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Boston College head coaching job reportedly down to two candidates, announcement should be soon

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Boston College’s head coach vacancy is down to two candidates, per Pete Thamel. It’s the as-mentioned repeatedly Bill O’Brien as the favorite to win the job, but the second candidate and underdog for the job as Eagles Daily’s own Brett Rider reported early on is former BC defensive anchor Al Washington.

Washington played for the Eagles from 2002-2005 before being a position coach for them from 2012-2016, and currently resides as a position coach for Notre Dame. O’Brien on the other hand is coming off of a quick tenure as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator and is the current/new OC for Ohio State — he was rumored early on to have the job locked down but we’ve seen as of late that the job is less secure than one would originally have thought.

Sources tell Eagles Daily that the announcement should be in the very near future. We’ve seen former players like Joe Johnson III and even current players like Bryce Steele and Donovan Ezeiruaku voice their endorsement for Washington, but the favorite just due to the sheer popularity of the name seems to be O’Brien.

The experience of being a head coach is there unlike it was for Jeff Hafley and unlike his competitor in Washington, and many have also suggested Washington for a smaller role such as the defensive coordinator. It’s quite hard to tell what the answer will be, but the report should be soon.

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