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With the firing of Frank Spaziani, Boston College has maintained its tradition of hiring coaches whose names are hard to spell with former Temple coach Steve Addazio.
After bouncing around the NCAA with coordinator roles at Florida, Indiana and Notre Dame, Addazio gets a BCS gig with a rather empty cupboard.
Most importantly, his style conflicts directly with what he has been given. Addazio has publicly stated that he wants a ball control, pound-it-out offense that can shorten the game and provide for some potential upsets.
The problem is that Boston College's best player is a strong-armed quarterback who throws too many interceptions and his starting running back quit during the first spring practice.
Just how much will Addazio have to bend without breaking his philosophy in 2013?
Obviously he cannot ignore that the talent on offense remains with the passing game, but how does he manage that within his vision of success?
Until Addazio gets to bring in his own players, he must adjust, and the results are going to be difficult to predict.
Judging him early on may be unfair, but it also will be a testament to how he deals with adverse circumstances and opportunities to compromise.