Boston College officially named Scot Loeffler as the school's new offensive coordinator, confirming reports by BC Interruption's Eric Hoffses that the former Virginia Tech Hokies coach was headed to Chestnut Hill.
The news headlined a host of other coaching changes at Boston College, including the naming of an associate defensive coordinator and a new special teams coach.
The Eagles reassigned former offensive coordinator Todd Fitch back to coaching wide receivers, a spot he held under Steve Addazio in 2013 and 2014.
Ben Albert, the team's defensive line coach, received a promotion to associate coordinator of defense under new defensive coordinator Jim Reid, while Al Washington, the outside linebackers coach, was named special teams coach. In addition, offensive line coach Justin Frye will oversee all aspects of the ground game through his promotion to run game coordinator.
The BC shuffling of coaches included naming Brian White the running backs coach, a position he held at Wisconsin when he coached Ron Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner.
But the biggest shockwave was the confirmation of Loeffler as the offensive coordinator.
"I am excited to be a part of Coach Addazio's program," Loeffler said in the BC-released statement. "Boston College is not only a great academic institution with a great college community, but it also has rich football tradition. The administration is great; I know Brad Bates from my Michigan days. It's exciting to be part of such a great institution with fantastic people."
Loeffler was most recently the offensive coordinator of Virginia Tech following stints at both Auburn and Temple. The offensive coordinator for one year under Steve Addazio in Philadelphia, he moved to the SEC under Gene Chizik before the head man's firing and replacement by Gus Malzahn. He has also coached under Addazio when the current BC head coach was the offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer at Florida.
Among the players Loeffler coached include Michael Brewer and Isaiah Ford on this most recent Virginia Tech team, as well as Auburn's Tre Mason. He was also the quarterbacks coach at Florida during the Tim Tebow era. While holding the same position at Michigan, he was the position coach for Chad Henne, the only true freshman to win a Big Ten championship and start in a BCS bowl game. He also mentored John Navarre.
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