(AP) -- The rebuilding at Boston College only gets more difficult from here.
After five straight seasons of decreasing win totals for the Eagles, BC went 7-6 in coach Steve Addazio's first year in charge, a five-game improvement from 2012.
The Eagles had a Heisman Trophy finalist and were one of the few teams to give national champion Florida State a game in 2013. Addazio's infectious enthusiasm and intensity injected much-need optimism into the program. That helped him earlier this month land the best-rated recruiting class to come to Chestnut Hill since 2011.