BOSTON — Boston College hired Steve Addazio away from Temple to be the Eagles’ next coach.
Addazio, a Connecticut native, went 13-11 in two seasons with the Owls since taking over for Al Golden in Philadelphia.
Temple is coming off a 4-7 season. In his first season with the Owls, Addazio went 9-4 and won the New Mexico Bowl.
Addazio, who is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference today, was given a six-year contract; financial terms were not disclosed.
Seventeen inducted into HOF
Defensive lineman Gabe Rivera was an All-American at Texas Tech in 1982 and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round in 1983.
He has trouble remembering his playing days now. A car accident during his rookie season left him in a wheelchair and robbed him of some of his memory.
The congratulations that came after he was elected to the College Hall of Fame helped bring back some of those faded memories.
Rivera was part of a class of 14 players and three coaches inducted into the Hall at the National Football Foundation banquet in Manhattan.
Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer and former Miami coach Jimmy Johnson were also among the inductees.
Diaco wins award
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Other finalists were Georgia’s Mike Bobo, Texas A&M’s Kliff Kingsbury, Florida’s Dan Quinn and Stanford’s Derek Mason.