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Boston College Football: Breaking Down The Addazio Extension

Boston College Football: Breaking Down The Addazio Extension

The Head Dude is contracted to The Heights for 2020 - what does it mean for BC football? After AJ did a great job touching upon the Steve Addazio extension yesterday, talking points touched off some solid debate about if this was the right move, if it's a good move, and the ramifications down the line. Let's take a look at some of those points and break them down individually: Addazio's Only/Miraculously Gone 7-5 In Each Of His First Two Years Commenter njbcfan immediately brought up the numbers about if this was a wise decision. I attempted to look at this from the opposite side of view,...

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Boston Herald 13 hours ago
BC Notebook: BC will make run at Penn State

BC Notebook: BC will make run at Penn State

Two dynamic players on opposite sides of the ball will eye each other when Boston College engages Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.BC quarterback Tyler Murphy will look to ignite the Eagles’ vaunted ground attack against Penn State’s monster middle linebacker Mike Hull.Boston College (7-5) finished 14th in the nation in rushing offense with 251.8 yards per game while Penn State (6-6) led the nation in rushing defense by holding opponents to 85.8 yards per game.
Boston Herald 18 hours ago

Green Bay starts fast to beat Morehead State 66-50

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Keifer Sykes scored 17 points and Green Bay got off to a quick start to defeat Morehead State 66-50 on Wednesday night.Carrington Love opened with a 3-pointer and had a three-point play to cap a 12-0 run and the Phoenix (8-2) were never really threatened. Love finished with 12 points.Brent Arrington had 13 points for the Eagles (4-9).

BC extends Addazio's contract through 2020

Boston College has extended coach Steve Addazio’s contract through the 2020 season, athletic director Brad Bates announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In two years with the Eagles, Addazio has produced 14 wins and two bowl berths despite high roster turnover and the need to implement new systems on the field and off. The Eagles were just 2-10 the season before Addazio was hired in December 2012. “In just two years, Steve Addazio has done an amazing job with our football program,” Bates said in a statement.
Boston Herald Dec 18, 2014
Steve Addazio agrees to contract extension with Boston College

Steve Addazio agrees to contract extension with Boston College

Boston College football coach Steve Addazion on Thursday told the Boston Herald he has agreed to a six-year contract extension.Addazio has led the Eagles to bowl games in his first two seasons at BC.He was the subject of speculation that another school, such as Michigan, may hire him away.Addazio said he was extremely excited to reach a deal to stay at BC long term. Its been a whirlwind, he said.
Boston Herald Dec 17, 2014
No. 25 Michigan State beats Eastern Michigan 66-46

No. 25 Michigan State beats Eastern Michigan 66-46

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Bryn Forbes scored 14 points and Travis Trice added 13, and No. 25 Michigan State dispatched Eastern Michigan 66-46 on Wednesday night, denying the Eagles their second straight upset win over an in-state foe.Eastern Michigan beat Michigan in Ann Arbor last week, but the Eagles (8-2) never led against Michigan State. Eastern Michigan shot 23 percent from the field, and although its 2-3 zone caused the Spartans (8-3) to look ragged at times, Michigan State did not seem especially troubled after the first few minutes.

Perseverance pays off for BC's Bordner

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Josh Bordner just wanted to get on the field for Boston College. After three seasons as a backup to quarterback Chase Rettig, the Sykesville, Maryland, native found himself at a career crossroads following the 2013 season. Rettig was graduating, but with touted freshman Darius Wade and fifth-year Florida transfer Tyler Murphy coming in it seemed unlikely that Bordner (eight career pass attempts) would be the choice under center.
Boston Herald Dec 17, 2014

