Boston College hires Steve Addazio

Boston College pulled a shocker Tuesday, hiring Temple coach Steve Addazio after just two seasons with the Owls.

"Steve Addazio brings three critical traits to Boston College football," athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement. "First, he genuinely cares about his students and will facilitate their formation and development in meaningful ways that creates a family culture extending into the entire BC community. Second, he has a passion that is contagious and an energy that will motivate those fortunate to meet him. Finally, he is a proven winner with an extensive history of success as an assistant and head coach that includes two national championships. We are very excited to have Steve Addazio leading Boston College football and look forward to an extraordinary future."

Boston College fired Frank Spaziani at the end of the regular season after going 2-10, one of the worst seasons in program history. Addazio has been at Temple the past two seasons, going 4-7 in 2012 in his first season in the Big East. Before that, he served as offensive coordinator at Florida.

"Steve Addazio has done a tremendous job with Temple Football in his two years at the University, and we wish him nothing but the best," Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw said in a statement. "Temple Football has never been stronger, and I am confident we will be able to attract a high-level pool of candidates for the position and the program will continue its upward momentum.”

A news conference has been set for Wednesday afternoon in Boston to introduce Addazio as the new Eagles coach.