Iowa linebackers coach will be the next Boston College defensive coordinator per a report from Hawkeye Report, the University of Iowa affiliate with Rivals.
Neither school has publicly confirmed the news so we cannot say definitively if this is true. The first report came from Mark Blaudschun, former Boston Globe scribe now running an independent blog at A Jersey Guy.
Reid, the former defensive coordinator for the 7-4-1 Eagles of 1994 (who won the Aloha Bowl over Kansas State), has a 40-plus year career spanning multiple divisions and the NFL. The former head coach at UMass, Richmond, and Virginia Military Institute, he's most recently been the defensive coordinator and associate head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers under former head coach Mike London before heading for Iowa as the linebackers coach under Kirk Ferentz.
As a head coach, he compiled five conference championships in both the Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10, along with five Coach of the Year Awards. Including his time at VMI, he finished his head coaching tenures with an 87-101-3 record.
Since 2013, as part of the Iowa staff, Reid helped construct a roster that went through an undefeated regular season this past year. Iowa finished the regular season 12-0, winning the Big Ten West Division. They fell to Michigan State, however, in the Big Ten Championship Game, finishing the season ranked fifth in the CFP Rankings. They were relegated out of the College Football Playoff with the loss to the traditional Big Ten slot in the Rose Bowl, where they lost to Pac-12 champion Stanford.
We have independently reached out to Boston College for confirmation of the stories.
Reid is also a true blue "Massachusetts guy," having been born in Medford and having attended college in New England at Maine. His son, Matt, is also the head baseball coach at Army West Point.
Stay tuned for further information as it develops.
UPDATE (5:23 PM ET): Multiple reports are now calling Reid as the next defensive coordinator, including The Boston Herald's Rich Thompson, and MyFoxBoston, although MyFoxBoston (Fox 25 News in Boston, MA) is quoting the Hawkeye Report referenced above. There has still been no confirmation from either institution that Reid is leaving Iowa for Boston College.