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Former NFL Coordinator Bill Sheridan To Join BC As Assistant

BC has found their replacement for Paul Pasqualoni

NCAA Football: Boston College at Virginia Tech Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College was short an assistant after defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni joined his protege Matt Patricia with the Detroit Lions. According to multiple reports, Steve Addazio has moved quickly to replace the veteran coach (Per Pete Thamel and Football Scoop)

“Back on February 7th we reported (per sources) that former Lions linebackers coach Bill Sheridan would be joining the staff as linebackers coach. Pete Thamel tweeted today that Sheridan would be joining the BC staff as a defensive assistant, per his sources.”

A Michigan native, Sheridan has a long history both in the NCAA and in the NFL. He started with Maine as a linebackers coach (87-88), then Cincinnati (89-91), Army (92-95) and defensive line coach from 96-97). From West Point he moved to Michigan State again as a linebackers coach from 1998-2000, safeties and special teams coordinator at Notre Dame in 2001, various jobs at Michigan from 2002-2004, then jumped to the NFL as linebackers coach with the New York Giants from 2005-2008, and then their defensive coordinator in 2009. He moved on to be linebackers coach in 2010 and 2011 with the Miami Dolphins, before becoming defensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-2013. He has been the Detroit Lions linebacker coach since then.

His role hasn’t been clarified yet by the school, but we shall hear more on that soon. Clearly he could take over the defensive line role that Pasqualoni held, or move to linebackers like the article suggests. Welcome to the Heights Bill!