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Report: Boston College +ACYAIw-039+ADs-Close+ACYAIw-039+ADs to Finalizing Deal With Jeff Hafley as Next Head Coach

+ADw-p class+AD0AIg-subtitle+ACIAPg-Boston College is reportedly +IBw-close+IB0 to finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley as its next head coach.+ADw-/p+AD4APAAh— tml-version+AD0AIg-2+ACI –+AD4APA-figure+AD4APA-img src+AD0AIg-https://www.si.com/.image/c+AF8-fit+ACU-2Ccs+AF8-srgb+ACU-2Cfl+AF8-progressive+ACU-2Cq+AF8-auto:good+ACU-2Cw+AF8-620/MTY5MDEwNTc1NzAxOTc2OTcw/jeff-hafley-next-bc-head-coach.jpg+ACI height+AD0AIg-345+ACI width+AD0AIg-620+ACIAPgA8-/figure+AD4APA-p+AD4-The Boston College head coaching search seemingly won+IBk-t be going on for much longer.+ACY-nbsp+ADsAPA-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4APA-a href+AD0AIg-https://sports.yahoo.com/boston-college-ohio-state-assistant-jeff-hafley-035437888.html+ACIAPg-According to Yahoo+ACE Sports+IBk-s Pete Thamel+ADw-/a+AD4, the Eagles are +IBw-close+IB0 to finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley as its next head football coach. An official announcement is reportedly +IBw-expected to be soon.+IB0APA-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-Hafley joined the Buckeyes this season and led OSU to the No. 2 unit in total defense, a year after it finished No. 72. The major improvement helped Hafley be among the finalists for the Broyles Award for top college assistant coach.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-The 40-year-old Hafley is a New Jersey native and developed a reputation as a top-notch recruiter at schools like Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Albany. Before joining the Buckeyes, Hafley spent seven seasons in the NFL as a defensive backs coach, working for the 49ers, Browns and Buccaneers.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-Hafley replaces Steve Addazio, +ADw-a href+AD0AIg-https://www.si.com/college/bostoncollege/football/steve-addazio-fired-by-boston-college/+ACIAPg-who was fired on Dec. 1, +ADw-/a+AD4-following a 44-44 tenure in seven seasons with the Eagles.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-Hafley is expected to stay with OSU through the end of the season.+ACY-nbsp+ADsAPA-a href+AD0AIg-https://www.si.com/college/2019/12/08/ohio-state-clemson-fiesta-bowl-preview+ACIAPg-No. 2 Ohio State plays No. 3 Clemson on Dec. 28+ADw-/a+AD4 in the College Football Playoff semifinals.+ADw-/p+AD4-

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