American University tops La Salle 68-66 in OT

PHILADELPHIA — John Schoof scored 18 points, Charlie Jones scored 16, and American University beat La Salle 68-66 in overtime on Tuesday night.Zach Elcano and Pee Wee Gardner each scored 11 for the Eagles (6-4), who led 36-23 at halftime and shot a hot 65.2 percent in the first half to 50 percent for the Explorers.La Salle gained ground in the second half, outshooting the Eagles 15-11 in the first 13 minutes, then cut the lead to two, 56-54, on a 3-pointer by Jordan Price with 21 seconds to play.
Boston Herald Dec 17, 2014
Hield leads No. 15 Oklahoma past Oral Roberts

Hield leads No. 15 Oklahoma past Oral Roberts

NORMAN, Okla. — Buddy Hield was glad to have his shooting stroke back for a night.The junior forward scored 16 points to help No. 15 Oklahoma defeat Oral Roberts 85-53 on Tuesday night.Hield, a preseason all-conference selection, was shooting 36 percent from the field for the season before hitting 6 of 10 against the Golden Eagles, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. He was coming off a 4-for-17 effort against Tulsa, but he didn't hesitate when the opportunity arose against Oral Roberts.
Boston Herald Dec 17, 2014
Steve Addazio brushes aside rumors

Steve Addazio brushes aside rumors

Boston College coach Steve Addazio shrugged off any talk yesterday that he is being considered for another job.Addazio recently was mentioned in a report by the web site FootballScoop.com, which stated that the University of Michigan had “checked with sources” on Addazio. The report also cited Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano as candidates of interest. Michigan is reported to have its eyes on current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Three-and-out: BC's Addazio concerned with Pinstripe Bowl, not coaching carousel rumors

With the regular season in the books and a bowl game on the horizon, it's all about the here and now for Steve Addazio and Boston College. The Eagles held a news conference after practice at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday to discuss the team's 2014 season, the upcoming Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State, what they’re looking forward to doing most in New York City next week and the coach’s name being mentioned in regard to other coaching openings across the country.
Boston Herald Dec 16, 2014
BC's Addazio on coaching rumors: Focus is on BC and bowl game

BC's Addazio on coaching rumors: Focus is on BC and bowl game

Boston College coach Steve Addazio brushed aside any talk that he is being considered for another job following today's practice at Alumni Stadium.Addazio was recently mentioned in a report by the web site FootballScoop.com, which stated that the University of Michigan had "checked with sources" on Addazio. The report also cited Utah's Kyle Whittingham and former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano as coaches of interest for the Wolverines. Michigan is reported to have its eyes on current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. 
Boston Herald Dec 16, 2014
Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl, next step in rebuilding

Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl, next step in rebuilding

BOSTON — When Boston College coach Steve Addazio met with Pinstripe Bowl officials to make his case for the Eagles to play at Yankee Stadium, he grew so animated he knocked over his coffee.Whatever he said worked: BC was chosen to play Penn State on Dec. 27.The Eagles are making their second straight trip to a bowl game under Addazio. Penn State is playing in the postseason for the first time since sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.
Boston Herald Dec 16, 2014

Hewitt's 33 leads Georgia Southern over South Florida 68-63

TAMPA, Fla. — Jelani Hewitt tied his season high with 33 points on Monday night and Georgia Southern beat South Florida for the first time in program history 68-63.With the shot clock nearly expired, Hewitt hit a step-back 3-pointer to put Georgia Southern (5-2) up 66-60 with 1:20 left.The Eagles led by 11 with 6:34 left in the game, but South Florida (5-4) rallied with a 16-8 run to get within 63-60 on Chris Perry's layup at the 1:52 mark.
Boston Herald Dec 15, 2014

BC responds to coach

Boston College released sporadic waves of defensive energy against an offense too inept to fight it.The Eagles gave a balanced effort on both ends of the floor to secure a 63-49 victory against hapless Binghamton yesterday at Conte Forum.BC coach Jim Christian questioned his team’s commitment to defense following Thursday night’s 85-74 win against Maine. Yesterday, the Eagles (6-3) limited the Bearcats to 30.2 percent shooting from the floor, including 2-of-17 from behind the arc, forced 16 turnovers and grabbed 27 defensive rebounds.

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