Boston College fires HC Addazio after 7 seasons
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Boston College fired head coach Steve Addazio after seven seasons in charge of the program, the school announced Sunday.

Wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell reportedly will take over as interim head coach.

"We thank Steve for his leadership on and off the field in guiding our football program the last seven years," athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement. "He inherited a program that had a down stretch and led us to six bowl games while recruiting high-character student-athletes that represented BC the right way."

Addazio - who signed a two-year extension after last season - ends his tenure with a 44-44 record. The Eagles made a bowl game in six of his seven seasons at the helm.

However, under his leadership, Boston College beat just one ranked team (No. 9 USC in 2014).

The Eagles finished 6-6 this campaign, becoming bowl eligible with a 26-19 win on the road against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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