December 29, 1985 |
UCLA quarterback David Norrie did participate in parts of practice Saturday afternoon, but Coach Terry Donahue was not at all sure that Norrie would be ready to start against Iowa in the Rose Bowl game. Donahue said that there is now some fear that the quadriceps muscle in Norrie's right leg, which seems to be strained, might even be torn. "It's up in the air right now," Donahue said. "His last practice was a week ago. We'll go as long as we can go (before making a decision).
September 24, 1985 |
David Norrie will be the starting quarterback for UCLA in the Bruins' Pacific 10 opener Saturday at Washington. Coach Terry Donahue had no trouble making that decision, considering that Norrie led the Bruins to an easy victory over San Diego State last Saturday. The Bruins are 2-0-1 going into the game at Washington. The question now is who will start at tailback if, as the coaches fear, Gaston Green is still unable to play. Green sat out the San Diego State game because of a knee injury.
October 22, 1994
Here's to Frank Batchkoff. A guy who played four years at UCLA during which time the team won two Rose Bowls, a Fiesta Bowl, a Freedom Bowl and seven of every 10 games it played. A guy who claims, "Donahue was our Achilles' heel." Frank would look for the manure in a room full of ponies. Ninety-five percent of the I-A schools in this country would love to have the record that Coach Donahue has established at UCLA. By the way, Frank, didn't you sell your Rose Bowl tickets this year to a Wisconsin fan?
October 8, 1993 |
David Norrie no longer calls plays for the UCLA football team, but the former Bruin quarterback is making a name for himself with his descriptions and insights about them. Norrie, who led UCLA to the 1986 Rose Bowl, is in his third season as the color commentator for Bruin radio broadcasts. A novice when he was hired in 1991 by KMPC-710, Norrie has learned and improved quickly. His experience as a player is evident in his analysis.
September 15, 1985 |
Another tough road game, another heart-stopping finish, another big comeback hero. But this time the roles were reversed, and it was the senior quarterback, David Norrie, who came off the bench in relief of junior Matt Stevens to save the day as UCLA rallied to tie Tennessee, 26-26, with two eight-point touchdowns in the last five minutes.
January 1, 2008 |
Game was an elixir for Bruins On the morning of Monday, Jan. 2, 1984, with UCLA set to play Illinois in the Rose Bowl, Bruins Coach Terry Donahue got a sickening feeling when he showed up at the team's pre-game meal at the Beverly Hilton. "Half the team was missing," Donahue recalled Monday. "I asked [trainer] Ducky Drake where everybody was, and he said they were sick." Food poisoning, or maybe a massive flu bug, had ravaged Donahue's team. And the sickest was starting quarterback Rick Neuheisel.