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Kromer emerges as Boston College candidate

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New Orleans Saints head coach Aaron Kromer talks with New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief (64) during an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)


Boston College is looking for a new head coach. And the man who served as the interim to the interim head coach in New Orleans earlier this year will be getting a closer look for the job.

Per a league source, B.C. athletic director Brad Bates will interview Saints offensive line coach/running game coordinator Aaron Kromer for the vacant position in the days after the Saints’ Thursday night game against the Falcons.

If offered the job, Kromer will have a dilemma. He’s regarded as a potential candidate for the various openings that will be emerging in the NFL. So he’ll have to decide, if offered the job, whether to grab the bird in the hand or wait for an NFL opportunity to emerge from the bush.

Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael’s name previously emerged as a potential candidate for the Boston College vacancy. It’s unknown if or when he’ll be formally interviewed.

Bates and Kromer have a common connection to Miami (Ohio). Bates spent 10 years as athletic director at the school; Kromer worked as an assistant coach there from 1990 through 1998 and played for the MAC program from 1986 through 1989.