Officials at Boston College have interviewed Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski for the school's head coach vacancy, league and team sources confirmed on Tuesday evening. But while he is believed to be a solid candidate, Jagodzinski has not yet been offered the job.
During a two-year tenure at Boston College (1997-98) early in his career, Jagodzinski, who is regarded as a terrific teacher, was the offensive coordinator on the staff of recently departed head coach Tom O'Brien.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that the school also met in the past several days with Steelers quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple, who has previous head coaching experience at New Haven (1988-93), Brown (1994-97) and the University of Massachusetts (1998-2003).
O'Brien left Boston College last week after 10 seasons to become coach at North Carolina State.
There is no timetable for replacing O'Brien, although Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo has moved quickly to assemble a so-called "short list" and to arrange interviews. It is believed school officials will interview several more candidates, including some currently employed as NFL assistants and others with league experience.
Jagodzinski, 43, is in his first season as the Packers' offensive coordinator but in his seventh year as an NFL assistant. He previously worked with the Packers (1999-2003) and Atlanta Falcons (2004-05). His primary duties before being hired by first-year Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy this season were as a tight ends and offensive line assistant.
Before working in the NFL, Jagodzinski worked in the college ranks at Wisconsin-Whitewater (1985), Northern Illinois (1986), LSU (1987-88), East Carolina (1989-96) and Boston College (1997-98).
Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.