Here is the ninth set of answers:
UCLA football: bowl eligible next season?
If not, the heat will be turned up mighty heavily on the coaching staff. And, yes, it should be.
Trojans in ’06
Also called unbeatable
Then came 13-9
Keep dreaming Bruins
This offense markedly worse
Beatdown a comin?
Out of the ESPNU Class of 2009, 88 of the top 100 recruits have committed somewhere. Of those 88, 8 have committed to Pac-10 schools, of which 3 are going to UCLA. Not counting UCLA, that’s less than half a recruit per school. Why is this?
Because top 100 players either don’t like the Pac-10, or ESPNU is clueless about how to rank players. In other words, who cares what the ratings are. They are meaningless because you never know which player is going to pan out, and which one will not.
I’m glad that Craft hasn’t gotten seriously injured with all the hits he’s taken on the field. Some hits looked like he got hurt but still continued to play. Are you surprised that he hasn’t been injured this season since our QB position seems jinxed (ie. Cowan and Olson)?
No, because a lot of three-step drops and quick throws have been implemented into the offense to minimize the hits on the quarterback. And, yes, the hits have been minimized. And Craft is a very tough kid.
From what you have seen of Prince in practice would he be an up grade at the QB position compared to past years???
Too early to tell because he hasn’t had to digest a full game plan, and I haven’t seen him in any real action. But I think he has the potential to be a very good college quarterback.
Did Kevin Love need a security guard to get to class since he was so noticable and a high profile player? I know players like Leinart and money taking Bush needed guards at SUC. Also was he a cocky guy to deal with?
Love did not need security guards to get to class, and he was great to deal with. One of my favorites because he had a great sense of humor but also took responsibility for his play.
Do you perceive a rift between the older and younger players due to the lack of senior leadership on this team?
Nope, and mostly that is because a lot of the older players are just along for the ride.
In your opinion, what is Neuheisel’s philosophy on recruiting JC players and how does it compare with Dorrell and Toledo ?
I have no idea about Toledo since I didn’t cover him, but Neuheisel’s philosophy is the same as Dorrell’s, and that is to dip into the JUCOs to fill glaring holes. But both coaches would rather have a high school player develop in the system.
how does the NCAA regulate benefits provided to a student-athlete by a fellow student-athlete? and yes, i’m thinking about a certain millionaire point guard. could he, for example, treat teammates and/or recruits to expensive meals whenever he likes?
I believe he can only do so if there was a pre-existing relationship before a certain season in high school. It may be if the players knew each other before 10 th grade.
based on what you’ve seen, if ucla could keep only one of the two, and it was your call to make, would you keep dean or knox? and would it be a tough call?
It would Knox, and an easy call.