Have few more notes piled up in the inbox which I thought were sharing. Lot of people around the country have been either amused or intrigued by the news of CRN and Chow brandishing the new revolver offense. Here are couple of bits. From ESPN's Ivan Maisel:
Norm Chow has been teaching a pro-style, West Coast offense for many years, which is why UCLA’s installation of the "pistol" offense this spring comes as such a surprise. But Chow, the Bruins coordinator, knows that UCLA simply must find a running game. The Bruins finished ninth in the Pac-10 in rushing, with 114.6 yards per game, last year. Nevada, running the pistol, tripled UCLA’s total and led the nation with 344.9 yards per game.
I am guessing that is one of the reason coaches are looking at this offense. There is also the idea that the coaches want to make the most out of having a QB who poses a viable runing threat (without running him all the time). I wouldn't fret too much tough about Prince. I am guessing he is not going to be rushing 10 times a game and will hear enough from CRN or Chow to have his mouthpiece on while sliding.
Even UCLA might be in the hunt ("in the Pac-10 conference race"), especially if the Bruins get the hang of the pistol offense that coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Norm Chow are installing this spring.
So, stay tuned. It should be a fun fall.
Settle down there buddy. We are not thinking about conference championships yet. We'd like to see our team take couple of steps forward from last season (with a win in last regular game of the season) and we can go from there.
With the NFL draft just over a week away, Tom Brady and Wes Welker went back to school on Tuesday.
According to the Boston Herald, Brady and Welker made an appearance at UCLA's spring football practice in Westwood, Calif., on Tuesday. Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel made the news public via Twitter.
"Heading onto Spaulding [Field] for practice. Excited to welcome Tom Brady and Wes Welker, they stopped by UCLA to toss the ball around this afternoon," Neuheisel wrote.
uclafan11 was all over this development yesterday.
Who knows there might be some symmetry here. There are lot of similarities between the Red Sox Nation (which essentially is the base of the Patriots fan base) and BN (when it comes to UCLA football). That is also perhaps a post for another day this offseason. Anyway, having someone like Brady (how the heck he ended up in Michigan again?) at Spaulding can perhaps bring some good karma in Westwood. Never hurts to see the four letters popping up in the other coast.