Talked to Coach Jon D yesterday and said Todd Golper will not play tonight. Despite the news I’m sticking with my Arcadia pick.
Golper has a broken big right toe and has not received clearance to practice or play. It’s looking like he’ll sit out against Hoover, too, and hopefully be ready to play against Glendale.
Golper has been swimming to keep himself in shape.
Brian Rambeau, who was also injured against St. Francis, has been doing well and had a good week of practice. He’s going to play tailback and safety. With Golper out and Rambeau taking the load at tailback, I’m expecting QB Garrett Tuck to step up and have a good passing game.
“We’ve been banged up,” Dimalante said. “We’ve had to tailor back and simplify the offense more. Garrett will be ready to throw the ball.”
By the way, check out this Scout.com story about the nation’s No. 1 linebacker Manti Te’o, from Honolulu. He took his official trip to UCLA last week and mentions Golper in the story. (I didn’t post the link because it’s a fee-access story on their site)
Te’o Talks About First Official Visit
By Brandon Huffman
SuperPrep.com Sep 23, 2008
The #1 linebacker in the nation, Manti Te’o, from Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou, took his first official visit last weekend, to UCLA, and he talks with Scout.com about the visit and the timeline of his other four trips…
Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou linebacker Manti Te’o (6-2,225) went on the first of his five official visits this past weekend, taking in a trip to UCLA.
“It was a great experience and I got to spend some time with the coaches and the players,” said Te’o. “And getting to see California and UCLA was great. I’ve been to California twice before but this was the first time I ever really got to see UCLA. I saw it from the outside a few years ago.”
Te’o was greeted by UCLA’s offensive coordinator, and Punahou alum, Norm Chow.
“Coach Chow picked me up from the airport so I mainly talked with him when I got there. We started to get to know each other from then on,” said Te’o. “The host I had was (UCLA freshman quarterback) Kevin Prince. He and I talked about the mission process (Prince and Te’o are both LDS), and he said he was still thinking about taking his mission. We had some good talks.”