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November 25, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vision is a hard-to-define trait that separates great quarterbacks from good ones. It's the ability to see an entire field, to see things that haven't happened yet . . . but are about to. Lou Holtz, the Notre Dame coach, believes that his redshirt freshman quarterback, Ron Powlus, has it. And so does everyone else in the Notre Dame community.
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October 11, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
It's safe to say college football will never again know a character like Beano Cook, who died in his sleep Wednesday at age 81. Cook was a legendary sports information director at Pittsburgh who became a television public relations man and then a longtime ESPN commentator and contributor. "Unique, extraordinary, humorous and loved the game like few others," ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico tweeted Thursday. Cook had an encyclopedic memory about college football and an acerbic wit. No one was more passionate about the sport.
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October 4, 1997
When Notre Dame finishes its football season, the Irish won't retire Ron Powlus' jersey, they'll burn it. STEVE SERDINSKY West Covina
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October 21, 2000
After only 2 1/2 seasons, the hallmarks of a Paul Hackett-coached team are disturbingly clear: 1. The team will peak on opening day. 2. Game strategy will include no Plan B, unless you consider the total abandonment of the running game to play catch-up Plan B. I don't. 3. The coaching staff will regularly telegraph plays with changes in offensive personnel. 4. Everyone will offer laughable excuses for the defense--"Except for the long touchdowns, big plays and our inability to stop them whenever it mattered, our defense played a pretty solid game."
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October 26, 1996
What goes around comes around. I noted your article on Ron Powlus, Notre Dame quarterback, after the Irish trounced Washington. He said, "It is fun beating up on people." I wonder how he feels now, following last Saturday's loss to the Air Force in which he fumbled four times, the last one leading to his team's defeat. Maybe he now feels a little beat up! ROBERT L. FRANCIS Fullerton
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December 30, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY
As a rule, Notre Dame does not take injured players to the site of a bowl game until 48 hours before the kickoff. But quarterback Ron Powlus, whose season ended when he broke his left arm against Navy in the next-to-last regular-season game, is an exception. He arrived in Miami with the rest of the Irish on Christmas because Coach Lou Holtz wanted him to work with the new starter, Tom Krug, before Monday's game against Florida State. "There's a lot more normalcy with Ronnie around," Krug said.
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October 20, 1997 | Associated Press
The boos began as soon as Notre Dame fans saw Ron Powlus trotting onto the field in the fourth quarter against USC. The fans didn't want him. They wanted his backup, Jarious Jackson. Now it looks as if they might get their wish. With the Irish 2-5, Coach Bob Davie said Sunday it might be time for a change. "He's not playing like a quarterback on a 2-5 team," Davie said.
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October 21, 1997
Ron Powlus is still the starter, but his days of being Notre Dame's only quarterback are over. A day after saying he needed to reevaluate the quarterback job, Coach Bob Davie said that junior backup Jarious Jackson will get more playing time, starting with Saturday's home game against Boston College. "Ron still gives us the best chance to win, but if our offense bogs down, we've got to find a solution for that," Davie said. "We need to find out if Jarious Jackson is an option for us.
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October 11, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
It's safe to say college football will never again know a character like Beano Cook, who died in his sleep Wednesday at age 81. Cook was a legendary sports information director at Pittsburgh who became a television public relations man and then a longtime ESPN commentator and contributor. "Unique, extraordinary, humorous and loved the game like few others," ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico tweeted Thursday. Cook had an encyclopedic memory about college football and an acerbic wit. No one was more passionate about the sport.
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August 25, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beano Cook says he never meant the kid any harm. "It's a prediction," Cook says. "We all have predictions." Except that "we all" didn't make this one the first weekend in September 1994, on ESPN, the words rolling off Cook's tongue and vibrating at warp speed through cable lines across time zones and into America's memory bank. "Ron Powlus will win the Heisman two times and be the greatest quarterback in the history of Notre Dame." Cook insists the comment wasn't half-baked.
