If you follow sports, you know that Boston College football coach Jeff Jagodzinski was fired on Wednesday because he interviewed to be the head coach of the New York Jets. The Boston College Athletic Director, Gene DiFilippo, told Jagodzinski he would no longer have his job if he followed through with the Jets interview.
My first thought was anger. You can’t fire someone who’s trying to better themselves. What a jerk this DiFilippo guy is!
But then I reasoned that a very good argument could also be made for the other side. The coach has a contract and he should fulfill it. He has players who he made promises to when he recruited them.
So there’s my dilemma. I want to see what you think … should he have been allowed to interview for the Jets without penalty, or was the school right to drop the ax on him? If I had to vote, I have no idea what my vote would be – because I can truly see valid arguments on both sides.
But worry not for Jagodzinski … he’s enough of a big-name coach that he will quickly find employment, either in the NFL or back in the college game.