State. He had an overall 52-48 record as the head coach of the Texans.
The Eagles job came open late in the coaching carousel this year. Former head coach Jeff Hafley left the BC program to take the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator position last week.
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