Athlon Sports: Frank Spaziani Ranked Last Among ACC Coaches

Filed under "tell me something I don't know." Athlon Sports is ranking the coaches of each of the six BCS conferences and recently published its ACC head coaching rankings. Not surprisingly, Spaz finished dead last among ACC head coaches.

"After 12 consecutive years with a winning record, Boston College slumped to a disappointing 4-8 mark in 2011. Although the Eagles made a bowl game in Frank Spaziani's first two years, the program's win total has declined over the last three seasons. With the lack of success last year, Spaziani needs to show progress in 2012 to keep his job in 2013. Former coach Jeff Jagodzinski didn't exactly leave a full cupboard of players for Spaziani, but the Eagles can't afford to sink too far in the standings, especially with the ACC likely expanding to 14 teams in 2013."

That's 12 out of 12. Worse than Maryland's Randy Edsall (2-10 in his first year in College Park), Duke's David Cutcliffe (15-33 at Duke) and even Larry Fedora, who has yet to coach a game down in Chapel Hill. Ouch. Throw in to-be ACC programs Syracuse and Pittsburgh, and Spaz would have likely still finished last, considering Pitt's Paul Chryst and Syracuse's Doug Marrone finished in the top half of the hodgepodge of Big East programs present and future.

Here are some of Spaz's accomplishments, by the numbers:

-- Under Coach Spaziani, Boston College has scored 30 or more points just six times in 38 games
-- The Eagles won 74% of their games in the five years prior to Spaziani's arrival. BC is 20-19 under Coach Spaziani.
-- Coach Spaziani is 5-14 against teams finishing the season over .500 and 0-5 against Top 25 teams.

The resume of the best Boston College coach of the last 15 years.

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