Ex-Boston College coach Steve Addazio hired at Colorado State

Steve Addazio went 44-44 in seven seasons at Boston College. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff file

Steve Addazio was not out of work for long.

The former Boston College coach was named the head coach at Colorado State, the school announced Wednesday.

Addazio was fired this month after seven seasons at BC in which he finished with a 44-44 record. He led the Eagles to five winning seasons and six bowl appearances.

“I would like to thank President Joyce McConnell and Director of Athletics Joe Parker for the opportunity to lead this football program,’’ Addazio said in a statement. “Colorado State University is a world-class institution, and Fort Collins is an incredible city to live in and to be able to recruit to. Our program will be one built on toughness and passion, and we will work tirelessly to develop men of character to return championship-level football back to Colorado State.’’


Addazio replaces Mike Bobo, who parted ways with the Rams after going 28-35 in five seasons, including 4-8 in 2019. Bobo was named the offensive coordinator for South Carolina Tuesday.

Addazio will not be bringing BC offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian with him. Northwestern hired Bajakian as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wednesday.

Bajakian, who spent four seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was OC and QBs coach for Boston College this season, in which the Eagles boasted the top rushing attack in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In nine seasons as a college offensive coordinator, Bajakian’s offenses have averaged 424 yards and 31.3 points per game.

Bajakian is a former OC at Tennessee, Cincinnati and Central Michigan. He spent three seasons as an offensive assistant for the Chicago Bears.

Northwestern is coming off a dismal season in which it finished 3-9 overall and just 1-8 in the Big Ten.

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