Addazio’s Off-Campus Housing Lease Does Not Begin Until September 1, Will Miss Season Opener
KIRKWOOD ROAD — It was reported early Friday morning that Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio will miss his team’s season opener against Virginia Tech this weekend. The coach’s lease for his off-campus house on Kirkwood Road does not begin until September 1.
It remains unclear why Addazio, a 60-year-old man who earns more than $2.5 million per year, would have any reason to live in a run-down house on a street largely dominated by college undergraduates — much less why he would choose to rent.
Addazio could not be reached for comment via cell phone, and he was absent from the team’s media availability following Wednesday’s practice.
Many Boston College juniors reported seeing a flurry of Craigslist posts on Thursday morning from “thedazinator” asking whether anyone was selling a mattress, couch, or neon Corona sign that would “look sick in [his] basement.”
Players and coaches alike expressed their disbelief and used the absurd situation to vent their frustrations with the coach.
“This is wild,” said right tackle Ben Petrula (CSOM ’21). “I’m not even sure why he’s renting a house on Kirk. I texted him to let him know he could sleep on my couch, but he just replied with a GamePigeon message requesting to play 8-Ball Pool.”
At press time, head coach of the men’s hockey team Jerry York was seen receiving a fax from Addazio asking if he would be interested in subletting his house in the spring.