Boston College will win its 2010 opener against Weber State on Saturday, and probably by a bunch.

Before long, even the most die-hard Eagles fans will have forgotten the details. That’s just how it goes; games and players fade from memory, fast.

But Doug Flutie didn’t. One 1984 Hail Mary made sure of that — but the quarterback himself has long since moved on.


“It’s etched me in the memory of college football fans,” said Flutie, who’s making the rounds promoting the Capital One Cup, an award for D-I schools’ cumulative athletic performance. “It’s given me a moment people remember me by. But I don’t think it influenced my career at all.”

As for this year at the Heights, Flutie said, BC’s ability to run should let the blue-collar Eagles “compete with anyone” they play.

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