October 9, 1999 |
He might not play at all tonight, maybe not even for several games if UCLA has only close games and Cory Paus avoids injury. But Scott McEwan knows things have changed. He's the backup quarterback now, promoted from No. 3 when Drew Bennett was officially moved to receiver earlier this week. He's on the spot now. With nine college snaps on his resume. With one pass, an incompletion.
September 3, 1999
in the Top 25 Players from Orange County high schools on the rosters of college football teams ranked in this week's top 25: No. 7 Michigan Scott Panique, So., FB, Mater Dei No. 9 Wisconsin Joey Boese, So., CB, Mater Dei No. 13 Ohio State Austin Moherman, So., QB, Capistrano Valley No. 14 Colorado Dwayne Cherrington, Sr., TB, Santa Ana Valley Ryan Gray, Fr., C, Aliso Niguel Sean Jarne, Jr., DT, Esperanza John Minardi, So., WR, Santa Margarita Scott Nemeth, So., LB, Aliso Niguel Vince Reed, Fr.
August 19, 1999 |
He's getting the strength back over time, the mobility too. But he's not getting the same position. Micah Webb, the starting nose guard in 1998 before a knee injury prevented him from playing in the Rose Bowl, has become part of the renovated offensive line in '99, the better to protect his surgically repaired joint and the Bruin quarterback. Both can use the help. Webb will help himself, because offensive tackles don't get chopped at the legs as much as nose guards.
September 12, 2002 |
UCLA has rebuked attempts by Oklahoma to cancel games against the Bruins in 2003 and 2004. UCLA is scheduled to visit Norman, Okla., next season and play host to the Sooners the following year. Oklahoma also has Alabama on its schedule next season and a source in Norman said Wednesday the Sooners don't want to play the Crimson Tide and UCLA during the same season. Oklahoma was lucky to escape with a victory over Alabama two weeks ago.
September 4, 2002 |
Another day, another rationalization offered by UCLA coaches for another fight involving a player. Junior guard Shane Lehmann pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident that occurred in May outside Madison's Neighborhood Grill, the same Westwood establishment where cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. got into a fight in April that resulted in felony charges.
October 24, 2001 |
It was just like seventh grade, Mike Seidman creating thunder in the middle and Ryan Smith making plays near the sideline. The sport was basketball then. Seidman played center and Smith was a forward on a Thousand Oaks travel team. Now, of course, it's UCLA football. The roommates began the season in reserve roles but have emerged as sticky-fingered targets for quarterback Cory Paus. Seidman, a 6-foot-5 junior tight end, had catches of 40 and 19 yards against California.
September 11, 2002 |
It's the first marquee matchup of the UCLA season, and it couldn't be more visible. UCLA's Ricky Manning Jr., a two-time All-Pacific 10 cornerback, will cover Oklahoma State's Rashaun Woods, an All-Big 12 receiver who had 80 catches last season. One on one. Manning o mano. Woods will split out wide. Manning will crowd the line of scrimmage and crouch a few feet from the receiver's face. They'll talk, saying things no one but them can hear.
October 28, 2003 |
A bye week would look good right now to UCLA, which seems to suffer at least one significant injury a game. But there are no breaks in the Bruin schedule, so the team will hobble onward, to Stanford on Saturday. Defensive tackle Rodney Leisle has been diagnosed with a high sprain of his left ankle, an injury suffered in the first half Saturday night against Arizona State. He is out indefinitely.