Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…
1) USC is desperate for offensive lineman and is said to be scouring junior colleges. Were they looking at Casey Griffiths? – Anonymous
I was told by Griffiths’ coach that UCLA was the only major school offering for the upcoming season; most majors wanted him for 2011.
2) Jon, Now that you’ve been through one sports cycle at UCLA, who was the most impressive athlete you covered? Who has the most professional potential in his/her sport? Which athlete, if any, made you a believer in him/her with their approach to the game? Which program is set up the best for the next four years? Thanks – Anonymous
Most impressive athlete: Tyler Honeycutt. Most pro potential: Gerrit Cole and Brian Price. Believer: Rahim Moore and Trevor Bauer. Program: Baseball and football.
3) Did the release of LOI’s from the Hedrick 3 free up the scholarships for Bell and Griffiths? Might we expect one more late JUCO addition? Thanks for crushing it every week Jon. – PRYes on the skollies and probably not on the late addition.
Any word on when the PAC-10 media day is going to be? – captainqpThe coaches are heading to NYC and Bristol first for media day coverage on the 27th, but the actual media day is on the 29th at the Rose Bowl. Here’s the link: http://www.pac-10.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/072110aab.html
5) My apologies but I’m still a little confused. Some people are saying that Neuheisel didn’t completely close the book on Shirley and the Richardsons, that they still may return to the team in the future. Are they enrolled in classes? Is there a chance they’ll be put back on the team? If so, why? – Anonymous
They are up for re-recruitment. Right now, it as if they never signed with UCLA. If no team bites on them now, they could end up back at UCLA. Doubt it.