Boston College must really like Jeff Jagodzinski, the school’s head football coach. Why? They’ve told Jagodzinski that if he interviews for the New York Jets job that he’d be fired.
While BC is obviously trying to keep their head coach, this ultimatum is a bit extreme. Are they really that scared that Jagodzinski would get the job? At best, he’s a dark horse to land the Jets job.
All BC is doing with this ultimatum is making the next few coaches think twice about signing on the bottom line. If your school doesn’t want you to potentially further your career — or at least get the opportunity to interview — that’s not exactly the best selling point for future candidates.
If Boston College wanted to be smart, they’d bac off and let Jagodzinski get the interview. He’s likely not getting the job, so there’d be no real harm. Plus, the publicity hit isn’t worth trying to scare him away from the NFL interview.