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Frank Spaziani Fired: BC blogger reaction

After the firing of Boston College Eagles head football coach Frank Spaziani on Sunday, our Eagles blog BC Interruption reacted to the news.

Frank Spaziani will forever be remembered as the coach that took over for a Boston College program that went to back to back ACC Championship game and during his tenure brought them down to a two win team. Spaziani struggled mightily failing to beat rival Notre Dame during his four years and managing just six wins in his final two years with the program. He never beat a Top 25 team and failed to get the Eagles to a bowl game during his final two seasons.

During his tenure Spaziani had difficulties with managing his roster and coaching staff, most notably throwing Montel Harris off the team and an alleged altercation with former offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers. Current players such as Chase Rettig and Emmett Cleary jumped to his defense, but it was clear that when Bates took over, Spaziani's job was in serious jeopardy.

Frank Spaziani went 22-29 at BC after taking over as head coach in 2009. Spaziani was also 1-2 in bowl games, with his lone bowl victory coming as an interim coach in 2006 for Tom O'Brien, who had resigned to take the N.C. State job. O'Brien, whose Wolfpack defeated the Eagles on Saturday, was also fired on Sunday.

[Related: Click to read Spaziani's statement on being fired as BC's head coach.]

Spaziani had been with the Boston College program as an assistant coach or head coach since the 1997 season and saw the team shift conferences from the Big East to the ACC in 2005. Spaziani's win totals dwindled from eight to seven to four to two in his four seasons at BC.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Boston and BC Interruption as the immediate search for a new head coach of the Eagles continues.