Jeff Hafley has decided to take a step back from his role as head coach at Boston College, opting instead to join the Green Bay Packers as their new defensive coordinator. This move sets him apart from other coaches who have recently made transitions to coordinator positions, as he’s moving to the NFL rather than staying within the college ranks.
During his time at Boston College, Hafley faced various challenges, resulting in a mixed record of 22 wins and 26 losses over four seasons. While he did manage to lead the team to a better 7-6 record last season compared to the 3-9 record in 2022, recruiting proved to be tough given the program’s location and competition in a major conference. Despite the program’s past successes under coaches like Jack Bicknell, Tom Coughlin, and Tom O’Brien, Boston College has struggled in recent years and hasn’t been ranked in the AP Top 25 since 2007.
With Hafley’s departure, Boston College now finds itself in need of a new head coach. However, this task may not be easy given the specific requirements and timing involved. According to insider sources, the program is seeking a coach who can remain focused on the positives and won’t be deterred by any challenges the program may face. This, coupled with the timing of the search, is expected to significantly narrow down the pool of potential candidates.