Earlier today, FootballScoop.com reported that Boston College offensive line coach Justin Frye has interviewed for the offensive line coach opening that was created last week when Hank Fraley departed for the Detroit Lions. FootballScoop.com wrote:
Source tells FootballScoop Chip Kelly brought Boston College offensive line coach Justin Frye in to interview for his offensive line job. Pretty good shot Frye winds up at UCLA we are told.
Since the initial report by FootballScoop.com, Yahoo’s Pete Thamel has also reported that it’s likely to happen.
Source: BC OLine coach Justin Frye will headed to UCLA. He’ll be replaced at BC by Phil Trautwein.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 22, 2018
Bruin Report Online adds this:
Footballscoop orginallly reported it, but we’ve confirmed that UCLA head coach Chip Kelly has either already hired Frye or the deal is close to being done.
One look at Frye’s Boston College bio would seem to explain why Frye would be a great hire by Chip Kelly. It almost reads like a job application to coach Chip Kelly’s offensive line:
In his second season, mentored an offensive line that allowed quarterback Tyler Murphy to break the ACC single-season record for rushing yardage by a quarterback and the BC career record in the same category (1,184 yards).
But, wait! There’s more!
Molded an Eagle offensive line that produced a rushing attack that averaged 212.5 yards per game, a mark good for second in the ACC and 20th among all teams in college football in 2013; the average was a 121.5-yard spike from the previous season’s average, marking the largest one-year improvement in ACC history.
So, in other words, Frye has experience fixing the problems with an offensive line. Wow. And, he has coached an offensive line that allowed Boston College QB Tyler Murphy to break the ACC single-season record for rushing yardage by a quarterback?
And those are just two of his accomplishments at Boston College.
Quick! Somebody sign this guy up!
Something tells me that he’ll be in place in time for Spring Practice.