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Some good news. Dorrell reinstated Justin Medlock to the football team yesterday after the court gave him probation for his involvement in a DUI back in December:

UCLA kicker Justin Medlock was sentenced to three years' probation Monday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge.

Inglewood Superior Court Judge Rodney Forneret also ordered Medlock, 22, to perform five days of work for the California Department of Transportation and undergo a nine-month alcohol education program as a result of a Dec. 10 accident that injured Hannah Jun, a member of UCLA's women's golf team.

The next day, Coach Karl Dorrell suspended Medlock, who did not play in the Bruins' 50-38 victory over Northwestern in the Sun Bowl and sat out UCLA's spring drills.

After Monday's sentencing, Dorrell reinstated Medlock.

As you may recall - KD suspended Medlock for the Sun Bowl immediately after receiving the news that he was involved in a DUI. It was a good move. A move which stood in stark contrast to Pom Pom from cross town who never suspended his freshmen LB for assaulting other students on campus parties. The message is simple - gangbanging, potsmoking, gun-brandishing, thuggery in general - is accepted and embraced at USC, while those kind of behavior will never be tolerated at UCLA. We have different standards in Westwood.

Anyways it's welcome news that Medlock is back. He should be one of the premier college kickers going into next season. Just another reason we feel that it's reasonable to execpt Dorrell and his staff to come up with 9 wins and beat SC.