Can't believe it is already Friday. Certainly has been an interesting week for me. Now I can really feel what Josh Shipp meant he was at times sore while recovering from his surgery last season. But thank fully everyone recovers. Shipp is getting in shape (more on him later) as well as yours truly. Thanks again for all the kind words. Anyways, let's get to our Friday news:
Per Dohn Kevin Brown is all right:
Brown was on crutches later in the afternoon, but x-rays were negative. Sources said Brown has a mild, high-ankle sprain, and could be out of action for a week but should be ready for the season opener Sept. 2 against Utah. He is not expected to participate in Saturday's scrimmage.
Brown, a junior, missed last season after injuring his left ankle in training camp.
"Right now, from (the trainers') observations, it's not as bad as it's been in his past history," UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. "But we're going to do all the precautionary measures to make sure."
OC Register's Kuwada on who will need to step up if Brown's injury lingers a bit:
Lonnie White has a report on the TEs. It is looking like Paulsen will be the man who will be the leading the talented crew from this bunch.
Another drug scandal at USC? Wizard has a post on how USC football players routinely go under the needle to 'elimininate aches and paines" before every game. Yeah not shady at all.
Lastly, the first blog poll roundtable of the 2006 polling season is up over at the House that Rock Built. We will try to get our response up by this weekend. But if you have any thoughts on as to how we should answer any of the questions, by all means fire away in the comment thread.