Boston College names Mike Bajakian offensive coordinator

After years of leaning on its defense, the Boston College football team had a breakthrough season on offense in 2018, engineering the fifth-highest-scoring season in school history.

The quantum leap was enough to land offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler a job as head coach at Bowling Green in November, but it left Eagles coach Steve Addazio with a hole to fill on his coaching staff.

BC announced Monday that Addazio has tapped former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian as his new offensive coordinator.

Bajakian spent four seasons in Tampa Bay under Lovie Smith and Dirk Koetter. His primary responsibility was developing quarterback Jameis Winston.


Bajakian became an option for the Eagles after Koetter was fired by the Buccaneers in December.

This is the fourth time Bajakian will serve as an offensive coordinator at the college level. He was offensive coordinator at Central Michigan from 2007-09, at Cincinnati from 2010-12, and at Tennessee from 2013-14.

Julian Benbow can be reached at jbenbow@globe.com.