Steve Addazio wants to finish career, win national title at BC
Posted by: Josh Kendall on Thursday December 06, 2012
Posted by: Josh Kendall on December 6, 2012
Steve Addazio started his career at Boston College on Wednesday by saying he wants to end his career with the Eagles as well.
"This is where I want to be," said the Connecticut native who was hired this week and introduced to the Eagles community in a news conference Wednesday. "I have a home up in Cape Cod. I'm in New England. I'm at the most wonderful place I could possibly be at. I couldn't be more clear about that."
Addazio, who coached Temple for two years before being hired by Boston College, says he believes the Eagles can win a national championship under his guidance.
"It's been done at a lot of places," he said. "That's the job, that's the mission, that's what we strive for. I've been in a couple of those. I've been there when the confetti comes down with the feeling and the elation after all the hard work that goes into it. There's absolutely no reason why that can't be accomplished at Boston College."
Addazio believes he can have an "immediate impact" on the Eagles running game, which was No. 115 in the country this year (90.9 yards per game). On defense, the Eagles will attack, he said.
"I never want to be a bend but don't break," he said. "I want to go after people on defense. Be aggressive. You don't talk to your team like you're in a boat and say, 'Let's go quarter throttle.' Bam - you go full throttle. You bang it, and you go. That's how I want it to be, 'Hey guys let's get fired up' not 'take it easy.'"
Addazzio already has hired Ryan Day to be his offensive coordinator and is talking to other members of the current Eagles coaching staff
"Ryan's spent a lot of time here," Addazio said. "I think he's one of the brightest young coaches in our business right now. I'm so excited that Ryan is on my staff. He's just one of those special guys. His personality is infectious. He's a great leader, a great husband, and a great father. As we put that together our staff, those are the characteristics on offense, defense, and special teams.
"It's not very complicated. We all - myself included - enjoy when someone has a plan, excitement, and energy, and you can look into their eyes and you can believe in their vision and you trust in them. That's what it's all about. We'll have those kind of guys."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org