November 5, 1999
After two Billy Joes, New Orleans Coach Mike Ditka may try a Danny against the Buccaneers. First-string quarterback Billy Joe Hobert is injured again and Ditka has doubts about second-stringer Billy Joe Tolliver. That means the Saints may resort to third-string quarterback Danny Wuerffel, famous for working magic down the road at Florida. The 49ers spent the week practicing plays from the shotgun, a formation they haven't used for 20 years.
October 16, 1992 |
Freshman Ryan Fien or John Barnes, a senior transfer from UC Santa Barbara, will start against Washington State on Saturday at Pullman in place of quarterback Rob Walker, who will be sidelined two weeks because of a sprained left ankle. Coach Terry Donahue said he probably won't decide on a starter until after watching Fien and Barnes warm up before the game.
November 12, 1998 |
Amid concern that two consecutive weeks on artificial turf might take a toll on his still-recuperating knee, tailback DeShaun Foster said he came through last Saturday's game at Oregon State without any problems. "It was pretty good, actually," he said. "It wasn't what I was expecting." The 40 yards in 12 carries marked his first game ever on the carpet, after which Coach Bob Toledo noted that "The pounding on the AstroTurf made it swell a little bit."
September 26, 1995 |
With his third catch against Washington State, a 10-yard pass from Cade McNown in the third quarter, Kevin Jordan broke J.J. Stokes' school record for receptions. But with UCLA trailing at the time, 24-5, Jordan was in no mood to celebrate. "It probably would feel more special had we won the game," said Jordan, who finished with seven catches Saturday to run his total to 159. "It's probably a big accomplishment in a lot of people's eyes, but right now it really hasn't really sunk in. . . .
September 9, 1995 |
The Dallas Cowboys felt confident Friday that cornerback Deion Sanders would soon wear a star on his helmet. However, negotiations were proceeding slowly Friday night and owner Jerry Jones left a rear exit of the Cowboys' Valley Ranch complex without commenting to the media on how the talks were progressing. The public relations office closed for the night. One of the staffers said, "We'll see you in the morning."
November 15, 1994 |
If he had it to do over again, Terry Donahue said he would have kept Sharmon Shah, Wayne Cook, J.J. Stokes and Kevin Jordan in for another series Saturday night at Tempe, Ariz. Instead, he pulled them late in the fourth quarter of a 59-23 defeat of Arizona State. Cook finished with 380 passing yards, best of his career and fourth-best in school history. Four hundred was a possibility against a porous Sun Devil defense. Shah finished with 180 yards. Two hundred was tempting.