Boston College has fired its head coach, Frank Spaziani, after an awful 2-10 season.
ESPN's Joe Schad reported the news:
BC confirms Frank Spaziani out— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 25, 2012
The news is far from surprising. Spaziani began the season on the hot seat, and his job security has been a popular topic all year, and deservedly so.
Boston College struggled to merely be competitive this year, and that just continued a downward trend for the program since Spaziani took over head-coaching duties in 2009.
Spaziani had a strong rookie year by leading the Eagles to an 8-5 record. It has been a series of diminishing returns since.
The next season the Eagles were 7-6. They followed that up with a 4-8 effort last season and then this dismal campaign in 2012.
Considering this trend, Boston College was left with little choice but to part ways with its coach.
It is now time for the Eagles to jump head first into the coaching-search pool, and it will not be an easy job to sell.
Boston College is at a crossroads. They can either roll the dice and lure an up-and-comer looking for his first taste of coaching major college football, or they can open up their pocketbooks and try to land a big name—and they will have to open up their pocketbooks wide.
To land a big-name coach, the Eagles will have little to offer other than money, meaning they would have to overpay to find some star power at the head-coaching position.
Either way, the search is on.