BOSTON (AP) _ Boston College has hired Steve Addazio away from
Temple to be the Eagles’ next coach.
Addazio, a Connecticut native, went 13-11 in two seasons with
the Owls since taking over for Al Golden in Philadelphia.
Temple is coming off a 4-7 season. In his first season with the
Owls, Addazio went 9-4 and won the New Mexico Bowl.
He replaces Frank Spaziani, who was fired after four seasons as
head coach and 16 overall at BC. Spaziani went 22-29 with the
“Steve Addazio has done a tremendous job with Temple football
in his two years at the university, and we wish him nothing but the
best,” Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw said. “Temple
football has never been stronger, and I am confident we will be
able to attract a high-level pool of candidates for the position
and the program will continue its upward momentum.”
Temple’s 37-15 win in New Mexico was the program’s first bowl
win in 32 years. This season, the schedule increased in difficulty
as the Owls left the Mid-American Conference for the Big East.
Temple went 2-5 in the league this year.
Addazio, who was on the staff at Florida when the Gators won two
BCS national championships in five years, was named Temple’s 25th
coach Dec. 23, 2010.
Boston College went 2-10 this season, and 1-7 in the ACC.
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