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The Drew Olson bandwagon is now growing in Los Angeles. Lonnie White jumps aboard with a full profile on the best quarterback in the Pac-10:

Olson is in the top five in the nation with a 166.5 pass efficiency rating, leads the Pacific 10 Conference in completion percentage (67.1) and touchdowns, and has moved to No. 2 on UCLA's career leaderboard with 571 completions, 7,208 passing yards, 7,042 yards in total offense and 54 touchdown passes.

On Saturday, Olson will play his final regular-season college game in the Bay Area when the Bruins face Stanford. In making his 34th start for UCLA, Olson said that although he's playing well, he's not about to "say I told you so" to critics who doubted that he could lead the Bruins to national prominence.
Not a bad piece. But we also need to start seeing discussions on Olson on a larger scope, so that rest of the nation starts hearing about him as well. Meanwhile the USA Today has a story on the other half of our Two Live Drew:
Drew is easily the most exciting runner in, say, a 13-mile radius. Fourteen miles away, at No. 1 Southern California, is Reggie Bush.

Both teams are 7-0, perhaps headed for a monumental intracity showdown Dec. 3. Bush, a leading Heisman Trophy contender, leads the nation with 203.1 all-purpose yards a game. Drew's 185.6 average is fourth. Bush has 13 touchdowns. Drew has 16, tied for second in the country.
Let's keep up the talk on our Heismans of Westwood.

Lonnie also has notes on the Stanford DC, Tom Hayes, who used to be an assistant at UCLA under Donahue during KD's playing days.  May be we will get to some of those famous UCLA `bend don't break' defense we were so privileged to watch under Donahue? Anyways, injury reports are encouraging.  McCloskey seems ok, and Everett is going to play.  Dohn also has this interesting tidbit on the Stanford rushing offense:
Cardinal update: Stanford leading rusher Anthony Kimble missed his second straight day of practice with a right leg injury, and may not play. However, the Cardinal are the second-worst rushing team in the league (110.2 ypg), and Kimble is averaging 39 per game.
Well let's hope they don't find a magical cure for that rushing attack this weekend.  I think our defense will have its hands full because of their passing game, which is a pretty good one. We will have more on Stanford later this week.  But that's all we are thinking about right now. Stanford. Stanford. Stanford. Stanford.

GO BRUINS.