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September 24, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
When the late J.D. Morgan chose Terry Donahue to be the football coach at UCLA in the spring of 1976, it was a close call. He narrowed the field to a handful of candidates, and then he went with his instincts. Among the final candidates was Dick Tomey, who was then on the Bruin staff. Tomey stayed at UCLA one more year, serving as Donahue's defensive coordinator, then became the coach at the University of Hawaii.
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September 5, 2009
Things have changed a bit since Pete Carroll made his USC coaching debut against the Spartans in 2001, a game that drew fewer than 46,000 die-hards and curiosity seekers. Today, a crowd of more than 90,000 is expected as USC begins its drive for a spot in the Jan. 7 Bowl Championship Series title game. Times staff writer Gary Klein looks at some of the key issues and matchups when the Trojans play the Spartans: Quarterback quandary Pete Carroll knocked the college football world off its axis last week when he announced that first-year freshman Matt Barkley would start at quarterback.
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December 29, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN
Dick Tomey, coach of the Arizona Wildcats football team and a man used to being recognized, demonized, idolized and many other things, went with his wife, Nanci Kincaid, to a book fair and was asked more than once, "So, are you Mr. Kincaid?" "I kind of laughed," Tomey says, "and thought, 'So that's what it's like.' " Nanci Kincaid, 48, has written three books, the most recent titled "Balls," and she was a little delighted to see that happen.
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September 1, 2009 | David Wharton
Back when the "Desert Swarm" defense was terrorizing college football, burying quarterbacks under a torrent of blitzes, Matt Barkley was still in kindergarten learning his ABCs. On Saturday afternoon, Barkley could get a history lesson. That's because the USC quarterback will face a San Jose State team coached by Dick Tomey, the man behind Arizona's famed defense of the 1990s. It appears that, after all these years, not much has changed with Tomey. "If you've ever watched us play," he says of his current team, "you know that we get off the bus pressuring the quarterback."
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September 1, 2009 | David Wharton
Back when the "Desert Swarm" defense was terrorizing college football, burying quarterbacks under a torrent of blitzes, Matt Barkley was still in kindergarten learning his ABCs. On Saturday afternoon, Barkley could get a history lesson. That's because the USC quarterback will face a San Jose State team coached by Dick Tomey, the man behind Arizona's famed defense of the 1990s. It appears that, after all these years, not much has changed with Tomey. "If you've ever watched us play," he says of his current team, "you know that we get off the bus pressuring the quarterback."
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January 17, 1987
Bob Wagner, 39, University of Hawaii defensive coordinator, was elevated to head coach at the school, succeeding Dick Tomey, who resigned earlier this week to become coach at Arizona.
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January 9, 2003 | Steve Henson
Former Arizona Coach Dick Tomey said Wednesday he has had discussions with UCLA, but is not interested in becoming defensive coordinator. "I love UCLA but I wouldn't consider coming as a coordinator," Tomey said from a coaches' convention in New Orleans. "I'm standing behind Duane Akina." Akina, the secondary coach at Texas and an assistant under Tomey at Arizona and Hawaii for nearly two decades, interviewed Monday with Bruin Coach Karl Dorrell but no offer has been made.
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December 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
With Ortege Jenkins--who changed Arizona's image as a grind-it-out offense in seven starts--on the bench most of the game, the Wildcats returned to form in the Insight.com Bowl. The numbers they put up Saturday night against New Mexico weren't flashy, but they were effective. They ran 59 times for 209 yards and Arizona (7-5) closed the season with four consecutive victories for the first time since 1974 by beating the Lobos, 20-14, at Tucson, Ariz.
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January 9, 2003 | Steve Henson
Former Arizona Coach Dick Tomey said Wednesday he has had discussions with UCLA, but is not interested in becoming defensive coordinator. "I love UCLA but I wouldn't consider coming as a coordinator," Tomey said from a coaches' convention in New Orleans. "I'm standing behind Duane Akina." Akina, the secondary coach at Texas and an assistant under Tomey at Arizona and Hawaii for nearly two decades, interviewed Monday with Bruin Coach Karl Dorrell but no offer has been made.
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December 29, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN
Dick Tomey, coach of the Arizona Wildcats football team and a man used to being recognized, demonized, idolized and many other things, went with his wife, Nanci Kincaid, to a book fair and was asked more than once, "So, are you Mr. Kincaid?" "I kind of laughed," Tomey says, "and thought, 'So that's what it's like.' " Nanci Kincaid, 48, has written three books, the most recent titled "Balls," and she was a little delighted to see that happen.
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December 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
With Ortege Jenkins--who changed Arizona's image as a grind-it-out offense in seven starts--on the bench most of the game, the Wildcats returned to form in the Insight.com Bowl. The numbers they put up Saturday night against New Mexico weren't flashy, but they were effective. They ran 59 times for 209 yards and Arizona (7-5) closed the season with four consecutive victories for the first time since 1974 by beating the Lobos, 20-14, at Tucson, Ariz.
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October 21, 1990 | ALLAN MALAMUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dick Tomey thinks the fumblerooski must have been invented by Amos Alonzo Stagg. "It's as old as the hills," he said, "but you've got to have the guts to use it." Three times this season, the Arizona coach has had the courage to call the play where the center drops the ball on the ground as though he were laying an egg, the quarterback runs a phantom option play and the left guard picks up the ball and runs for glory.
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October 21, 1990 | ALLAN MALAMUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dick Tomey thinks the fumblerooski must have been invented by Amos Alonzo Stagg. "It's as old as the hills," he said, "but you've got to have the guts to use it." Three times this season, the Arizona coach has had the courage to call the play where the center drops the ball on the ground as though he were laying an egg, the quarterback runs a phantom option play and the left guard picks up the ball and runs for glory.
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November 11, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So, they hate USC Coach Larry Smith here? You obviously haven't been paying attention. That's old news in this town. For today's USC-Arizona game, there are newer, hotter feuds. Now it's time to hate Dick Tomey. Hate Ronald Veal. Hate the local media. Hate the local fans.
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November 11, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So, they hate USC Coach Larry Smith here? You obviously haven't been paying attention. That's old news in this town. For today's USC-Arizona game, there are newer, hotter feuds. Now it's time to hate Dick Tomey. Hate Ronald Veal. Hate the local media. Hate the local fans.
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September 24, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
When the late J.D. Morgan chose Terry Donahue to be the football coach at UCLA in the spring of 1976, it was a close call. He narrowed the field to a handful of candidates, and then he went with his instincts. Among the final candidates was Dick Tomey, who was then on the Bruin staff. Tomey stayed at UCLA one more year, serving as Donahue's defensive coordinator, then became the coach at the University of Hawaii.
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