Former Boston College Football Coach Jeff Jagodzinski Joins United Football League


Jeff Jagodzinski will make his return to football this fall.

According to The Omaha World-Herald, the former Boston College football coach will become the head coach of the United Football League's Omaha franchise.

"This is what I do,"' Jagodzinski told the paper. "This is what I've been doing my whole life. Getting an opportunity to run a team again is great."

Jagodzinski went 20-8 in two seasons with the Eagles but was fired after interviewing for the New York Jets head coaching position in January of 2009. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers named Jagodzinski the team's offensive coordinator three weeks later, but the team relieved him of his duties nine days before the start of the regular season.

The Wisconsin native is happy his new job will allow him to coach close to his home.

"I'm a Midwest guy. My dad was a cop. My mom was a teacher. I think I can really relate to Nebraska people," Jagodzinski said. "I grew up in a house just like the one that people who will come to our games live in."

The former Packers offensive coordinator won’t have Matt Ryan to run his team's offense anymore, but he already knows how he wants his offense to run.

"One thing about this league, these players will be hungry," Jagodzinski said. "We're going to be a tough, physical team. That's what you think of when you think of Nebraska people. We're going to be a downhill running football team, with heavy play-action."

Want to see how Jagodzinski fares? Football fans can watch Jagodzinski and much more UFL action on Thursday nights on Versus and HDNet beginning in October. 

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