Vince Oghobaase To Become Defensive Line Coach At Boston College

A.J. Black

Boston College added yet another coach this week, as UCLA defensive line coach Vince Oghobaase will be added to Jeff Hafley's staff. While Boston College hasn't officially made the announcement yet, a source confirmed the hiring, and Oghobaase's Twitter page makes it pretty clear:

Oghobaase, a Houston Texas native, comes to the Eagles after playing football at Duke University where he was a four year starter from 2006-2009.  He finished in the top 10 in school history in sacks and tackles during his time with the Blue Devils. After spending a year in the NFL on the Miami and Washington practice squads, he started his coaching career. Oghobaase was a defensive graduate assistant at Duke, and then went to Ohio State where he worked with Joey Bosa. 

He came into his most current role in 2018, after working two years with the San Francisco 49ers where he was on the same staff and Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley. He followed Chip Kelly to UCLA where he immediately helped the Bruin defensive front. In year two he "helped cut almost 0.5 yards per carry off of the opponent rushing average per carry from the previous season and held four teams under 100 yards of rushing in a game. The defense upped its quarterback sack total from 11 to 26 over a year's time ."

Oghobaase fits the mold of yet another young up and coming coach. Where his recruiting area of focus will be remains to be seen.

With Oghobaase on board the current staff is currently (click their name to read their hiring recap)

Head Coach: Jeff Hafley
Offensive Coordinator: Frank Cignetti Jr.
Defensive Coordinator: Tem Lukabu
Linebackers Coach: Sean Duggan
Running Backs Coach: Richie Gunnell
Wide Receivers Coach: Joe Dailey
Defensive Back Coach: Aazar Abdul Rahim
Defensive Line Coach: Vince Oghobaase
Offensive Line Coach: Matt Applebaum
Special Teams Coordinator: TBA
Tight Ends Coach: TBA

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Comments (4)
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I believe that BC Football is making a giant leap forward. So I reread Reid Olsin's Tales from the BC Sideline that gives a history of BC Football. I shared in the excitement hen Joe Yukica became the coach and brought a level of respectability to the program. Then we had Bucknell, then Coughlin and O'Brien. They all moved BC closer to what we expect BC is capable of attaining. I believe that we just might see a BC team that consistently wins 10 games a season. And just how we had our focus on Notre Dame until David Gordon slew the Irish, we are coming after Clemson. Whether it's in Death Valley or Chestnut Hill, they will be slain! And we will move on to the SEC leaders. We've beaten Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Texas A&M before. Let's be Sherman through the South!


What about a QB Coach? It seems to me that we need one to focus on the QBs to move the offense in the right direction. BC had 2 successful offenses, Flutie/Bicknell and Foley/ Coughlin/Gordon. As both coaches unleashed aggressive passing attacks. I didn't include Ryan/O'Brien as we had the talented Mattie Ice, but I felt O'Brien remained too conservative in his play calling.