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At Least, UCLA Coach Won't Have to Worry About No. 1 Ranking

September 13, 1986

Terry Donahue should now gear the program and the UCLA community toward winning the race for the national championship. Simply winning the conference title would never have satisfied Coach John Wooden. Donahue, likewise, should share a greater vision than a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.

Donahue will never win the national title by running under the yellow caution flag, as he did while preparing for Oklahoma. His low-key, defeatist attitude prior to playing the Sooners didn't exactly instill the confidence his players needed to make a game of it. Why not champagne and caviar instead of wine and roses?

And get the players in the weight room and beef them up.

MICHAEL J. WHITE

La Palma

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