Thanks for all the questions. It’s always great when there is this much interest, and I enjoy answering them. Now, here is the final set for this week:
Roughly How many football scholarships remaining to offer in 2009?
Scholarships are always a fluid thing, but right now I would say there are roughly 18 available since the NCAA maximum is 25 and UCLA has seven commitments. There could be a lot of turnover after Neuheisel’s first season, through transfers and guys deciding they no longer want to play. If UCLA needs it, I think they will find 25 available scholarships.
Do you think RN will continue to recruit 4-star QB recruits in the future? Dorrell stopped going after top QB’s after getting Ben Olson…and we are paying for it now.
Let’s see. Dorrell got Nick Crissman (a four-star) and Chris Forcier (a four-star), so I don’t think it stopped.
New football uniforms for 2008?
Not from what I’ve been told this point.
What is Pat Cowan going to do the rest of the year?
He is taking some time away from the game in the summer, having surgery in August and has been invited to be a student assistant coach in the fall by coach Rick Neuheisel, but a decision has not been made, I was told. Plus, he will attend classes.
Based on your info today, whom do you think will be the starter against Tenn., Olson or Craft? I understand there are many variables, and it’s not even June yet.
As I wrote earlier this week, and posted in the Q&A earlier today, Neuheisel said Olson goes into camp as the starter.
Whom do you consider the “face of [UCLA] college football” which ESPN is seeking? I really don’t UCLA has one, which is really part of the problem, but if forced to decide, I would say Terry Donohue. It really should be Cade McNown or Troy Aikman, but since leaving the school they don’t have that much involvement…at least publicly.
I agree with not really having one but settling on Donahue, but would also think about Gary Beban, Jerry Robinson, Kenny Easley or Gaston Green.