Boston College held their annual spring press conference today in Chestnut Hill and head coach Steve Addazio dropped some pretty major news:
OFFICIAL: Addazio announces Bill Sheridan will become the BC defensive coordinator moving forward, while Jim Reid stays on staff as defensive ends coach. pic.twitter.com/HWroMCv7xD— BC Football (@BCFootball) February 20, 2019
No idea at the time of this writing why Reid took a demotion, he is getting up there in age, but Sheridan is an interesting DC candidate with good experience. He was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants in 2009, and for the Tampa Bucs in 2012-13. Last season he was the linebackers coach for the Eagles, his first on the Heights.
There is going to be a lot of speculation going on with this move, most notably if BC had the opportunity to offer this role in time to Anthony Campanile before he took a position at the University of Michigan, if he was gone before they had the opportunity to, or if Michigan was too good of an offer even if it appears to technically be a demotion. Again, I don’t know the answers to this, but it definitely would be interesting to know.
At the press conference today, Sheridan spoke to the press and acknowledged the biggest thing he wants to work on this spring:
“We thought our third-down defense needs to improve. It’s a very critical area in football. That will be a point of emphasis through our spring practice.” - Sheridan on areas of focus within the defense.— BC Football (@BCFootball) February 20, 2019
Best of luck to Bill.