(An outsiders musings about what is happening at Boston College, aka The Heights)
Here are some numbers to ponder regarding Boston College football and coach Steve Addazio.
Addazio is finishing the first month of his fifth season at The Heights. Contractually, he is committed to BC through the 2020 season, which at approximately $2.6 million per season means it will cost BC almost $8 million if it wants to terminate the deal at the end of this season.
So Addazio is probably not spending a lot of time worrying about short term job security, no matter on how many “Hot Seat” lists his name appears.
BC is coming off a 49-20 loss to Notre Dame in which the score suggested a different profile of the game than Addazio says occurred.
“When you watch the tape, you’re like, wow, but on seven plays we had a breakdown of someone not being in the right gap or when a play hit the second level, we didn’t tackle well in the back end,” said Addazio. “”And so that 12-yard gain became a 60-yard gain. That happened seven times in that game. Okay, there’s a difference between that and getting chewed up because you can’t stop anybody or they’re blocking you. There’s a big difference between playing in a football game where the score is big and your team got beat up. That hasn’t happened.”
Fair enough. But let’s look at some other numbers that Addazio’s teams have produced during his tenure at The Heights. The Eagles are 1-2 this season, coming off a 34-10 loss to Wake Forest and a 49-20 loss to Notre Dame, both at home against teams not ranked in the Top 25. That’s being outscored by an 83-30 margin. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.