It now appears Scot Loeffler is coming to Boston College.
The former offensive coordinator of Temple, Auburn, and Virginia Tech is coming to Chestnut Hill to coach in the same capacity. While the fate of Todd Fitch is unknown—whether the Eagles are bringing Loeffler on as a co-offensive coordinator or demoting Fitch altogether—changes that were coming to the program that has to go about improving on last year's performance are now apparently here.
Loeffler is a former quarterback for Michigan from 1993-1996; a simple Google search can give you his resume. A student assistant on the Michigan staff in 1996 and 1997 led to a graduate assistancy job with the Wolverines between 1998 and 1999, when Tom Brady helped lead the team to an Orange Bowl championship.
After a stop at Central Michigan for two years as the quarterbacks coach, Lloyd Carr rehired Loeffler as his position coach in 2002, a position he held until 2007. That's when the Detroit Lions came calling for a position coach, and the then-33-year-old Loeffler matriculated to the Motor City, keeping his career in what amounted to his home state at the time.
The 2008 Lions were a disaster, however, going 0-16 and getting the entire coaching staff fired. That's when Loeffler left Michigan for the first time in his coaching career, taking the quarterbacks position at Florida in 2009 under an offensive coordinator named Steve Addazio. After two seasons, Addazio took the head coaching position at Temple, bringing his QB position coach with him as offensive coordinator.
After Temple won nine games, Auburn and the SEC came calling for Loeffler in 2012, a one-year stint due to the firing of head coach Gene Chizik. Loeffler turned up at Virginia Tech in the ACC, the offensive coordinator under Frank Beamer. Following Beamer's retirement last season, new head coach Justin Fuente opted to bring in his own guy, releasing Loeffler from his position.
Focusing on the past three years at Virginia Tech, Loeffler is a notable, if sometimes controversial, coach. Instead of looking down the line of his resume, we opted to get a better look at what he brought to the team behind the scenes, as an offensive mind, game planner, and recruiter. With what he leaves behind, we can look at the positives but be mindful of the negatives to get an accurate expectation of what to look for.
Mike McDaniel of Inside the ACC is a noted ACC and Virginia Tech expert. A native of Virginia, he's seen the transition of Virginia Tech under Loeffler for the past three years, providing great insight into what was seen and unseen in Blacksburg in his tenure. He sat down on the debut of our new podcast to talk about Scot Loeffler, his impact on Virginia Tech, and his potential impact at Boston College.