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A College Football Program Just Announced Its New Head Coaching Hire

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

While some college programs have just moved on from their head coaches, Bowling Green already announced its new hire this morning. The Falcons tabbed an ACC assistant to lead the program.

Bowling Green's new head coach is Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler. Loeffler's hiring fills the void that was left when BGSU fired Mike Jinks in October, Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini served as the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Loeffler is an Ohio native and his wife is a Bowling Green alum. Before getting into coaching, he played quarterback at Michigan from 1993-96.

Loeffler has never been a head coach before, but his experience as an offensive coordinator is extensive. He had stints at Temple, Auburn and Virginia Tech before joining the BC staff in 2016.

"I want to begin by thanking President Rodney K. Rogers, Athletics Director Bob Moosbrugger and the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to be the head football coach at Bowling Green State University," Loeffler said via press release. "Bowling Green has a rich football tradition along with an incredible academic reputation. I'm honored to be a part of this great University. My family and I look forward to developing a program that will make all BG faculty members, students, former players, alumni and fans proud! My family and I are extremely excited to begin our mission!"

Bowling Green struggled tremendously under Jinks the last three seasons, but the program reached four straight bowl games from 2012-15 under head coaches Dave Clawson and Dino Babers.

The Falcons have been to 12 bowl games all time.