Spaulding Roundup: Adams Impresses and Beat Southern Cal

Harry How

Ishmael Adams was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, Anthony Barr has been named a Bednarik Award finalist as the Bruins enter Beat SC Week.

The Bruins are entering Southern Cal week. Bellerophon got things started this morning, and here are a few other notes to wrap up last week as we head into the biggie.

Ishmael Adams' debut effort returning kicks did not go unnoticed outside of Westwood. The conference recognized the one player who gave Bruins any sort of hope through the first half against ASU as the Pac-12's special teams player of the week. Ish talked to the media after this morning's practice. (video via Jack Wang/LA Daily News)

Adding to the Bruin award news, Anthony Barr has been named a finalist for the Bednarik Award, awarded by the Maxwell Football Club to the best defensive player in college football. The winner is announced and recognized as part of ESPN's college football award show, airing on Thursday, December 12th. In prospective bowl news, Chris Foster noted that representatives of the Alamo and Sun Bowls have been at recent UCLA games.

We have already blogged a bit about last Saturday's injuries - after coming back from a knee injury to start the game, Simon Goines broke his ankle and is lost for the season. Darren Andrews and Grayson Mazzone suffered knee injuries,, cutting short Darren's freshman season and keeping Grayson from his sole chance to Beat SC as a Bruin player (though for all we know, he could end up coaching QB's, or DB's or something by next fall). Additionally, Tyler Scott broke his wrist and Fabian Moreau sustained a pulled hamstring.

But no matter what happened last week, whether injury-related or the after effect of blowing the chance at returning to the Pac-12 Championship Game, it is time to focus on beating Southern Cal. That does not mean that we should forget how last Saturday's loss came to happen, but that for the next 5 days, the only thing that matters is that the Bruins on the field are given the best gameplan and right preparation to beat the trojans on Saturday night.

GO BRUINS!

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