BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Boston College's newly appointed athletic director announced on Sunday that football coach Frank Spaziani will not be returning to the sidelines next season.
"A personnel decision of this magnitude affects many people and is never taken lightly, but I felt a change was necessary," Bates said.
Brad Bates, who was hired in October, made it clear that he would wait until after the football season had ended before deciding what to do with the ailing program; however, one day after the Eagles' 27-10 loss to North Caroline State Univ., Bates made the call that "Spaz" was done, reports The Boston Globe,
The 2012 season for the Eagles was one of the worst seasons in the history of Boston College Football finishing 2-10, losing double digit games for the first time since 1978.
Spaziani completed his fourth season as head coach and the 2012 team finished with a record of 2-10. Spaziani's four-year record stands at 21-29.
Spaziani was named head coach in 2009 after a 10-year run as the Eagles' defensive coordinator and two as running back coach. During his time as defensive coordinator, Spaziani produced one of the toughest defenses in college football and played a key role in Boston College's unprecedented run of 12 consecutive winning seasons and bowl games.
Bates said Boston College would begin a search for a successor immediately.