Boston College: The Eagles are starting over on offense which makes this spring even more important

The Boston College Eagles will open spring ball on Saturday with a new offensive coordinator and four new position coaches on offense.

It has been a busy winter for Jeff Hafley as he has had to replace Frank Cignetti, Matt Applebaum, Joe Dailey and Rich Gunnell. All four left the program for other opportunities.

Hafley has replaced them with veterans John McNulty (OC/QB’s), Dave DeGuglielmo (OL), Darrell Wyatt (WR’s) and Savon Huggins (RB’s). Huggins was on the staff last season as assistant running backs coach.

All four coaches will be counted on to install a new offense while at the same time building relationships with the players. It is a delicate balance with 15 practices and a spring game to do it.

The good news is, the Eagles return a veteran group of skill players led by quarterback Phil Jurkovec and wide receiver Zay Flowers. Both will be counted on heavily to lead the way as the new staff members get acclimated with the players and what they can do.

It is never easy to install a new offense. It takes time and there are a lot of growing pains that come with it. Hafley and the new coaches know this. There will be some ups and downs this spring. But that’s why you practice in the spring. To install the base offense and defense and workout the kinks.

It will take some time but the new coaches will get acclimated and everything will be fine. Hafley added a lot of experience to the staff. That experience will pay dividends this spring.

It will make for an interesting six weeks of football at the Heights.

Here is an updated list of the Eagles staff.

HC: Jeff Hafley

OC: John McNulty

DC: Tem Lukabu

Assoc. HC/DBs: Aazaar Abdul-Rahim

OL: Dave DeGuglielmo

DL: Vince Oghobaase

RBs: Savon Huggins

TEs: Steve Shimko

LBs: Sean Duggan

WRs: Darrell Wyatt

ST: Matt Thurin

S&C: Phil Matusz