Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 9/27/14
BOSTON -- When Brad Bates arrived at Boston College as the new athletic director, he had in his mind a list of football coaches he might someday want to hire. He didn't have to wait long to use it. Two months after arriving in Chestnut Hill and nine days after firing Frank Spaziani following a 2-10 season, Bates hired Steve Addazio away from Temple. "Any athletic director has a list of names that they're perpetually following," Bates told reporters after meeting with the football team to tell them of the new hire. "What you're trying to do is match with the perfect fit. Not every great coach is a great fit for Boston College at this time." A Connecticut native who also worked at Notre Dame and Florida, Addazio went 13-11 in two seasons with the Owls since taking over for Al Golden. He replaces Spaziani, who was fired after four consecutive seasons of worsening records and two straight years without a bowl appearance. Addazio, who is scheduled to be introduced at a news conferen...
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