Monday, May 07, 2012
Appropriate end for Lou Montgomery's story
Based on the media coverage, I assume I am one of many BC outlets who were pitched by supporters of Lou Montgomery. They initially reached out to me in April. I avoided the issue and story altogether because they wanted my support in renaming Alumni Stadium after Montgomery. While Montgomery certainly blazed trails, I didn't think BC should or needed to rename Alumni. In fact I've always liked the idea of "Alumni" being the name of our largest gathering place and high-profile building. Now I am in agreement with BCI in that retiring Montgomery's number is a nice conclusion to this recent attention. It's something BC has reserved for only a few football players and it ensures that Montgomery's legacy will never be overlooked. Hopefully the BC fans and students will give the Montgomery family an appreciative standing ovation when Lou is honored this fall.