Vaas awaits Boston College decision, feels its a win-win situation

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USF quarterbacks coach Peter Vaas made it pretty clear; he hasn't been looking for another job.

Vaas, 58, "absolutely loved" his first season on the Bulls staff, and excited about what's to come. But Vaas said when Boston College called him and asked if he'd be interested in discussing its vacant offensive coordinator position, "I think I owe it to myself and my family to investigate it."

So Vaas met in Boston last Monday with BC head coach Frank Spaziani. He's still awaiting word, which could come in the next day or two. According to the Boston Globe, BC also interviewed former Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers, University of Deleware offensive coordinator Jim Hofher, and former NFL assistant Chris Palmer, now head coach of Hartford of the UFL.

For Vaas, the added responsibility of becoming an offensive coordinator - like he was previously with Miami (Ohio), Duke and New Hampshire- was intriguing.

"It's not that I'm looking for a job, but if an opportunity presents itself, that's something in the competitive juices that we all have, you have to give some thought to it," Vaas said. "If they were calling and asking if I had an interest in being a quarterbacks coach, I would have said 'No.' When it's something of this magnitude, it's something I chose to have a conversation about."

Vaas, a Westwood, Mass native and former player at Holy Cross, said his mother and sister still lives up there in his hometown. But he also has some strong family ties here in Tampa, with daughters Katelyn and Kelly working in the bay area.

So, no matter what, Vaas feels he's in a good spot.

"I'm excited about the days ahead," he said. "It's just a question of am I putting on snow skiis or water skiis."

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:12pm]

    

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