There are 61 days left until the start of the Boston College football season on this Canada Day. Yes, we have Canadian readers and I’m reaching out. Break out a Molson and enjoy.
Who Wears 61 Now
AJ Caruso, LB/LS, redshirt freshman
We didn’t see any of 2012 recruit Caruso last year as he redshirted. It’s too soon to know what his contribution to the team will be in 2013 as linebacker or on special teams, but we’ll find out in 61 days, won’t we.
Notables Who Wore 61
• Doug Goodwin, DT, 2000-03. Four-year starter who coached Hofstra football, may it rest in peace.
• Orrie Scarminach, OG, 1970-71. Has an award named for him, awarded to the MVP of the BC-Syracuse game.
Andre Williams had 61 rushing yards in Boston College’s win over Maine in Week 2 of the 2012 season.
A Less Good Random Fact
Boston College had 61 rushing yards in their loss to Clemson — they gave up 209.
Might As Well Talk About ’61
1961 was the second of Ernie Hefferle’s two seasons as BC head coach, and neither of them were any good. This particular Eagles team went 4-6.
They Did Something Right, Though
In ’61, the Eagles forced eight turnovers against Villanova. May history repeat itself on August 31.