Source: Head Coach Will Be Hired in 24-48 Hours

December 4, 2012

By Greg Joyce, Sports Editor

Boston College will hire a new head football coach in the next 24-48 hours, sources told The Heights Tuesday morning. Athletic director Brad Bates later tweeted that he met with the seniors on the team this morning to “keep them informed about [the] search.”

“Important for team to hear news first when we’re ready for announcement,” Bates wrote in the tweet at 11:56 a.m.

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that the three finalists for the job are Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, Ball State head coach Pete Lembo, and the NFL’s New Orleans Saints’ offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.

Bates is currently on campus in Chestnut Hill, and according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Diaco is in Arkansas for the Broyles Award Luncheon, where he is expected to be honored as the top assistant coach in college football.

 Notre Dame is the No. 1 team in the country, and Diaco’s defense will be playing Alabama in the national championship game on Jan. 7. Lembo’s Ball State went 9-3 this year, and will play in the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl on Dec. 21. Kromer has been an NFL assistant since 2000, and before that was an assistant coach at Miami University in Ohio from 1990-1998.

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