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Pete Carmichael Jr. on Medway, a front-row seat for the ’85 BC Eagles and Marty Barrett

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Up next in our "New England Roots" series: Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr. Born in Framingham, raised in Medway and a former Boston College baseball captain, they don't come much more New England than Carmichael.

The son of the late longtime football coach, who assisted three different Boston College coaches (Joe Yukica, Jack Bicknell and Tom Coughlin) and then went onto coach in the NFL with the Jaguars and Browns, Carmichael was a baseball star for the Eagles before moving into football coaching. He's been an NFL assistant since 2000, and Sean Payton's right-hand man and Drew Brees tutor with the Saints since '06.

BSJ: You grew up in Medway. What was youth sports experience like there when you were growing up?