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BC football seniors have brought program back to respectability

They came to Chestnut Hill from such divergent places as Sierra Madre, Calif., and Hamburg, Germany, and many compass points in between.

For the last four seasons, they have forged a bond as Boston College football players whose tumultuous journey took them to a bowl game in San Francisco as freshmen and on an unexpected downward turn as sophomores and juniors, a combined 6-18 stretch in which BC’s team became “fragmented’’ following a 2-10 campaign in 2012 that ultimately cost former head coach Frank Spaziani his job.

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