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Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:31 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 2:08 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

There have already been a couple of big names floated as candidates for the head coaching job at Tulane in recent days, most notably Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez, but it seems Tulane is smart enough to realize it shouldn't put all its eggs in those baskets. After all, the odds of either Rodriguez or Leach deciding to start over again at Tulane aren't great.

Which is why it's not all that surprising to see the school look to catch a smaller fish as well. According to The Times-Picayune, one such fish would be former Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who interviewed for the job last week.

Jagodzinski had been at Boston College for two years and led the Eagles to an 11-3 record in 2007 before being fired in 2008 for interviewing with the New York Jets. Jagodzinski went 20-8 in his two seasons in Chestnut Hill.

He has plenty of experience in both professional and college football, having coached for East Carolina, LSU, Northern Illinois, and the Green Bay Packers at different times in his career. His latest job was with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

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Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:03 am

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

17-4 in 97 & 98. i'll take a new coach every 3 years if only to be so thrilled at Tulane Football games.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:34 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

I'd rather have a new coach every 2 or 3 years if it means a winning season and bowl birth in one of them vs. thirteen seasons of losing more and more greenwave fans (with exception of 2004 hawaii bowl win). And it's not cause Tulane hasn't had share of talent: Shaun King, Pat Ramsey, JP Losman, Mewelde Moore and Matt Forte (all NFL contributors, and the latter still).

I've attended Tulane Football games since the superdome's birth in '75 (and I were 8 years old), and this 2011 season is the first year I've never attended a game. The humiliation has finally taken its toll on me.

I'm 100% back in next year, no matter who they hire. Because like I said, I'll take a new coach every 2-3 years, if it means at least a 6 win season (c'mon, you're in CUSA, and Tulane was once an elite powerhouse in college football.)

It's time to bring back the history, the tradition, the legacy that is Tulane Green Wave Football.

Roll Wave Roll!
gary alipio

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 4:37 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

It seems that the comments are Anti Jagodzinski, I can't beleive that their are so many bashers on this coach.  Let's see he went 20- 8 in 2 seasons @ BC now lets compare him to the previous Head Coaches @ BC.    A .714 winning is not bad, in todays Sports Climate its about $$$, maybe he wanted more $$$, but possibly he wanted back in the professional ranks where he had obtained most of his coaching experience.

1981–1990 59-55-1 .513
1991–1993 21-13-1 .600
1994–1996 16-19-1 .444
1997–2006 75-45-0 .625
2007–2008 20-8-0 .714
2009–Present 16-10-0 .615

But less take a step back see where other coaches have parlay their success as well. Its all about the Financial game, like Jerry Mcguire stated in the film....."Show me the Money....Show me the Money"  It's all about $$$ and the success of the program.  We can bash all we want but Coaches leave based on financial security.  If Jogdodzinski had been 8-20 no one would be defending him becasue he would be labeld a LOSER but instead after 2 season he wanted to interview elsewhere and look at what they've done since.  College Sports is so high profile that the AD wanted to make a Statement and kudos but all he did was get someone who was paid cheap and brought lesser results.  He brought the program publicity but was it worth, why not payd him more to keeping him in the fold but did not, so by wanting to interview for the Jets job he got fired.  Too bad Coaches jobs are so high profile because nothing can be done on the QT anymore.  Somehow he became a piranha and no other College Porgram would touch him since.  How many other College Program wish they could have a 20-8 record after 2 season.  UCLA, Tulane, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Duke, wow there is probably 50 college porgram that would love to be 20-8 after 2 season.  So less just accept than he did what any other Head Coach would do, wanted more $$$ and BC did not give it to him. 

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:18 am

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

Jag did a great job at BC. I remember when he was fired for interviewing with the Jets in '08, the media tripped all over themselves congratulating the AD for being a "no nonsense guy". For me , he was a "no vision" guy that can't understand  talented coaches will interview for better positions while they are at a place like BC, and you don't just fire them because that upsets you.( In my city, Al Golden interviewed several times and finally left for Miami, but first he built Temple from the NCAA's biggest joke into a viable winning DI program). For the past few seasons, he's been a "no winning" guy as BC has consistantly lost, including tonight 38-7 debacle. Good hire for Tulane.

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:54 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

He went 20-8 in two seasons at Boston College.  When was the last time Tulane was 20-8 over two seasons in football?  You guys need to get a clue.

Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:32 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

Jagodzinski sucked at BC... he sucked in Omaha... surely Tulane would be the success story that awaits him...

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:20 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

Jagodzinski, is always looking for another job, no matter where he goes.  It's hard to build stability and continuty when a coach has his mind on another job. And remember, Steve Logan always tags along with him as the Offensive Cord., and I don't know if that's good or bad.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:38 pm

Tulane interviews the worthless Jeff Jagodzinski

Jagodzinski is both an awful coach and person. Tulane would be making a monumental mistake if they hired this jackwagon!

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:01 pm

Tulane interviews Jeff Jagodzinski

You mean that traitor who dared to interview with another team while still under contract at BC?

Tulane.... you should be ashamed. You're better than this...Well maybe not.

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