Bowling Green has announced that Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler has been hired to lead the program.
A college coaching veteran with stops at Michigan, Central Michigan, Florida, Temple, Auburn, and Virginia Tech, this marks the first head coaching opportunity for Loeffler. In 2008 he coached the quarterbacks for the Detroit Lions, and has been a coordinator at the college level at Temple and Auburn for a season each, before moving onto Virginia Tech and Boston College. In 2016, he joined Addazio's staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The offense at Boston College got back on track this season under Loeffler after struggling a bit in 2017, averaging 32 points per game after averaging about a touchdown less last season.
Loeffler, who has worked under both Urban Meyer and Lloyd Carr during his coaching journey, replaces Mike Jinks, who went 7-24 in just under three seasons leading the team, including a 1-6 start to this season. Following his dismissal after week seven, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini took over and went 2-3.
Prior to Jinks, the BGSU program had been led by some high quality coaches that eventually left for Power 5 jobs. From 2009-13 it was Dave Clawson who left for Wake Forest, and then it was Dino Cabers from 2014-15 who has since taken over the Syracuse program. Of course, Urban Meyer led the program for two seasons in 2001 and 2002 before heading to Utah, then Florida, and now Ohio State.
With previous ties to the midwest from stops at Michigan, CMU, and Temple, and opportunities coaching under Lloyd Carr and Meyer, it will be interesting to see if Loeffler can match the success of some of his predeccesors who turned their success at BG into Power 5 job opportunities.
With the hire, Bowling Green joins Kansas (Les Miles), North Carolina (Mack Brown), and Western Kentucky (Tyson Helton) as schools that have filled their head coaching posts. Keep track of all head coaching movement at the NFL and college level here.
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