Monday, September 12, 2011
BC's Kevin Rogers takes leave of absence
By Heather Dinich
Boston College first-year offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers has asked for a leave of absence for health reasons, and will be out indefinitely, the school announced on Monday.
Tight ends coach Dave Brock has been named acting offensive coordinator and will coach the quarterbacks. Graduate assistant Ben Johnson will be elevated to tight ends coach on an interim basis.
“Our football program operates as a family unit, and we are totally supportive of Kevin,” coach Frank Spaziani said in a prepared statement. “I would like to ask our fans and followers to support Kevin and respect his privacy. I have the utmost confidence in Dave Brock, and we will begin the transition immediately.”
This is most unfortunate for Rogers, who is a well-respected, well-liked coach and one of the good guys in the business. Whatever it is, hopefully it won't sideline him for too long. BC's offense, which has only averaged 10 points through two games, didn't need any more bad news, but obviously Rogers' health is the bigger concern for the Eagles.