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Boston College fires coach Steve Addazio

Addazio led the Eagles to six bowl games.

Steve Addazio –Barry Chin

Boston College was able to salvage its season by securing a bowl berth Saturday, but it wasn’t enough for coach Steve Addazio to save his job.

BC decided Sunday to cut ties with Addazio, a day after the Eagles 26-19 win over Pittsburgh in their regular-season finale, bringing an end to a seven-year tenure that restored stability after a dark period but ultimately grew stagnant as the program seemed to hit a ceiling.

Addazio led the Eagles to five winning campaigns and six bowl appearances, but his 44-44 record over seven seasons at the Heights became a symbol for an inability to get the program over the hump.