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TGIF Roundup

Kind of a crazy day in my neck of the woods. That's why didn't get to the do news roundups this am. But did a quick scan on the big three: Times, Daily News and the OC register. Seems all quiet on the Western front.  Kuwada follows up Dohn's profile on one of the 2LiveDrews, contemplating if MJD is the best ever to come out of Westwood:

LOS ANGELES Eric Bieniemy was in high school and well on his way to becoming a pretty fair football player himself. But he looked up to Gaston Green, no question.

The young running back at Bishop Amat High of La Puente watched the older running back at UCLA in 1986 as he set school records for rushing yards and touchdowns in a season, then went on the next season and became an All-American in leading the Bruins to 10 victories.

"Gaston was the man," Bieniemy said, elongating the word, as if three measly letters are not enough to do Green or his legacy justice. "I was a big-time Gaston Green fan. Still, to this day I am a big fan. I can remember going to the Rose Bowl and watching him put up tremendous numbers and doing some great things on the football field."

But that only raises the question: What, then, is Maurice Drew?

With either a great first half or an average game on Saturday when No.8 UCLA plays at Stanford, Drew will surpass Green and become the Bruins' all-time leader in all-purpose yards. Only a junior, he is on the brink of becoming the most productive player in school history in only 31 career games, the 32nd on Saturday against the Cardinal.

"You know what?" said Bieniemy, now the UCLA running backs coach. "He's a kid still growing. And that is scary. The sky can be the limit for him.
Let's hope MDJ continue to build on this legacy not to mention boost his Heisman run this weekend. Speaking of Stanford, I wrote last night about how we are going to be facing a damn good QB this weekend. Lonnie has more on one of the best in the Pac-10:
In leading Stanford to three consecutive victories, senior quarterback Trent Edwards has thrown eight touchdown passes with no interceptions. UCLA defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said Edwards is playing the best football of his college career.

"He's such a savvy quarterback," Kerr said about Edwards, who has led Stanford in passing and rushing the last three games. "He's a veteran player who has been around. He has a very good arm, and he's making good decisions with the football. He's been very efficient with his passing."

Edwards, who has a streak of 86 consecutive passes without one being intercepted, completed 24 of 46 passes for 224 yards against UCLA last year. But his three interceptions hurt the Cardinal in a 21-0 Bruin victory.
Let's hope that history (04 not 01), repeats this weekend Palo Alto.  Elsewhere, Dohn has an article on Breazell and his issues with gaining weight.  Lastly, on a positive note CFN picks us to win this weekend. (HT to bluestreet)  We must win. GO BRUINS.