Boston College coaching candidates: Who succeeds Jeff Hafley?
The timing could work against BC here, but there are still several promising candidates who are likely available.
The calendar is turning to February, and college football has another head-coaching opening.
Jeff Hafley’s surprising departure to become the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator means there is an ACC head-coach opening at an unusual time of the year.
This job has promise. It also has its difficulties. Hafley is the first BC coach to not get fired since Tom O’Brien left for NC State in 2006. Hafley also had a losing record.
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Still, there are quality coaches out there, and the timing could work in those guys’ favor.
Let’s take a look at some potential candidates.
Jason Candle, Toledo. Candle has done everything he can possibly do with the Rockets, going 65-35 with two MAC titles and three MAC title game appearances. Toledo ran the regular-season MAC table this year before losing in the conference title game. The 44-year-old hails from the famed Mount Union coaching tree and has spent almost all of his life in Ohio, but he is a Red Sox fan with an affinity for Boston and BC could prove to be a good fit for a guy who has been in the mix for a number of power conference jobs lately.