ALUMNI STADIUM — It was reported late Sunday evening that Steve Addazio was dismissed from his position as head coach of the Boston College football team, and, as a result, may miss the team’s bowl game against a to-be-determined opponent later this December. The news comes less than twenty-four hours after the Eagles defeated the Pitt Panthers in Pittsburgh to record their sixth win of the season and clinch bowl eligibility for the fourth consecutive year.
“Yeah, I heard the news and it definitely comes at an unfortunate time,” Addazio told the Classic. “I mean, things are super busy right now, with the holidays right around the corner and, of course, The Mandalorian getting really, really good. Oh, and the bowl game is coming up pretty soon, too. So I’d say that announcement about my firing or whatever is going to make it pretty tough for me to find time to get to the game. If I can make it, great, but if not, those guys will be in good hands with whoever puts on the headset.”
Despite the fact the national media attention the seemingly straightforward story has garnered, some Boston College officials took issue with Addazio’s lack of clarity when speaking on the situation.
“I made sure to be very clear when I met with Steve in person that the university has decided to move on and find a new head coach,” Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond said.
“I asked him about five times if he understood what I was telling him, and he nodded his head yes each time. What baffles me is that he’s still talking about ‘possibly making it to the bowl game.’ We’re incredibly appreciative for all that Steve’s done for Boston College and its football program over his past seven seasons, but we’ve made the difficult decision to fire him. That’s it. There’s no bowl game for him this year.”
It remains unclear as to whether Addazio will somehow find his way onto the Boston College sideline at the team’s bowl game later this month.
At press time, running back AJ Dillon (MCAS ’21) was seen making progress in his efforts to explain to Addazio he had been fired, before the head coach began to plead with Dillon to promise he would “convince [his] new NFL coaches to give [Addazio] another coaching job.”