Source: BC hires Temple's Addazio as next head coach

Citing information from a direct source, Sports Illustrated’s Peter Thamel reports that Steve Addazio will be named the next head football coach at Boston College.

 

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Addazio, the former head coach at Temple University, went 13-11 over two years with the struggling MAC program. Prior to his position at Temple, he served under Urban Meyer at the University of Florida in numerous capacities from 2005-2010. He is most known for being the offensive coordinator during UF’s glory years—growing Tim Tebow into the spectacular college quarterback that he was.

He won two national championships as a member of the Florida coaching staff and is an enthusiastic recruiter. He helped to land the highly touted Tebow in 2006, cultivating true talent from the get-go.

Tebow raved about Addazio while in college, saying, “[he has] the best leadership qualities of any coach we have on the team. He can inspire, motivate, and drive people like not many people I've been around."

Motivation and a spark of energy are two things that BC lacked over the past few years. Addazio is known for having an electric presence on the sideline, continually motivating and driving his players to new heights. Boston College football will benefit greatly from his charisma and work ethic.

Addazio has very deep New England roots. He coached at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, CT. and was a four-year starter as an offensive lineman at Central Connecticut State University.

Both teams were called into meetings around 5 PM ET, according to Thamel. Bates will further comment in a press conference in Conte at 6:30 PM.

Stay tuned for updates and an elaboration on what is the biggest story of the year for BC athletics.

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