Boston College head football coach Frank Spaziani announced Friday that former Ohio State coach Jim Bollman has been named the offensive line coach and running game coordinator for the Eagles.
“As a former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program,” Spaziani said in a Boston College athletic department release.
Boston College did not make salary information available for Bollman, who will be replacing former offensive line coach Sean Devine. Devine remains on the Eagles’ staff as tight ends coach.
“Boston College has a great offensive line tradition and has produced some of the best talent in the NFL,” Bollman said in the release. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing and enhancing that tradition.”
Bollman, an Ashtabula, Ohio, native and Ohio University graduate, was a member of the Buckeye’s coaching staff from 2001-2011, and he served under former head coaches Jim Tressel and Luke Fickell.
Bollman was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Buckeyes during his time at Ohio State.
Bollman was not retained by new OSU head coach Urban Meyer, who took control of the Buckeyes after their 24-17 Monday loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl.
Under Bollman’s tutelage, 10 former Buckeye linemen went on to make an NFL team.
Bollman, who began his coaching career in 1977 as a graduate assistant at Miami University (Ohio), brings more than 30 years of experience to the Eagle’s coaching staff.
This will be Bollman’s third coaching job in the Atlantic Coast Conference, having previously spent time at the University of Virginia and North Carolina State University.
Bollman also has NFL coaching experience, having come to Ohio State from the Chicago Bears. He spent time on the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles as well.
Members of the Boston College athletic department did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for comment regarding Bolllman’s hiring.