Jeff Hafley won’t be leaving Boston College anytime soon.
With several head coaching opportunities opening up around the college football world, there was some speculation that Hafley could be leaving Chestnut Hill. But, as he stated in his press conference following an ugly loss to Wake Forest, he’s going to stay for a long time — that was said before he signed the deal. The head coach is now extended through 2026.
Hafley has led BC to back-to-back bowl eligible seasons to start his tenure, a solid mark. BC chose to opt-out of a bowl game last season, but they will be competing this season and will try to get over the .500 mark.
The former Ohio State assistant has led BC to a 12-11 record, and six of those games were started by Grosel. He does remain winless in six games against Top 25 teams, but he’s come just a score away from winning three of those and BC has a history of its inability to beat top 25 teams. Their loss to Wake Forest tied the program record for the most consecutive Top 25 losses, with 23 straight losses to ranked teams.
Hafley looks to continue his culture change at BC with their upcoming bowl game and next season — and years to come.
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