Addazio Misses Full Week Of Practice After Rewatching UMass Highlights For Past 120 Hours
ALUMNI STADIUM — It was reported early Friday morning that Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio missed five consecutive practices this week after locking himself in his office and watching the official highlight tape of last Saturday’s Boston College-UMass game – in which BC annihilated its opponent 55-21 – on a repeating loop for 120 hours straight. Assistant coaches and players alike were baffled by Addazio’s actions, and repeatedly expressed their uneasiness over not yet having prepared a game plan for this Saturday’s matchup against Holy Cross, despite the game being less than 24 hours away.
“It makes no sense,” said senior defensive back Lukas Denis, who gave the Eagles a commanding 48-7 lead going into the half with a 59-yard pick-six. “I’ll step onto the field for practice and Coach Addazio is nowhere to be found. Then a few hours later I’ll get a text from him that’ll say something like ‘Your speed makes my heart race,’ or ‘I’d give the left side of my mustache to have your ballhawking instincts.’ And it’s been going on for four days now.”
Sources close to Addazio confirm they have yet to see him leave his office since his postgame press conference concluded early Saturday evening.
“I know for a fact he doesn’t have a bathroom in there,” confided assistant coach Phil Trautwein. “He’s got to be surviving on the stash of microwaveable mac and cheese and Mountain Dew he keeps under his desk, because we haven’t seen him at all.”
At press time, several members of the team were seen attempting to break down Addazio’s office door with a battering ram.