ACC Football: Coaches Canned Following Season’s End

July 23, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; Head coach Frank Spaziani of the Boston College Eagles football team talks to reporters during the ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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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.

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O’Brien leaves North Carolina State with 15 years of head coaching experience, having spent the past five years with the Wolfpack.

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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.



Topics: ACC, Football, Frank Spaziani, Tom O'Brien

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