BC Interruption's Eric Hoffses has learned that Boston College is putting the finishing touches to bring former Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler as its new offensive coordinator.
It is unclear at this time if the Eagles are hiring Loeffler to be the co-offensive coordinator along with current coach Todd Fitch or if Fitch will be reassigned.
Boston College is hiring Loeffler after finishing 127th in the nation in total offense last season. The Eagles finished 125th in passing offense and 84th in rushing while averaging only 17.2 points per game (121st).
Loeffler comes to Boston College with a career spent coaching some of the best collegiate quarterbacks. He was the quarterbacks coach in 2009 and 2010 for a Florida team featuring Tim Tebow before matriculating to Temple with his offensive coordinator boss, Steve Addazio. After one season at Temple, Loeffler accepted the same position at Auburn in 2012. But after one season in the SEC, head coach Gene Chizik was fired, and incoming coach Gus Malzahn released all assistants from their positions. That led Loeffler to Virginia Tech, where he has been since 2013.
At Virginia Tech, he took over an offense that finished 101st in the FBS in his first year as offensive coordinator. The unit improved to 94th overall in his second year before jumping to 53rd this past season. Justin Fuente hired Brad Cornelson as his offensive coordinator in Blacksburg when he was hired to replace the retiring Frank Beamer.
A former quarterback at Michigan, Loeffler started his career as a student and graduate assistant for the Wolverines before becoming the quarterbacks coach for Central Michigan in 2000. He returned to Michigan in 2002 in the position coach, staying for six years.
In 2008, he became quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions at the NFL level but returned to college after one season. It is interesting to note that those Lions were the only team to finish with a 0-16 record in NFL history.
He joins Jim Reid as part of the changes throughout the offseason between the Eagles' 3-9 season in 2015 and their upcoming 2016 slate. Don Brown, the coordinator of last season's #1-ranked defense, departed for Michigan in December, necessitating the hire of Reid from Iowa's staff.
We have reached out to Boston College's athletics department for comment. Further details will be provided as they become available.
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