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October 11, 1986
Terry Donahue continues to fascinate, but more as a personality than a coach. In a profession known for attracting high-pressure, one-dimensional mono-maniacs, Donahue, week after week, year after year, becomes curiouser and curiouser. Indeed, he begins to look as out of place in the coaching fraternity as William Buckley at a Tupperware party. If ever a coach nursed the seeds of his own misery more lovingly or stubbornly, then I can't recall him. The man has been sitting on a recruiting gold mine for years, up to his armpits in talent, yet he reserves his greatest respect for undertalented, "scrappy" style players.
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August 29, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
James Primus is just one man, but he stands before us as the personification of the much-acclaimed strength and depth of the UCLA running back corps. Sure, there's Gaston Green, the star tailback. He gets the magazine covers and the big buildup. And then there's Eric Ball, who came off the bench when Green was hurt and scored four touchdowns in one Rose Bowl game. Ball is always being asked how he handles being such an outstanding back and still not a starter. But how about James Primus?
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August 29, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
James Primus is just one man, but he stands before us as the personification of the much-acclaimed strength and depth of the UCLA running back corps. Sure, there's Gaston Green, the star tailback. He gets the magazine covers and the big buildup. And then there's Eric Ball, who came off the bench when Green was hurt and scored four touchdowns in one Rose Bowl game. Ball is always being asked how he handles being such an outstanding back and still not a starter. But how about James Primus?
SPORTS
October 11, 1986
Terry Donahue continues to fascinate, but more as a personality than a coach. In a profession known for attracting high-pressure, one-dimensional mono-maniacs, Donahue, week after week, year after year, becomes curiouser and curiouser. Indeed, he begins to look as out of place in the coaching fraternity as William Buckley at a Tupperware party. If ever a coach nursed the seeds of his own misery more lovingly or stubbornly, then I can't recall him. The man has been sitting on a recruiting gold mine for years, up to his armpits in talent, yet he reserves his greatest respect for undertalented, "scrappy" style players.
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December 3, 1993
Listed are the high school football players of the year. The California state selections are by Cal-Hi Sports (Mark Tennis, Nelson Tennis). The Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section selections are by the First Interstate Bank Sports Board chaired by Braven Dyer Jr. of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. California high schools are members of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Positions: ap--All-purpose. b--Back. bb--Blocking back. c--center. db--Defensive back.
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September 24, 1985 | TRACY DODDS
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.
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September 19, 1985
UCLA tailback Gaston Green will miss the Bruins' home opener against San Diego State Saturday because of strained ligaments in his left knee. Green was injured in practice Tuesday when a teammate was blocked into him. Green, a sophomore who was coming off his best game ever (194 yards against Tennessee), will be out indefinitely. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue has not yet decided who will replace Green. It will be either redshirt freshman Eric Ball or sophomore James Primus.
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November 21, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
UCLA has a great tailback in Gaston Green. Some say he's one of the flashiest, most explosive, most exciting sprinters ever to wear shoulder pads. He had his biggest game to date last season when he gained 144 yards and scored two touchdowns in UCLA's Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami. But he became more popular when he gained 134 yards against USC. No one had done that to USC since Curt Warner in the Fiesta Bowl in 1982. And Green was just a freshman.
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October 8, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
With split end Mike Sherrard out with a broken collarbone, UCLA is facing the prospect of playing football at Stanford Saturday without its top two offensive players. Tailback Gaston Green is still recovering from a knee injury that has caused him to miss the last three games. "I think it's fair to say that they are our top two players," UCLA Coach Terry Donahue said.
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November 7, 1992
Senior tailbacks Archie Amerson and James Curtis enjoyed monumental success running the football for their respective teams Friday afternoon. Amerson rushed for 302 yards, the sixth highest total in San Diego Section history, to lead No. 2 Morse (9-0) to a 35-12 nonleague victory over USDHS (3-6). Curtis tied a section record with six rushing touchdowns after gaining 264 yards and leading No. 8 Kearny (8-1, 3-0) to a 55-13 City Western League rout of Mission Bay (4-4-1, 0-3).
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August 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Steve Pelluer was at the Atlanta Falcons' training camp today to meet with Falcons officials and have a physical exam. The Falcons are pursuing a trade for Pelluer, who arrived in camp Wednesday, but they emphasized that no deal is imminent. Pelluer, however, said he is eager to be traded. "I definitely want something to happen pretty quick," he told the Ft. Worth Star Telegram on Wednesday.
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