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October 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Ron Powlus stood on the sideline, hands on his hips, watching as Jarious Jackson ran the Notre Dame offense while the fans cheered. "I don't like to come out of games," said Powlus, who smiled when a small group of fans cheered as he left the locker room. "It was a decision coach [Bob] Davie made. It wasn't fun." But Notre Dame's much-hyped, much-debated quarterback switch never really happened.
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October 21, 1997
Ron Powlus is still the starter, but his days of being Notre Dame's only quarterback are over. A day after saying he needed to reevaluate the quarterback job, Coach Bob Davie said that junior backup Jarious Jackson will get more playing time, starting with Saturday's home game against Boston College. "Ron still gives us the best chance to win, but if our offense bogs down, we've got to find a solution for that," Davie said. "We need to find out if Jarious Jackson is an option for us.
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October 20, 1997 | Associated Press
The boos began as soon as Notre Dame fans saw Ron Powlus trotting onto the field in the fourth quarter against USC. The fans didn't want him. They wanted his backup, Jarious Jackson. Now it looks as if they might get their wish. With the Irish 2-5, Coach Bob Davie said Sunday it might be time for a change. "He's not playing like a quarterback on a 2-5 team," Davie said.
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October 4, 1997
When Notre Dame finishes its football season, the Irish won't retire Ron Powlus' jersey, they'll burn it. STEVE SERDINSKY West Covina
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August 25, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beano Cook says he never meant the kid any harm. "It's a prediction," Cook says. "We all have predictions." Except that "we all" didn't make this one the first weekend in September 1994, on ESPN, the words rolling off Cook's tongue and vibrating at warp speed through cable lines across time zones and into America's memory bank. "Ron Powlus will win the Heisman two times and be the greatest quarterback in the history of Notre Dame." Cook insists the comment wasn't half-baked.
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October 26, 1996
What goes around comes around. I noted your article on Ron Powlus, Notre Dame quarterback, after the Irish trounced Washington. He said, "It is fun beating up on people." I wonder how he feels now, following last Saturday's loss to the Air Force in which he fumbled four times, the last one leading to his team's defeat. Maybe he now feels a little beat up! ROBERT L. FRANCIS Fullerton
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October 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Ron Powlus stood on the sideline, hands on his hips, watching as Jarious Jackson ran the Notre Dame offense while the fans cheered. "I don't like to come out of games," said Powlus, who smiled when a small group of fans cheered as he left the locker room. "It was a decision coach [Bob] Davie made. It wasn't fun." But Notre Dame's much-hyped, much-debated quarterback switch never really happened.
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October 21, 2000
After only 2 1/2 seasons, the hallmarks of a Paul Hackett-coached team are disturbingly clear: 1. The team will peak on opening day. 2. Game strategy will include no Plan B, unless you consider the total abandonment of the running game to play catch-up Plan B. I don't. 3. The coaching staff will regularly telegraph plays with changes in offensive personnel. 4. Everyone will offer laughable excuses for the defense--"Except for the long touchdowns, big plays and our inability to stop them whenever it mattered, our defense played a pretty solid game."
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December 30, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY
As a rule, Notre Dame does not take injured players to the site of a bowl game until 48 hours before the kickoff. But quarterback Ron Powlus, whose season ended when he broke his left arm against Navy in the next-to-last regular-season game, is an exception. He arrived in Miami with the rest of the Irish on Christmas because Coach Lou Holtz wanted him to work with the new starter, Tom Krug, before Monday's game against Florida State. "There's a lot more normalcy with Ronnie around," Krug said.
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November 25, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vision is a hard-to-define trait that separates great quarterbacks from good ones. It's the ability to see an entire field, to see things that haven't happened yet . . . but are about to. Lou Holtz, the Notre Dame coach, believes that his redshirt freshman quarterback, Ron Powlus, has it. And so does everyone else in the Notre Dame community.
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