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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Frank Spaziani: 'I know what I'm doing'

By Heather Dinich

Boston College coach Frank Spaziani said he’s not worried about losing his job right now; he’s more concerned about beating Maryland on Saturday and earning the program’s first FBS and ACC win of the season.

“Nobody sheds more blood, sweat and tears on Saturday than I do,” he said. “I know what our situation is, I know what I’m doing and I know problems we have to work through. That’s what I’m worried about. I’m worried about getting a victory on Saturday, to be honest with you.”

BC has yet to win a conference game and is 1-6 overall, its lone win coming against Maine on Sept. 8. The Eagles have since lost five straight and have hit rock bottom -- or at least equaled it -- under Spaziani. The Eagles won three of their last five games in 2011 after a similar 1-6 start, but that’s going to be a tall task this year with road trips to Wake Forest and NC State, and Notre Dame and Virginia Tech still on the schedule.

“I see a lot of positive things going on,” Spaziani said. “Now, what’s going to happen in the remainder of the games? That’s why we play them, but the players are working hard. We’ve got good coaches. We’ll see what happens.”

“I think as a head coach you understand exactly what the problems are and you’re trying to manage your way through,” he said. “I think anybody that looked at our roster or has looked at it over the last four years and takes a look at it would understand the challenges we had. We haven’t been able to manage our way through that. ... We just haven’t done a very good job of it, to be honest with you.”