Will start with hoops today. Josh Shipp had hip surgery and he will be sidelined till December. Get well soon Josh. Josh is one of my favorite players in the Bruin squad. This surgery is a tough loss for the team early part of the season - but I think something really positive will come out of this as it will give Cedrick Bozeman a chance to fit in Jordan, Aaron et al, after having to sit out last season. Plus it will give the incoming frosh Michael Roll and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute opportunities to gel and to get used to Coach Howland's system. Shipp is tough kid. He will be back by the time conference season gets underway and be in full form by the time action really heats up starting in late January.
Ok ... on to football, staying with LA Times, Lonnie White follows Dohn from yesterday and reports on Wesley Walker returning to the LBing rotation. Speaking of Dohn, Brian has a profile on how the DO is leading "UCLA's resurgence":
Even during the offseason, while Olson was recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, fans clamored for heralded-but-unproven Ben Olson (Thousand Oaks High), or even Patrick Cowan, because they were convinced Drew Olson was not the answer.
Now, as Drew Olson leads the undefeated, 20th-ranked Bruins into their Pacific-10 Conference opener Saturday against Washington at the Rose Bowl, he is the sixth-most efficient passer in the nation. He also has a great presence in the huddle, the confidence of his coaches, and he is quieting the naysayers.