Steve Addazio Replacements: Top 10 Candidates For Next Boston College Football Head Coach In 2020

Boston College Football announced Steve Addazio is fired as head coach, meaning it is now searching for the next Boston College head coach. So who are the top candidates to replace Steve Addazio as the BC head coach? We’ve got the top Boston College targets and some realistic options. 

There are some notables names Boston College could hire, like Luke Fickell, Jeff Monken or even Saints OC Pete Carmichael, but is that the route Boston College wants to go for it’s next hire? Boston College has been a steady 7-win team, but they want more. It’s not the best job in the ACC, but it’s a solid one. Still, would the top coach candidates want the Boston College job? 

Boston College could be a team that targets an assistant coach or coordinator. Ohio State DC Jeff Hafley makes sense and Ohio State LB coach Al Washington could be a sleeper. Washington might be able to bring Michigan DC Don Brown with him. Speaking of assistants, Texas A&M DC Mike Elko has ties to the areas. Butch Jones is a current assistant, but has head coach experience.

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There are also several proven coaches who should be high on Boston College’ head coach candidate list. They are at smaller schools, but Appalachian State’s Eli Drinkwitz and Buffalo’s Lance Leipold have done impressive work. They fit the area better than others, as does Army’s Jeff Monken and Toledo’s Jason Candle. 

Here’s the full Top 10 Candidates List:
#10 Pete Carmichael (OC, Saints)
#9 Jason Candle (HC, Toledo)
#8 Eli Drinkwitz (HC, App State)
#7 Butch Jones (Analyst, Alabama)
#6 Jeff Monken (HC, Army)
#5 Mike Elko (DC, Texas A&m)
#4 Al Washington (LB Coach, Ohio State)
#3 Lance Leipold (HC, Buffalo)
#2 Jeff Hafley (CO-DC, Ohio State)
#1 Luke Fickell (HC, Cincinnati)

FOLLOW: Tom Downey is the Senior Writer & On-Air Host at Chat Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Whatgoingdowney. 

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