January 30, 2007 |
UCLA offensive line coach Jim Colletto accepted the same job with the Detroit Lions on Monday, joining a growing list of former assistants to Coach Karl Dorrell. Colletto, who was with the Bruins for only one season, returns to the pro ranks, where he coached with the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2004 and Oakland Raiders in 2005. "This was a hard decision for me to make," Colletto said in a statement. "Karl [Dorrell] gave me a great opportunity and I am thankful to him for that.
December 21, 1996 |
Quarterback Ron Powlus said he will take advantage of his fifth year of eligibility and return to Notre Dame next season. Powlus said he would not have come back if Lou Holtz had returned as coach. Holtz was replaced by Bob Davie, the Irish defensive coordinator. Former Purdue coach Jim Colletto is Notre Dame's new offensive coordinator. "I would have come here under coach Holtz and been a three-year starter. . . . It would have been time for me to move on," he said.
October 24, 1997 |
1. North Carolina (7-0): In touching tribute to Coach Smith, football team switches to Four Corner offense. 2. Nebraska (6-0):Model program, class kids, Dartmouth of the Midwest. 3. Florida State (6-0): Yes, Virginia, we do remember our only ACC loss. 4. Penn State (6-0): If Paterno wins 300th this year, put an asterisk next to that Minnesota win. Paterno will. 5. Michigan (6-0): Quarterback opens roadside diner called "Griese Spoon." 6.
September 24, 1995 |
Corey Rogers ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull Purdue even, but teammate Brad Bobich missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt as time ran out and the Boilermakers had to settle for a 35-35 tie with Michigan State in the Big Ten game. After Rogers' second touchdown, a four-yard run with 1:46 to go, made it 35-34, the Boilermakers, 1-1-1 overall and 0-0-1 in the Big Ten, decided to go for a safe extra-point kick instead of a possible two-point conversion.
September 13, 1992 |
California tailback Russell White had the reputation. Purdue's young defense had the determination. Purdue came up with four turnovers, built a 38-3 halftime lead and held White to 79 yards Saturday as the Boilermakers cruised past No. 17 California, 41-14. Purdue scored on its first six possessions in its season opener. California (1-1) outgained Purdue, 376-306, but suffered from three intercepted passes and one lost fumble.
September 27, 1992 |
Purdue struggled through a first-half drizzle only to drown in a Notre Dame downpour. The rain-softened turf didn't slow Reggie Brooks, who rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as the Irish defeated Purdue, 48-0. "The guys put the holes there," Brooks said. "All I had to do was keep my feet and get the ball upfield." Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz said Brooks' performance shows he has gained a better sense of direction.
January 27, 2007 |
UCLA hired Nebraska offensive coordinator Jay Norvell to fill the same position with the Bruins on Friday. Norvell, 43, spent the last three seasons working under Nebraska Coach Bill Callahan, where he coached and developed offensive game plans but did not call plays. With the Bruins, Norvell will do both. "I've prepared my whole career to continue to gain more responsibility," said Norvell, who spent three years coaching tight ends for the Oakland Raiders before coaching at Nebraska.
October 10, 2008 |
Troubled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be disciplined by the Dallas Cowboys for a scuffle with his bodyguard that team owner Jerry Jones said resulted from joking banter that got out of hand and was quickly settled. "They were literally kidding each other," Jerry Jones said Thursday. "They were jiving around . . . and all of a sudden one of them starting saying some things, and here you go."
August 13, 2006 |
No player represents UCLA's football program under Coach Karl Dorrell better than junior fullback Michael Pitre. An overlooked member of Dorrell's first recruiting class in 2003, Pitre has been a reliable contributor the last two years and has become a quiet leader on this season's team. Pitre -- an honorable-mention All-Pacific 10 Conference selection last season -- is looking to get more work in Dorrell's expanding attack.