Another Flutie headed to Chestnut Hill


After a brief hiatus, the Flutie surname will again be represented on Boston College’s football roster when the 2014 season rolls around.

According to, New England high school quarterback Troy Flutie has verbally committed to play his college ball with the Eagles.  The 6-0, 178-pound Class of 2014 recruit is the son of former BC wide receiver Darren Flutie (pictured, bottom) and, yes, the nephew of 1984 Heisman winner — and author of this transcendent highlight — Doug Flutie (pictured, top).

A cousin, Billy Flutie, played receiver at BC as well from 2008-10.

While Troy Flutie plays quarterback, he will likely enter BC with the generic “athlete” tag and could, at least initially, begin his Eagles career as a receiver.

Flutie’s father told the website that the family’s name alone didn’t land a scholarship offer from his alma mater.

“It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it’s a whole different feel,” Darren said. “Coach [Steve] Addazio is a whole different element. He made it very clear to Troy, ‘I’m so glad your father, your uncle and your cousin came here; [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC.”

The latest Flutie at BC makes sense on another level as well as the Eagles are the only FBS offer Troy Flutie holds thus far in the recruiting process.

Rutgers WR Carroo expected to have assault charges dropped

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Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo could have a charge of simple assault dropped by a New Jersey court today. The woman he is accused of slamming to the concrete has agreed to drop the restraining order request and has asked the assault charge against the Rutgers receiver be dropped as well. reports today the woman and Carroo each appeared in a family court on Tuesday, and the woman told the judge she is not scared of Carroo.

So, what does this mean for football? Simply put, it means Carroo may be eligible to play again as soon as this weekend. That would be good timing, as Rutgers is set to host Michigan State this Saturday night.

Carroo has been sitting out while serving an indefinite suspension while this legal process plays out. Carroo has missed each of the last two games for Rutgers, against Penn State and Kansas. Rutgers was off this past weekend. If this legal process does play out as it is expected at this point, Carroo could be reinstated quickly and promptly, making him eligible to return right away. Carroo is one fo the best players on the roster, so having him back and eligible to play is very good news for the Scarlet Knights offense.

Gamecocks still hope to host LSU Sat., but alternatives being evaluated

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The recent flooding in the state of South Carolina has brought many dangers and concerns much more important than football with it, but this being a college football-focused website we must dive into the connection real life issues have with the sport from time to time. South Carolina is scheduled to host LSU in Columbia this Saturday, and that still appears to be the plan. Alternate plans have been discussed though, just in case they will be needed as the week unfolds.

The very concept of moving a college football game to another stadium is indeed a rare situation. It is not, however, completely without precedent. The 1942 Rose Bowl between Duke and Oregon State (my how the times have changed) was moved from Pasadena, California across the country to be played in Durham, North Carolina. This was out of fear of the west coast being attacked during World War II though. LSU’s Tiger Stadium has served as a home football stadium for a weather-related event in the past as well. The New Orleans Saints played four games in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and forced the Saints to play the entire 2005 season on the road.

Today is only Tuesday, so there is still some time to make sure Williams-Brice Stadium and the surrounding area is suitable for hosting the SEC contest this weekend. Odds are the game will be able to be played as scheduled, but safety for fans and teams involved is always the priority.