The SB Nation LSU blog And The Valley Shook had the opportunity to sit down with Boston College alum and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie. Flutie was asked about tonight's Heisman Trophy race, LSU's quarterback situation and the coaching change at Boston College. The full interview is definitely worth a read.
Flutie was asked to comment specifically on BC's hire of Steve Addazio and his relationship with Chase Rettig and the program.
DK: Your alma mater had a big coaching change in the past few days. Steve Addazio, the former Florida offensive coordinator and Temple head coach, is taking over the BC program. What are your thoughts on the hire?
DF: I think it's a great hire. He's been exposed to so many great programs. He was down with Urban Meyer for six years at Florida. He was at Notre Dame with Bob Davie.
He's a fiery guy, and I think he's going to change the attitude around the program. We all love Frank Spaziani, but things went downhill, and we needed a change.
It's definitely a change in direction. He's going to build discipline with this team. I had a chance to talk with Steve the other day, and he's got his mind set on how things are going to be done. It's going to be almost like a military style when it comes to the team's work ethic.
DK: When it comes to guys like Chase Rettig and the rest of the BC team, how much involvement do you have? Do you get to talk with them during the season or watch practices?
DF: I usually see it from afar. I'm not too hands on, but I've been in touch with Chase the past few years. I've gotten the opportunity to watch some film with him and throw the ball around for fun.
He's a great kid, with a big time arm. I feel bad for him. He's had five different coordinators now. It's got to be frustrating. We were talking about game experience and how you build from that. Well, you are starting all over every time you have a new offense.
It's like Day One again. You have to learn the vocabulary before you step on the field, and it isn't second nature. You're thinking because you are memorizing information, and it isn't instinctive. He has to start from scratch all over again, and it's a real pain in the neck.
Chase has a lot of talent. He's really good. There are some positions BC is weak at right now and hopefully recruiting can take care of that.