Latest Steve Addazio News

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley hires coordinators

Jan. 6, 2020 5:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley has hired Tem Lukabu as defensive coordinator and Frank Cignetti Jr. as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. BC announced the moves Monday. Lukabu was most recently the Cincinnati Bengals' linebackers coach. The previous season, he was the...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) carries the ball for a touchdown against Boston College during the first half of the Birmingham Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Ridder, No. 23 Cincinnati romp over Boston College, 38-6

Jan. 2, 2020 9:19 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Desmond Ridder and No. 23 Cincinnati wrote a much happier ending to their season. Ridder ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to lead No. 23 Cincinnati to a 38-6 victory over Boston College on Thursday in the lightning-delayed Birmingham Bowl. It was a...

FILE - This 2010 photo shows Rich Gunnell after he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. Gunnell, who became wide receivers coach at his Alma Mater Boston College, was named the school's interim football coach after head coach Steve Addazio was fired on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.(AP Photo, File)

Cincinnati and Boston College set for Birmingham Bowl

Jan. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham Bowl: No. 23 Cincinnati (10-3) vs. Boston College (6-6) in Birmingham, Alabama, Thursday at 3 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Cincinnati by 7-1/2. Series record: Boston College leads 4-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE: Cincinnati is looking to finish up ranked in the Top 25 and have a second...

FILE - This 2010 photo shows Rich Gunnell after he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. Gunnell, who became wide receivers coach at his Alma Mater Boston College, was named the school's interim football coach after head coach Steve Addazio was fired on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.(AP Photo, File)

Boston College faces No. 23 Cincinnati minus Dillon, Addazio

Jan. 1, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Boston College will have its new head coach at the Birmingham Bowl but only as a spectator, and won't be able to turn to star running back A.J. Dillon either. No. 23 Cincinnati, meanwhile, finally gets to play somebody other than Memphis. The Bearcats (10-3) face an Eagles team...

Utah gets a big flip on Day 2 of early signing period

Dec. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

The ripple effect of a coaching change at Boston College seems to have benefited Utah in recruiting. The Utes signed highly touted cornerback Clark Phillips on Thursday, the second day of the early signing period. Phillips had been committed to Ohio State, but flipped late after Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator...

Jeff Hafley speaks at a news conference where he was introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Boston College, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

New BC coach Hafley stops by campus on way to CFP Playoff

Dec. 16, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Hafley only had time for a quick meeting with the Boston College football team on Monday before a 9 a.m. news conference in an auditorium so packed with supporters that latecomers were diverted to an overflow room for the livestream. From there, it was upstairs to a reception —...

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2017 file photo shows San Francisco 49ers Jeff Hafley during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.   Hafley is the new Boston College football coach.  “Jeff’s shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching,

Boston College hires Ohio St assistant Jeff Hafley as coach

Dec. 14, 2019 1:17 PM EST

The tweet from Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond showed a puff of white smoke rising from the school's Gothic bell tower, Gasson Hall. The Eagles have a new football coach. Borrowing from a papal tradition, the Jesuit school ended its search to replace Steve Addazio and made it official on Saturday...

Colorado State guard John Tonje, left, drives past Colorado guard D'Shawn Schwartz in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Collins, Colo., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Bethany Baker/Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP)

Gatling helps No. 24 Colorado hold off Colorado State 56-48

Dec. 13, 2019 11:37 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The touch on Shane Gatling's jumper finally returned. Bye-bye shooting slump. Gatling scored a season-high 20 points to help No. 24 Colorado hold off Colorado State 56-48 on Friday night after squandering a 16-point lead. He couldn't have picked a better time to break out of his...

Steve Addazio, center, looks down at a jersey presented to him by athletic director Joe Parker, left, and President Joyce McConnell during an announcement that Addazio has been hired as the new head football coach at Colorado State University at a news conference at the school Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Addazio eager to lead Colorado State after being fired at BC

Dec. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Steve Addazio got a little lost inside his new facility. The Colorado State football coach wandered from room to room, before taking a moment to gaze out a window at the mountains in the distance. Back at the summit, now that's where he envisions the Rams. It's been a whirlwind...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Florida State coach Willie Taggart watches his team play Wake Forest during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C. Florida Atlantic has reached an agreement with Taggart to be its new football coach, replacing Lane Kiffin, said a person familiar with the negotiations. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

FAU hires Willie Taggart to be next coach, replacing Kiffin

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Willie Taggart has another chance, and Florida Atlantic's search for Lane Kiffin's replacement is over. Taggart was hired by FAU on Wednesday, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. “I’m looking forward to long-term success here," Taggart...