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Jagodzinki out as Nighthawks coach

We’ve learned something important via our various stories about the UFL.

Not many of you care about the UFL.

So we’re widening our strainer for UFL-related stories.  Here’s one that managed not to slide through.

The Omaha Nighthawks have fired coach Jeff Jagodzinski.  Replacing him will be Joe Moglia, the former TD Ameritrade CEO who served as a “life skills and leadership consultant” with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and who was hired to coach the Virginia expansion team in the UFL.

Jagodzinski, a one-time rising star who served as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator before jumping to Boston College as head coach before being fired under awkward circumstances before joining the Bucs as offensive coordinator before abruptly being fired amid rumors of a draw-it-up-in-the-dirt playbook before landing in the UFL before being fired after only one season on the job, is now unemployed.

For Moglia, it made sense to stay in Nebraska, even if it happened after he was hired by Virginia.  It also makes us wonder whether the term “life skills and leadership consultant” is a fancy way of saying “one more assistant coach than NCAA rules allow.”

And so the Virginia franchise in the UFL has no head coach.  Maybe Jagodzinski will apply for the job.

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9 Responses to “Jagodzinki out as Nighthawks coach”
  1. techstar25 says: Jan 12, 2011 11:19 AM

    Jags was out about a week ago.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/01/black-monday-in-ufl-too-omahas-jeff-jagodzinski-fired/1

    As a Bucs fan, I had high hopes for him when he came to town. It’s really a sad, fall-from-grace story. He was on top of the world at Boston College. I hope he gets back on his feet.

  2. youboettcha says: Jan 12, 2011 11:27 AM

    He’ll go back to the college level. He really should have stayed at BC. Maybe he’ll go to San Diego State to replace Hoke, who went to Michigan. Or maybe Pitt’s third coach in the past few months will get arrested and fired, and Jags could go there.

  3. beardown4me says: Jan 12, 2011 11:28 AM

    QB Coach for Carolina Panthers!

  4. shackdelrio says: Jan 12, 2011 11:32 AM

    Maybe the Virginia team should hire Mike Leach.

  5. bbrophy1 says: Jan 12, 2011 11:37 AM

    The Jagodzinski saga is bizarre but I’m sure that was part of his allure from the UFL perspective. They rode the coattails of his rise and fall story for this 1 season. There are plenty of coaches who are more worthy

  6. jhorton83 says: Jan 12, 2011 12:21 PM

    I have a feeling Jagodzinki desperately wishes he could go back in time and get a do-over with that decision to interview with the Jets which cost him his job at Boston College. It’s been nothing but downhill for him ever since. I guess high school football coach would be the next logical step after being fired as a UFL football coach

  7. dolphins4 says: Jan 12, 2011 12:41 PM

    He is a good offensive mind. I hope the Dolphins hire him.

  8. cappa662 says: Jan 12, 2011 2:52 PM

    Good. He’s a dirtbag for what he did to those Boston College kids. Karma.

  9. pkrjones says: Jan 12, 2011 3:17 PM

    He needs to go into his “way back” machine and NOT screw-over the Packers. He was supposed to install the zone blocking scheme but bailed after one season… it’s taken the Packers 4+ years to get some semblance of a running attack. Thanks for nothing, jag (off).

    Go spend 15 years at some D-3 school and build-up a body of work to be proud of.

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