In a move which will bring some instant credibility to his staff, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio will hire former UMass and Northeastern head coach Don Brown as the Eagles’ new defensive coordinator.
The news was first reported in CBSsports.com. Brown comes to BC from Paul Pasqualoni’s staff at Connecticut. The Spencer, Mass. native had stops as the head coach at UMass (2004-2008), Northeastern (2000-2003) and Plymouth State (1993-95). He was also the defensive coordinator at Maryland and UConn.
Addazio already has tabbed former BC wide receivers coach Ryan Day as his offensive coordinator and Bill McGovern, who was former BC coach Frank Spaziani’s DC, is reportedly in the mix to become the Eagles’ linebackers coach.
But UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni could make a move and hire McGovern as his defensive coordinator.
After several weeks of negotiating and working out the final details, new Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates has finally put together thie pieces of next season’s schedule.
According to sources familiar with the process, BC has added New Mexico State as its 12th game and will play the Aggies at Alumni Stadium on Nov. 9.
The Eagles will open with Stony Brook at home on August 31st and will also play Army and USC in their other non-conference games.
With a limited amount of schools having openings, Bates tried to work deals with dates that fit the Eagles schedule. Currently, BC opens the 2013 season at USC on Sept. 14, with open dates on August 31 and Sept. 7
Bates presumably does not want to have Addazio make his coaching debut at BC on the road at USC, but the options are limited. Opening against an FCS school Stony Brook should provide a proper warm up for the Eagles, although the interest level appears minimal.
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