Earlier in the week there was doubt as to whether the pre-Cal Ducky Drake speech would ever be given again.
For the past 13 seasons, former UCLA player, coach and administrator Ed Kezirian has been in charge of giving the famous "Ducky" Drake speech on the Thursday before the Cal game. But with Kezirian retiring from his role of director of academic services earlier this year, that speech is in jeopardy of not being given to the young Bruins in advance of their rivalry game.
However, just in from Dohn's blog, by Jill Painter:
Ed Kezirian just showed up at practice. He's here to give the famous Ducky Drake speech. Kezirian is retired and drove down from the Central Valley.
We'll need all the help that we can get this weekend. It's great that the tradition continues. And here's a little clip of the man himself. Love the passion Coach K has for UCLA.