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A&M to hire former Colorado State head coach Steve Addazio as OL coach

January 21, 2022
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The Maroon Goons have a new coach.

Jimbo Fisher is set to hire Steve Addazio to become Texas A&M’s new offensive line coach following Josh Henson’s departure to USC. TexAgs’ executive editor Billy Liucci was first to report that Addazio is headed to Aggieland.

A veteran of over 25 years in college football, Addazio was most recently at Colorado State, serving as the head coach of the Rams for the last two seasons. In December, Addazio was fired after compiling a 4-12 record. He was previously the head coach at Temple (2011-12) and Boston College (2013-19).

Addazio began his coaching career in 1988 as the head coach at Cheshire High School in Connecticut, where he won three state championships. He then made the jump to the collegiate level, coaching tight ends and offensive line at Syracuse for four seasons (1995-98) before leaving to coach tight ends, tackles and special teams for Notre Dame from 1999-2001.

In 2002, Addazio joined Gerry DiNardo’s staff at Indiana as the Hoosier’s offensive line coach. In 2004, he assumed the offensive coordinator role in addition to his offensive line duties in Bloomington during DiNardo’s final season in Bloomington.

Following DiNardo’s ouster at Indiana, Urban Meyer hired Addazio to coach tight ends and tackles in 2005. Two season’s later, Addazio was made associate head coach and offensive line coach of the Gators, and in 2009, he replaced Dan Mullen as offensive coordinator in Gainesville.

In Addazio’s first season as an offensive coordinator, Florida finished 13-1 with an SEC Eastern Division title and a Sugar Bowl Championship. The Gators’ only blemish was an SEC Championship Game loss to eventual-national-champion Alabama. That season, Florida ranked sixth in scoring offense (457.9) and 10th nationally in scoring offense (35.9) with a unit led by Tim Tebow.

After Meyer resigned from Florida in 2010, Addazio became the head coach at Temple. In his first year, the Owls were 9-4 and won the New Mexico Bowl as members of the MAC, but they regressed to 4-7 the following season when Temple joined the Big East.

Addazio became the head coach at Boston College on Dec. 4, 2012, a position he held until 2019. Taking over a team that was 2-10 the year before, Addazio guided the Eagles to a 7-6 record and the program’s first bowl appearance since 2010. The 2013 offense was led by running back Andre Williams, who rushed for 2,177 yards and won the Doak Walker Award. Despite an impressive first season at BC, 7-6 would be a high-water mark for the program under Addazio as the Eagles won seven games in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Addazio was fired at a 6-6 season in 2019 and finished his BC tenure 44-44.

Colorado State hired Addazio to replace Mike Bobo prior to the 2020 season, which was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rams played just four games of their eight-game schedule and finished 1-3. Addazio was fired following a 3-9 campaign in 2021.

Addazio will have no shortage of talent to work with along the offensive front as Texas A&M has signed several elite linemen in recent recruiting classes.

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A&M to hire former Colorado State head coach Steve Addazio as OL coach

21,613 Views | 40 Replies | Last: 4 mo ago by ironmanag
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Juan!
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I could of been Juan but I'm f'in confused. Trust in Jimbo I gues.
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Great experience in the OL room, does he know any tackles that want to join us
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That will work!!!
JAD AG85
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Pagina uno!
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taylorswift13 said:

Great experience in the OL room, does he know any tackles that want to join us
I don't know about that, but apparently at least one recruit is pleased with this move.
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A New Hope
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Awesome!
Bronco6G
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I'm confused with all the secrecy of the hire. He's been available since December? Why would Looch say it wouldn't happen if the name got out before the announcement?
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Urban Meyer recommended?? Wow !!
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Wyatt309 said:

taylorswift13 said:

Great experience in the OL room, does he know any tackles that want to join us
I don't know about that, but apparently at least one recruit is pleased with this move.

So our top target (Addazio) was recommended by Urban Meyer before Addazio was selected instead.

Umm...huh?
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Yeah, lots of experience coaching offense and the offensive line and tight ends. Also at some good programs and with some top coaches.

