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?
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 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.
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April 12, 2011 |
Homer Smith, who served three stints as a UCLA football assistant coach and may have been college's most intellectually gifted offensive mind, died Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a long battle with cancer. He was 79. Smith, who spent 37 of his 39 coaching seasons at the collegiate level, never received the acclaim of the headliners he served — UCLA's Pepper Rodgers and Terry Donahue and Alabama's Gene Stallings. Smith was introverted and nomadic by nature, never spending enough time in one place to establish a school-specific legacy.
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.