Boston College, No. 4 (UPI) and No. 5 (AP) in final polls, has been selected to play national champion Brigham Young in the third Kickoff Classic, Aug. 29 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
Add an expected $700,000 payday for Boston College to the Flutie legacy, and a chance for whoever replaces him to duel 1985 Heisman candidate Robbie Bosco, the BYU quarterback, before Boston College plays Maryland Sept. 14 . . .
Star Iowa passer Chuck Long will play as a fifth-year senior, hoping to quarterback a Rose Bowl victory. Long could have declared for NFL draft . . .
Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne, 47, reported "doing very well," said that he sure was after double-bypass heart surgery in Lincoln -- "I'd really prefer just to treat it like a head cold."
Osborne's surgeon said the coach had an "excellent heart" and could be out of the hospital within the week, jogging within two or three weeks and back on a regular schedule in four to six weeks.
"The one thing it may change," Osborne said, "is that I probably will not be able to go quite as hard five days a week recruiting from 7 a.m. until midnight, and then come home on the weekend and put in 15- or 16-hour days. That's probably crazy to do anyway."