Former Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers has been named offensive coordinator at Boston College, the school announced on Monday. Rogers replaces Gary Tranquill, who recently announced his retirement.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement,” coach Frank Spaziani said in a prepared statement. “Kevin Rogers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. He is an accomplished tactician and, more importantly, a man of great integrity and leadership skills. We are excited to have him join the Eagle family, and I know our student-athletes and fans will be as well.”
This is a great hire, and with all due respect to the assistants on the Eagles' staff, it's a better move than promoting from within because of the wealth of experience Rogers brings. He's not only worked with Brett Favre, he's also worked with the likes of former Virginia Tech quarterbacks Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick. He coached at Virginia Tech from 2002-05, and his return to the ACC will add even more spice to the Hokies-Eagles series. He's got a talented young quarterback to mold in Chase Rettig, and the ACC's leading returning rusher in Montel Harris. Rogers' collegiate coaching resume also includes stops at Notre Dame and Syracuse, where he coached another great quarterback in Donovan McNabb.
BC's offense needed an instant upgrade, and it looks like it got one with this hire.