Well just how much is CRN enjoying engaging in the recruiting front? From Dohn:
I was talking to UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel last week about recruiting, and what it is like being in Los Angeles. He said one adjustment is always knowing coaches from other staffs are in the area,
"You're in a house, and another staff comes in right behind you and they say they slammed you,'' Neuheisel said. "War strategies could be plotted off of this; where your army is, how you're moving your troops. It's really kind of fascinating.''
One of the main reason Petey was successful at South Central against Dorrell (let's try to ignore for a second all his shady baggage that keeps getting heavier by the day) is he always projected a sense of confidence (until this recruiting season). Petey was like a pitbull. He always relentlessly flaunted how much he loved to recruit while we would hear nothing out of Westwood. Well that whole game has changed. Don't you think? And I think one has to be completely clueless if he or she thinks that our players and rest of the administration are not noticing how relentlessly CRN is going straight up and competing against the evil empire.
Meanwhile, speaking of recruiting Dohn provides the following tidbit on Toma which once again rebuts the nonsense, gossipy garbage, his college - Trojan shill Scott Wolf - was trying to spread on his National Enquirer blog:
One thing I heard in talking to a source in Hawaii today is UCLA did not pull the scholarship offer from Punahou (Honolulu) receiver Roby Toma after teammate Manti Te'o, a linebacker, told the coaching staff he wasn't going to attend UCLA.
Of course we all have heard the same story here as well. BTW BN is not the only place where "reporters" like Wolf and Adam Maya have been getting clowned (emphasis added):
Some great stuff is brewing between UCLA and USC fans, with a Bruins blog accusing members of the mainstream media of throwing out some anti-UCLA propoganda and spreading “unsupported, unsubstantiated conjecture from some sources smearing (Norm) Chow without providing a shred of definitive evidence.” The hatred is directed at LA Daily News reporter Scott Wolf (USC alum ‘88) and Orange County Register writer Adam Maya (also, coincidentally, USC Alum ‘05).
You’ve gotta love the lull between Signing Day and Spring Ball.
Specifically, BruinsNation.com has a bone to pick with this piece written by Maya where he reports that he “heard Te’o informed Bruins offensive coordinator Norm Chow during a conversation Wednesday morning he wouldn’t be attending UCLA.. Someone who said he knew of the exchange said Chow, the recruiter assigned to Te’o and a fellow member of the LDS Church, then supposedly told Te’o that that was fine as long as he didn’t go to USC.”
It kind of reminds me of that part in Ferris Beuller where “my best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.”
ROFL. That came from the guys at College Football Talk.
Anyway, moving on, we will end with the following highlight reel of Norco LB - Jared Koster - who was a late signee for CRN (via Dohn):
Excited to see what this young man can do. I get the sense he could pay immediate dividends in our special teams.