BC hires Don Brown as DC

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.

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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.

© Copyright 2012 Mark, All rights Reserved. Written For: A Jersey Guy
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6 comments for “BC hires Don Brown as DC

  1. Porter
    December 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    USC currently has Sept 7th open and BYU has Sept 14th open. Move the USC game to 9/7 and then play BYU on 9/14.

    Still has you opening against USC, but gets you a quality opponent for the 12th game.

  2. MaroonNGold
    December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Do the White Mules of Colby have an open date?

  3. Ben Dover
    December 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    “Bates presumably does not want to have Bates make his coaching debut at BC on the road at USC, but the options are limited.”

    Coach Flip 2.0 huh?

  4. Ben Dover
    December 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Not even a thanks to your loyal reader? You aren’t in the Christmas spirit yet huh Blauds?

  5. CAG
    December 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    question: do you prefer blaus or blauds? i always assumed blauds, but seeing as you have blaus blog, i am no longer sure which one you prefer. i tend to assume the blaus blog is a spelling error, but it seems you may prefer that. additionally, i have a suggestion. why dont you go with a pun and rename blaus blog. change it from blaus blog to blaus blaug. get it?

  6. December 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    “But UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni could make a move and hire McGovern as his defensive coordinator.”

    True.

    Also true is Paul Pasqualoni could make a move and hire George McGovern as his defensive coordinator. Or anyone willing to take the job, really.

    Not sure UConn fans could possibly hate PP any more than they already do, but Govs as D-Coord was an abject failure and that “move” would likely result in torches and pitchforks.

    Govs is a solid LB’s coach but I doubt he’ll get another DC gig anytime remotely soon.

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