It has not been made official, but multiple sources on Twitter are reporting that Boston College Football’s Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line coach Al Washington is leaving the Eagles for the University of Cincinnati.
Al Washington to be named DL coach for the #Bearcats. https://t.co/ZO3WzfmmKZ pic.twitter.com/Ed29sULwhD— BearcatReport.com (@BearcatReport) January 4, 2017
We heard BC coach Al Washington may be a possibility, now seems like all but official.— BearcatJournal.com (@BearcatJournal) January 4, 2017
BC DE Harold Landry had 15 sacks this year...
This is... pretty bad. Al Washington is one of BC football’s most important coaches, in particular with his ability to sell the school and bring in some of the Eagles’ best recruits. And as @BearcatJournal pointed out, Washington was the DL coach for Harold Landry, who tallied 15 sacks and may be an NFL first round pick this season.
This news was first spotted on twitter by @BCdee97, and is being reported on a few different Cincinnati Bearcats-related accounts.
As we’ve said, this is not official news, but it certainly appears that one of the most important members of the Boston College football coaching staff may be on his way out to greener pastures. We’ll keep an eye on this and will update as we learn anything new.
UPDATE: BC Athletics has confirmed the move, and has also announced that former linebacker Ricky Brown has signed on as an assistant coach. Brown’s role with the team has not yet been determined.
"We wish Coach Washington and his family the best as they return to their native Ohio," added Addazio. "I would like to thank him for all his efforts during his time at BC as he truly made a great impact on our program."
Best of luck to Coach Washington on the move to Cincinnati... the Eagles are definitely going to miss him.