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UMass Football Coaching Search Rife With Boston College Connections

UMass football, who will be transitioning to Division I-A and the MAC next season (#MACtion!), continues its coaching search. On AD John McCutcheon's wish list are plenty of coaches with BC connections.

Of course, it just wouldn't seem right if a Mark Blaudschun Globe coaching search article didn't lead with current Cleveland Browns QB coach / former UMass head coach / ever the BC coaching bridesmaid Mark Whipple mentioned as a coaching candidate. But it's the coaches with actual BC connections that are much more interesting.

"McCutcheon also is expected to talk to Boston College defensive coordinator Bill McGovern in the next few days.

Other possible candidates include former BC assistant coach Jack Bicknell Jr., currently the New York Giants assistant offensive line coach; former BC quarterback Mike Kruczek, who spent six seasons as head coach at Central Florida; and University of Pittsburgh assistant head coach Calvin Magee."

The big name on that list is Boston College's DC Bill McGovern. Should McGovern get the nod, Blauds not so subtly suggested earlier this week that Spaz may take over the added responsibilities of defensive coordinator.

I suppose I wouldn't be opposed to this if it meant Spaz ceded more control of the offense to the OC (Brock? Rogers?). Focus on your strengths and give your offensive coordinator more autonomy to operate. There's nowhere to go but up for the offense, right?