WC94
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So an offensive line coach who also can coach the #1 TE in America and #1 TE from Sweden? I approve, Brent Rambo style!
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Is this guy not old? Thought that might be a negative for the selection? Perhaps this is a fall-back?
Grab some popcorn...why the ongoing cover-up? The Phenomenon: FF to 1:22:35 https://tubitv.com/movies/632920/the-phenomenon

An est. 68 MILLION Americans, including 19 MILLION Black Children, have been killed in the WOMB since 1973-act, pray and vote accordingly.

TAMU purpose statement: To develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good. Team entrance song at KYLE FIELD is laced with profanity including THE Nword..
The greater good?
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Addazio was recommended by Urban Meyer to be a head coach to Colorado State, and then later selected to that position
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Two *season's* later???

Does TA not employ an editor?
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Guy was painful to watch at CSU.
I'd rather drink "Kool-Aid" than go thirsty.
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Two *season's* later???

Does TA not employ an editor?


That tweet is from AT, not TA. Easy mistake to make.
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This hire is another head scratcher for my simple mind. Why are we hiring coaches with some character questions? I assumed we would have coaches knocking the door down to get to College Station.
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That's a bigtime hire to get an assistant coach with his resume and experience.
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I think it means Addazzio was recommended as a Head Coach to CSU prior to being selected as HC by CSU. It's worded a little weird, don't shoot the messenger.
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SchizoAg said:

Wyatt309 said:

taylorswift13 said:

Great experience in the OL room, does he know any tackles that want to join us
I don't know about that, but apparently at least one recruit is pleased with this move.

So our top target (Addazio) was recommended by Urban Meyer before Addazio was selected instead.

Umm...huh?
So, who was Colorado State's first choice - our top target - before hiring Addazio?
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I love all the negative Nancy responses. Zoo never disappoints.
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sonnysixkiller said:

This hire is another head scratcher for my simple mind. Why are we hiring coaches with some character questions? I assumed we would have coaches knocking the door down to get to College Station.
No character question on this one. He would not have the resume he carries with character issues.
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rrtodds said:

sonnysixkiller said:

This hire is another head scratcher for my simple mind. Why are we hiring coaches with some character questions? I assumed we would have coaches knocking the door down to get to College Station.
No character question on this one. He would not have the resume he carries with character issues.

Agreed.

Signed,

Bobby Knight
Woody Hayes
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Bobaloo
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Some folks should try to be College Football consultants. My guess is coaches like Saban, Jimbo and and Lane Kiffin would greatly valid the insight…
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He's 62. I'm guessing he is a place holder until we can upgrade. We'll know in a year or two.
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I'm 60. And I'll still beat the tar outta you with your placeholder.
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AWP 97 said:

He's 62. I'm guessing he is a place holder until we can upgrade. We'll know in a year or two.


People asked for Sherman to take this job and he's 67. Hell Jim Turners name was tossed around and he's 80
I will never understand how someone can tell so many lies and not feel bad about it...
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This hire is another head scratcher for my simple mind. Why are we hiring coaches with some character questions? I assumed we would have coaches knocking the door down to get to College Station.
What character issues for Addazio? And look Durkin made some mistakes as HC. Nothing egregious based upon the investigation. He's working for Jimbo and not setting team policy. Everybody deserves another chance. Jimbo Fisher and his hires get the benefit of the doubt from me. His track record to date has been overly impressive. Talk about a "rags to riches" story. Think about Elijah Robinson's trajectory since he's been at A&M. Currently the Assistant Head Coach? Jimbo's running the show. I trust him.
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Addazio doesn't have the off-field baggage that follows Durkin, but (and this is partially anecdotal) he's just kind of a *****. Coming from that Urban Meyer school of leadership, he's not a hire that necessarily excites me or has me convinced he's a true upgrade over Henson.

But, as always, we are all just outsiders to the program and we aren't seeing the day to day inside the locker room.
Bob Knights Liver
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What are the top three anecdotal nothing's has he done to make you think he's kind of an *******? Other than not be very successful in his run as HC, I don't see anything.
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The guy is crazy and seems like the most annoying kid in school. But maybe he's a really good OL coach.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/vanderbilt-football/steve-addazio-has-epic-postgame-rant-after-losing-to-vanderbilt/amp/
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Another one:

https://amp.coloradoan.com/amp/8825390002
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