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News » Bucs tab ex-BC coach Jagodzinski as coordinator


Bucs tab ex-BC coach Jagodzinski as coordinator


Bucs tab ex-BC coach Jagodzinski as coordinator
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Three weeks after being dismissed by Boston College for pursuing an NFL head coaching job, Jeff Jagodzinski was hired Thursday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive coordinator.


Jagodzinski, who led Boston College to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in each of his two seasons, was fired Jan. 7 after being told he would be let go if he interviewed for the New York Jets' coaching vacancy.

He went on the interview despite the ultimatum and was fired the next day. The Jets job eventually went to Rex Ryan.

Jagodzinski also was a candidate to be the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator before accepting the job with the Bucs, who fired coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen two weeks ago.

Raheem Morris, who at 32 is the youngest head coach in the NFL, succeeded Gruden and hired Bill Bates as his defensive coordinator last week. The Bucs also announced the hiring Thursday of Pete Mangurian as offensive line coach.

Jagodzinski led Boston College to a pair of bowl appearances and lost twice to Virginia Tech in the ACC title game during his brief stay with the Eagles. He was an NFL assistant for eight years with the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons before moving to BC, where he tutored this year's NFL rookie of the year Matt Ryan.

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Added: January 29, 2009

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