October 9, 1988 |
Jim Wahler, UCLA's starting nose guard, has been suspended from the team indefinitely, in part because of comments he made in an article that appeared Thursday in The Times, Coach Terry Donahue said Saturday. "One of the reasons he was suspended was (because of) his remarks in the newspaper," Donahue said. Wahler told The Times last week that he resented being moved last spring to nose guard, the position he played as a freshman, after playing defensive tackle the last 2 seasons.
December 12, 1985 |
Twelve players from Poly High School are on The Times' All-South Coast football team. The Jackrabbits, who are 11-1 and play Edison in the Big Five Conference Finals Friday night at Anaheim Stadium, placed seven players on the defensive team: linemen Stacey Elliott and Gilbert Moxley, linebackers Brian Tuliau, David Riley and Charles Burnham and backs Mark Carrier, Eugene Burkhalter and Michael Coulson.
February 13, 1986 |
UCLA is already regarded as a strong contender for the national championship next season, and the Bruins have apparently helped themselves for future seasons. That was the indication Wednesday when eight first-team high school football All-Americans officially signed letters of intent to enroll at the school. UCLA's recruiting crop is regarded as one of the best in the nation, although such assessments can be premature.
July 13, 1986
UCLA football Coach Terry Donahue has even more reason to smile these days. Donahue, who has the winningest record in school history and has won four straight bowl games on New Year's Day, will have 11 signees--more than any other coach--from one of the best recruiting classes in the country in the Shrine All-Star football game Aug. 2 at the Rose Bowl.
November 17, 1988 |
For a guy who is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the National Football League draft next spring, Troy Aikman is refreshingly unaffected, but the UCLA quarterback may have stretched his humility to the limit this week. Assessing the quarterbacks who will remain in the UCLA program after his departure, Aikman said: "Whoever plays, I don't think there's going to be a dropoff." It is a highly regarded group, but none of the four is projected as a first-round NFL draft pick.
November 2, 1989 |
His former teammates overpowered Pittsburgh last Saturday to solidify their No. 1 ranking and run their winning streak to 20 games. Meanwhile, his future teammates lost their third consecutive game, allowing the opposition to drive the length of the field to the winning touchdown for the second week in a row. Their 3-5 record represents their worst start in 10 years.