You can file this report under another example of bad leadership at the top of Boston College.
According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, Steve Addazio may keep his job no matter how the Eagles finish up this season:
According to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly, the vibe coming out of Boston College is that Bates’ contract is not likely to be renewed when it expires next summer.
Bates has flirted with other openings in recent months, but at this point it seems almost certain he will be in place through the end of this season and into 2017. That sets up a scenario where the school, if it wanted to change football coaches this cycle, would do so with an athletics director who is perceived to be a lame duck.
In other words, there’s a school of thought at Boston College that it might just be better from a timing perspective to give Addazio one more chance to turn it around and start fresh with a new athletics director next year.
This report directly contradicts other reports that Addazio has to get to a bowl game this season in order to keep his job, so it’s tough to make heads or tails of this report. On the one hand it could have come from Addazio’s camp---him, his agent, one of his coaches--- which certainly would make sense.
It could even be that BC put it out there to see what kind of reaction it would get. Although a quick 5 minutes on Twitter or the BCI comments section of any article could have solved that.
It's more than likely just another example of the lack of communication within the BC administration though. In fact it reeks of the Steve Donahue situation where there was a total lack of communication inside the athletic department of what was going on and whether he was being retained or not.
For the record I am not buying this report.