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Thursday, January 29, 2009
BC putting pieces together

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The promotion of linebackers coach Bill McGovern to defensive coordinator is a good move by coach Frank Spaziani, and one that makes sense. The players know McGovern and respect him, and it will make for a smooth transition. It also helps that Spaziani and McGovern have worked together for the past nine seasons and share the same philosophies that have made the Eagles' defense so successful in the past.

It will be interesting to see, though, how involved Spaziani remains with the defense, and how much freedom McGovern is given to call the plays.

There are still a few positions that need to be filled, but Boston College now has an answer for recruits when it comes to coordinators, and a head coach with the program's best interests at heart.