Jeff Hafley, Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach a season ago, won his head coaching debut today as Boston College hammered Duke, 26-6, in Durham. The Eagles entered the contest as six-point underdogs.
With his own Ohio State ties, BC athletic director Martin Jarmond was high on Hafley from the onset of his search despite the fact the 40-year old had never served as a head coach at any level.
The move began paying dividends today as Hafley's defense forced five turnovers, recording two interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
Last season, Boston College finished No. 126 in total defense out of 130 teams and No. 101 in scoring defense giving up over 32 points per contest.
Quarterback Phil Jurkovec completed 17-of-23 throws for 300 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Zay Flowers was his chief target hauling in five receptions for 162 yards and a score.
In case you're wondering, Hafley's squad visits Clemson on Halloween.