BOSTON (CBS) — Boston College athletic director Brad Bates fired head football coach Frank Spaziani just a little more than a week ago, but the search for the school’s new coach appears to be progressing rather quickly.
According to a report by Brett McMurphy of ESPN, BC has narrowed its coaching search down to three candidates: Aaron Kromer, Bob Diaco and Pete Lembo.
Kromer is the offensive line and running game coach for the New Orleans Saints, aligning him well with Boston College’s reputation of producing high-quality O-linemen. Kromer previously coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, as well as the University of Miami (Ohio). Kromer also filled in as the interim head coach of the Saints earlier this season while Joe Vitt was serving his suspension. Kromer led the Saints to a 2-4 record before handing over the reins to Vitt.
Diaco is the defensive coordinator of Notre Dame, which ranks No. 1 in the country in scoring defense and is gearing up for the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama. He was named, along with four others, as a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, which honors the best assistant coach in the country.
Lembo is the head coach at Ball State. He led Ball State to a 9-3 record this season, and he previously coached Elon University and Lehigh University.