RE: “But it's hard to feel too sorry for Boston College. They hired a guy they knew averaged less than three years with any given employer since college.”
There’s a lot of reasons it’s hard to feel sorry for Boston College, but that’s another comment for another blog post on another day.
First off, to expect a guy in that industry and that level of his career to stay in one place for an extended period of time is probably misguided. It might be worse in college basketball than college football. But consider the start to this football coaching career, as chronicled on Wikipedia:
“Assistant coaching jobs at Hastings (1964), Wichita State (1965), Army (1966–69), Florida State (1970–72), Vanderbilt (1973–74), and Texas Tech (1975–77). He was also the head coach at Air Force (1978). In 1979, joined the New York Giants as the defensive coordinator under Ray Perkins. In 1980, he left to join the New England Patriots as the linebackers coach under Ron Erhardt for one year before returning to the Giants as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. When Perkins announced on December 15, 1982 that he was leaving the Giants at the end of the season to become head coach at the University of Alabama, the Giants announced that this guy would succeed him as head coach.”
Do you think Air Force, or the Giants, hesitated to hire Bill Parcells? When he turned 45; In 1986, he led the Giants to the first of two Super Bowls.
I can’t wait to read the smear job in a few weeks or months about how the real harm Jagodzinski did was to his student-atheletes, who Boston College was shocked (shocked!) to discover weren’t all working a GPA well north of 3.5.
Sorry. They’re a second rate college football school. Just good enough to knock off a declining national power once in a while and make a Bowl game that’s not played on Jan 1 or after.