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LETTERMEN RETURNING: 17 of 27.
WATCH FOR: John Regan, E; George Spaneas, T; Lou Lovely, G; Charles Fiorino, B; Len Hill, B; Tom Pat Sullivan, B.
THE DOPE: The Terriers had a stormy time of it last season, but Coach Buff Donelli saw a silver lining in his freshman squad. With those freshmen now ready for the varsity, Donelli says, "Boston U. should be very good in 1957 and possibly a strong football team in 1958." Donelli's youngsters will get plenty of opportunity to show their wares, but the returning veterans will carry the main load. Most important of these in Donelli's wide-open offensive setup are alternate Quarterbacks Charles Fiorino, a senior, and Len Hill, a junior. Look for them to do a lot of throwing. BU will also have a good defensive line, thanks to Guard Lou Lovely. He's good. The Terriers have a lot of very tough games on their schedule, most of them near the end. If the sophomores have jelled by then they could surprise. Otherwise, wait till next year.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 29—Massachusetts, N (no game)
COLORS: Red and black.
BASIC OFFENSE: Split-T and spin T.
1955 RECORD: Won 1, lost 6, tied 2.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 14 of 24.