Addazio Misses Full Week Of Practice After Dedicating Entire Schedule To Making College GameDay Sign
ALUMNI STADIUM — It was reported early Friday morning that Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio missed five consecutive practices this week after dedicating the entirety of his schedule to making a sign for ESPN’s College GameDay. The weekly pre-game show, which has served as a Saturday morning staple for college football fans across the nation since 1987, is known to feature fans holding up humorous signs, the best of which often enjoy brief moments of national recognition on social media.
“College GameDay hasn’t come to Chestnut Hill in almost a decade, so there’s no way I’m going to pass up this opportunity to get on TV,” Addazio told the Classic. “Obviously, the best way to get some screen time is by making a funny sign. The only problem, it’s not as easy as it sounds. I spent the entire first half of my week tossing around a few different ideas. At first, I thought it’d be really funny to poke a little fun at [Clemson head football coach] Dabo Swinney, but then I had to scrap that, because nothing rhymes with Dabo. Then, after I finally settled on an idea, I had a little difficulty crafting the sign. Do you have any idea how tough it is to draw a bubble letter S?”
Assistant coaches and players alike were baffled by Addazio’s absence at practice this week, and repeatedly expressed their uneasiness over not having prepared a game plan for their matchup against Clemson, despite the game being a little over 24 hours away.
“This is absolutely insane,” said defensive back Brandon Sebastian (MCAS ’21). This is our biggest game of the year, and Coach Addazio is nowhere to be found. We’re playing the second-best team in the country on national television, and he hasn’t spent a second at practice, watching film, or planning our defensive scheme – and it’s all for some ridiculous sign! I just hope he comes to his senses and has some sort of game preparation ready by kickoff.”
At press time, Addazio was seen at University Health Services, seeking medical treatment for what he described as a “deep, deep papercut wound,” and asking a nurse if she thought holding up an enlarged cardboard cutout of Doug Flutie’s head would be funny enough to get him on TV.