January 12, 2002
In regard to Tim Russell's letter last Saturday about the abuse the Nebraska fans took in Los Angeles: Tim says that the Cornhuskers were booed twice in Staples Center. Hey Tim, the Clippers get booed more than that, and that's their floor! He said that they were treated rudely? Hey Tim, ever see someone walking around Lincoln with an OU shirt on get treated with respect? Tim, we weren't mad that the BCS put you in the Rose Bowl. We were mad that you ruined what should have been a good game.
November 18, 1998 |
Marques Anderson has regained his job as the starting left cornerback, a move initiated last week at Washington and set to continue Saturday against USC, just in time to get part of the responsibility of containing R. Jay Soward. Anderson was in the opening lineup the first two games, only to be replaced by Ryan Roques amid harsh words by Coach Bob Toledo as part of the Sept. 21 shake-up that hit the entire secondary.
October 6, 2001
The Dodgers are another fading memory, the Lakers are weeks away, and USC is only a couple of inches from free fall. That leaves UCLA as the L.A. team of the moment. Even though the coaching staff, particularly Phil Snow, was the only real question mark going into the season, the media had to see it demonstrated that a defense anchored by such talents as Robert Thomas, Ken Kocher, Kenyon Coleman, Marques Anderson and Ricky Manning could actually hold an opponent under 30 and finally erase the nightmare of those Bob Field-and Nick Aliotti-led washouts.
December 29, 1997 |
Bob Toledo took time out from Sunday's practice for the Cotton Bowl to announce a reunion. Nick Aliotti will become UCLA's defensive coordinator after the Bruins play Texas A&M on Thursday. "We're very good friends," Toledo said. "We've been friends for years. We were on the same staff at the University of Oregon." Aliotti, who has coached the St. Louis Rams' linebackers for three seasons, replaces Rocky Long, who is leaving UCLA to become the coach at New Mexico.
October 12, 2002
Today, 12:30 p.m., Rose Bowl TV--Channel 7. Radio--KXTA (1150). WHEN UCLA HAS THE BALL Bruin freshman Tyler Ebell ran for 203 yards in three quarters last week and earned his first start. But under defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, Oregon makes shutting down the run a priority. So Bruin quarterback Cory Paus must prove early that he can connect with receivers being covered man-to-man and force the Ducks to back off the line of scrimmage.
October 28, 2009 |
Pacific 10 Conference coaches can't wait for Saturday's marquee matchup, USC at Oregon, the game of the week in college football. Well, some of them can't wait. "I got enough to worry about," California Coach Jeff Tedford said Tuesday during the league's weekly coaches' conference call. "Before you said that, I didn't really know who was playing to tell you the truth." Forgive Tedford for having amnesia about USC and Oregon. His Golden Bears lost to the Ducks and Trojans, on consecutive weekends, by a combined 72-3.
December 6, 1998 |
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti apologized Saturday. To everyone. The UCLA seniors. All the Bruin players. The rest of the coaching staff. And he didn't stop there. To the alumni too. The teachers on campus. Even the chancellor, Albert Carnesale. "For letting this slip away," Aliotti said. For presiding over this defense.
December 27, 1998 |
UCLA Coach Bob Toledo, ending the uncertainty, said that embattled defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti will be retained for next season. Toledo had said he would not make final evaluations of his staff until after the Rose Bowl and had avoided making any long-term commitment to Aliotti. But Saturday night, as the Bruins arrived at their Century City hotel to officially kick off festivities leading up to Friday's game against Wisconsin, Toledo said: "Nick's going to be with us."
November 10, 1998 |
Coach Bob Toledo, having run out of players to blame for UCLA's overwhelmed and still-faltering defense, Monday conceded that blame for the Bruins' frequent misalignment and apparent confusion falls on first-year defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti and the other assistants. "I want them to realize that I'm not pleased with them as well," Toledo said. "And I've told them. I'm not saying anything I haven't told them. I think we need to do a better coaching job.