September 5, 1993 |
The quarterback battle at Cal State Northridge will take on a more competitive look Monday when Illinois transfer J.J. O'Laughlin enrolls at Northridge. O'Laughlin, 6-foot-2, 197 pounds, was recently granted a release by Division I-A Illinois, allowing him to play immediately at Northridge, a I-AA school. Because he used his redshirt season in 1990, he will have two years to complete two years of eligibility.
September 16, 1993 |
J.J. O'Laughlin will be named starting quarterback for Cal State Northridge today, according to a source close to the team. O'Laughlin, a junior who transferred from Illinois 11 days ago, has outperformed last week's starter, Clayton Millis. When he starts Saturday night at Northern Arizona, O'Laughlin will be the Matadors' third starting quarterback in as many games.
August 17, 1994 |
No sneaking up on anybody this time. Cal State Northridge quarterback J.J. O'Laughlin appeared on the horizon less than a year ago, a gunslinger riding into a new town to prove he had the quickest draw. Didn't take long for him to make his point. O'Laughlin, who transferred to Northridge from the University of Illinois one game into the Matadors' season, started playing the following week and picked up the offense on the fly. Fly could be the operative word this season.
April 14, 1994 |
Cal State Northridge opened spring football drills Wednesday with starting quarterback J.J. O'Laughlin watching from the same vantage point he occupied at the close of last season--the sideline. O'Laughlin, who was knocked out of an Oct. 30 game against Chico State, is rehabilitating from reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder in December. He has been stretching and lifting weights, but is not cleared to throw a football until Monday.
November 11, 1993 |
J.J. O'Laughlin, the quarterback who provided instant offense for the Cal State Northridge football team, will miss the Matadors' final game, Coach Bob Burt said Wednesday. A magnetic resonance imaging test administered Tuesday night revealed a small tear in the rotator cuff of O'Laughlin's right shoulder. "He's history," Burt said after watching the 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior throw a few passes at a late afternoon practice. "He can start getting better for next year."
April 22, 1995 |
Like a party host awaiting the first knock on the door, J.J. O'Laughlin was more than a little skittish. Two months ago, he scheduled a workout on the intramural field at UCLA, but this was no flag-football affair. O'Laughlin, a two-year starter at quarterback for Cal State Northridge, was hoping to impress NFL scouts with his skills. First, somebody had to show up. Finally, he spotted a few scouts on the horizon.