On Wednesday, Boston College coach Frank Spaziani sat down with members of the media to discuss this week's matchup with Maryland. Predictably, the conversation quickly turned to Spaz's own job security.
Q. It's been a rough year for you. Did you see this coming? Not too much of a surprise to you? Did you feel this could be a tough season? Privately thought this could be a tough year, but I don't want to let on that it's going to be a rough year?
COACH SPAZIANI: Once again, I think as a head coach you understand exactly what the problems are and you try to manage your way through it. I think anybody that looked at our roster, has looked at it over the last four years, takes a look at it, would understand the challenges that we have.
We haven't been able to manage our way through that. Other people have that, too. Every year is rough. There's always problems and you have to manage your way through it. We just haven't done a very good job of it, to be honest with you.
Q. How worried are you this may be the last part of the season here as BC's head coach?
COACH SPAZIANI: How do I feel about it? Nobody sheds more blood, sweat, and tears on Saturday than I do. I know what our situation is, I know what I'm doing, I know the problems I have to work through. That's what I'm worried about. I'm worried about getting the victory on Saturday.
Q. Coach, you were in about this same position about this time last year. You turned it on, won three of your last five, finished strong. Do you see any signs or hints that something similar could happen this time?
COACH SPAZIANI: I see a lot of positive. Once again, I see a lot of positive things going on. What's going to happen in the remainder of the games, that's why we play them.
Our players are working hard. We got good coaches. We'll see what happens.
Q. Does the fact you did turn it around last year help in terms of keeping the players from, I don't want to say packing it in, but...
COACH SPAZIANI: Once again, that's a common question, it's logical, human nature. But as I've said over and over again, I've been here 16 years and for a lot of good reasons. One of the reasons, our guys come to work every week. They compete. Our motto is, Ever to excel. These guys embrace it.
I see it on the practice field. We practiced well yesterday. Hopefully we'll practice well today, and that's how you transform it into wins.
One week at a time and we'll see what happens.
Transcript via ASAP Sports.