Steve Addazio finds loss to Notre Dame 'exciting, heartbreaking, frustrating'

Mike Petraglia
November 21, 2015 - 9:53 pm
Saturday was a heck of a way for a young team to go through the growing pains. But the 19-16 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame at Fenway Park was filled with plenty of learning experiences for the men of Boston College coach Steve Addazio. "This is going to come back to us," Addazio said of the growing moment. "It's exciting. It's heartbreaking. It's frustrating. But it's exciting. It's not like we're going to be all fixed right away. We're still a young team, but we're going to get better and better and better. To watch Jeff compete out there, to watch John Fadule compete out there, to watch Thaddeus Smith compete out there, to watch Elijah Robinson compete out there, to watch Mike Walker compete out there, to watch Tom Sweeney compete out there." Boston College's attrition rate this season has been remarkably high, starting with the loss of quarterback Darius Wade to a broken ankle and star running back Jon Hilliman to a broken foot. "I'm just rattling off some really young guys, guys that are freshmen or redshirt freshmen, to watch Chris Lindstrom and to watch Aaron Monteiro and John Baker, wow," Addazio said. "I've been coaching a long time and haven't seen a list that long of that kind of youth before, but it'll come back." Addazio's Eagles have lost seven straight to fall to 3-8 on the season. They will try to head into the winter on a winning note when they face Syracuse at the Carrier Dome next Saturday.