August 23, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora went into name-dropping mode Friday. Asked what first-year freshmen would, or could, see action, Mora named 17 of the team's 25, though he noted that cornerback Johnny Johnson is injured. But, he said, "Playing well is one thing. Playing well enough to win is another. That is still to be determined. My sense about these kids, and hopefully it's confirmed as we go through the season, is it's not too big for them. " The Bruins used 12 first-year freshmen in 2012.
February 6, 2013 |
UCLA lost three senior starters from the defensive secondary, and it was not a unit that overly distinguished itself in 2012. Help is on the way. Defensive backs Tahaan Goodman and Johnny Johnson have signed letter of intents to play for the Bruins. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Goodman, a safety from Rancho Cucamonga High School, is ranked seventh at his position by Scout.com and ninth by Rivals.com. Johnson, a cornerback from Fresno Central High School, is ranked eighth at his position by Scout.com.
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April 14, 2005 |
Johnnie Johnson, the St. Louis pianist whose popular early-1950s trio was the launching pad for a young guitarist named Chuck Berry and who played a key role in the sound of Berry's genre-defining hits, such as "Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Wednesday. He was 80. He died of natural causes, his publicist said. A friend said he had been hospitalized last month with pneumonia and was on dialysis for a kidney ailment. One of Berry's best-known songs, "Johnny B.
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February 4, 2001 |
Johnnie Johnson, who shot down 38 enemy aircraft, making him the Royal Air Force's top gun in World War II, has died. Johnson died Tuesday at his home in Buxton in Derbyshire after an illness, said his friend, retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. He was 85. Johnson's career began inauspiciously. At first rejected by the Auxiliary Air Force, he joined the RAF Volunteer Reserves in the summer of 1940. He crashed a Spitfire on his fourth flight.
April 28, 1998 |
He looks as though he could still play some safety, but Johnnie Johnson releases his aggressions on a tennis ball these days. He finds competition not in shutting down No. 80 in a red and white jersey, but in opening up young people's minds to new horizons. "The greatest satisfaction I enjoyed was playing football," Johnson said. "I didn't know if there was anything that could give me that same satisfaction. My work with young kids comes as close to that feeling as anything."
February 2, 1997 |
Brokenhearted over a woman, Johnny Jay Johnson spent all his money on a bus ticket from Virginia and rolled into town five years ago in tears, planning to kill himself. Today, he's married, owns a two-bedroom house, works as a salesman, invests at a brokerage house and preaches positive thinking and self-discipline, sounding not unlike the speakers on motivational tapes he listens to daily. Now 40, he's confident he'll reach his goal of having $2 million by the time he's 54.