Heights Sports editor Greg Joyce is reporting that Boston College special teams coach Dave Brock is leaving the Boston College football program to become the offensive coordinator at Rutgers under first year coach Kyle Flood.
"Boston College football coach Dave Brock will be leaving to take the position of offensive coordinator at Rutgers University for the 2012 season. The move has been confirmed by a BC source, though no official announcement has been made yet by either BC or Rutgers."
The move is hardly surprising for Brock, who was tabbed as interim offensive coordinator after Kevin Rogers took a leave of absence after the UCF game. After serving as BC's OC for 10 games, he was more or less demoted to Special Teams coach following BC's hire of OC Doug Martin.
Brock has past offensive coordinator experience, having called the offense at Kansas State (2008), Temple (2002-04) and Hofstra (2000-02). So it only makes sense that he'd jump at the opportunity of going back to being a coordinator at a BCS AQ program.
I liked that Spaz was able to retain Brock and had moved him to Special Teams, as I thought he could breathe new life into a unit that has struggled, particularly in the return game. This feels like a loss especially when it comes to recruiting. Rutgers just hauled in a top 25 recruiting class this past season and Brock should help Flood continue that momentum on the recruiting trail.
Hopefully BC's replacement is a strong recruiter that fits well with the Eagles' recruiting strategy, whatever that strategy may be.