Report: Head Coach Steve Addazio Fired After Seven Years At Boston College

A.J. Black

Boston College has fired Steve Addazio after seven season as its head coach, sources confirmed to Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde. Addazio's firing Sunday afternoon was first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports.

The Eagles went 6-6 in Addazio's final season. They became bowl eligible for the sixth time in his seven seasons with their 26-19 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. However, Addazio's tenure at Boston College was as mediocre as his 42-42 record would suggest. Boston College defeated just one Top 25 team, had a 22-34 conference record and won only one of five bowl games under Addazio.

The highlights of Addazio's tenure include beating USC in 2014, going to five bowl games (qualifying for six) and recruiting some future NFL talent, such as Chris Lindstrom, Isaac Yiadom, Harold Landry, Zach Allen and soon to be NFLer AJ Dillon. His players swore by him, and he brought good discipline and a sense of team that was sorely lacking after the Frank Spaziani years.

Still, he could never take the next step with the Eagles. Addazio's ceiling seemed to be seven wins, and several would-be wins slipped away (Colorado State in 2014, FSU in 2018 and Wake Forest this season). His programs struggled in the passing game, and didn't have a consistent place kicker until this year.

There is no word yet on who will coach the bowl game for the Eagles this year, and we will have updates on the coaching search as soon as it begins.Β 

Comments (17)
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Gsxr750
Gsxr750

Remember when BC fired their coach for interviewing for a better job? BC deserves to be mediocre and will continue to be

BCEagle1974
BCEagle1974

HA HA!

I heard Al Washington has a huge lead for the job from Twitter World!

I unloaded a lot of FIRE DAZZLER Tweets this AM and copied Coach Meyer!

Twitter: @toweroftruth

44Andre2000
44Andre2000

BC wants to be better than a 6-7 win team? Well it's time to start recruiting like a program that wants to win. BC fans should be pleased to have the 65th most talented team sniff a bowl game with 11 P5 opponents on the schedule.

BC needs to recruit significantly better to have any chance of improving. Recruiting is already hard for this program, being in the Northeast and not being a top-10 powerhouse. On top of that, the administration puts additional handcuffs on the program and doesn't allow the team to recruit JUCO kids or kids with bad grades in HS. Don't expect a different head coach to come in and suddenly make a NY6 bowl without significantly more support from the school.

Also please don't ride the narrative of Daz being a good recruiter either, he did okay with what he had to work with.

BCEagle1974
BCEagle1974

Dazzler was informed he was terminated before the ND game.

Something you will not find on any other blogs but here.

Dazzler will not longer be Dazzling!

Mike Giblin
Mike Giblin

From all the reports coming out from former players and administrators, don't think Addazio was honorable at all. Good riddance. Thank you Martin Jarmond for doing the right thing (although a few years too late).

BCfreddy
BCfreddy

Steve Addazio is an honorable guy, who provided a number of memorable wins. Unfortunately, his memorable losses overshadowed the wins. He just could not move us forward. I wish him the very best, but it's clearly time for him to move on with his head held high

44Andre2000
44Andre2000

Hopefully this doesn't cause BC to lose either of the 2 4-star commits in the 2020 class. It'll be an interesting and wild time going through the coach search rumors

MamboMinnow
MamboMinnow

Thank you Martin Jarmond for making the call. I am sure it was not easy to do, as I know firsthand as a leader and manager

Kenny A
Kenny A

Thank God πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Now I will look into getting my season tickets back. Looking forward to who gets the job and next year.


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