Coaching football has to be a tough gig. I mean, with the amount of pressure that some of these guys face it’s hard to fathom how a majority of these captains aren’t addicted to Klonopin or Xanax.
Joe Schad has confirmed that Boston College has severed ties with Frank Spaziani.
Known more for his beautiful stache’ rather than his coaching ability, the Italian Tom Selleck will spend his down time searching for a new employer.
Spaziani spent time coaching in the CFL and in 1997 accepted a position as Boston College’s running backs coach. By 1999 he found himself moving up the chain and became the Eagles defensive coordinator, a position he would hold until 2009 where he found himself at the helm.
During his three-year tenure as head coach, Spaziani failed to get the Eagles above .500 leaving with a 22-29 overall record.
Following Spaziani out the door is former North Carolina State head coach, Tom O’Brien.
O’Brien leaves North Carolina State with 15 years of head coaching experience, having spent the past five years with the Wolfpack.
Prior to becoming North Carolina State’s head guy, the ex-Marine served under the same position at Boston College.
O’Brien began his coaching career at Navy and had a 15 year stint at Virginia.
Unlike Spaziani, O’Brien has an impressive coaching record, 115-80 to be exact, including an 8-2 bowl record.
As the 2012 season draws to an end, expect to see some more coaches follow in the footsteps of the two mentioned above – some returning to different teams sooner rather than later.
Sources: bceagles.com, gopack.com