The next football coach of UCLA got some great news yesterday as Brigham Harwell and Marcus Everett, two players who could emerge as key contributors in next year’s post Dorrell rebuilding project, announced their intent to redshirt and return for one more season:
Harwell, who has not played since the second game of the season because of a knee injury, was trying to get back this season, but he suffered a strained shoulder during practice last week.
Everett suffered a high ankle sprain against Utah in the third game and played a few plays against Notre Dame. Everett will undergo surgery on the ankle in December.
"He has a pre-existing calcium deposit and bone spurs and some other things that developed from this last ankle sprain," Dorrell said.
Dorrell would not comment on how the return of Harwell and Everett would affect recruiting and the number of scholarships he has to offer.
Also one more interesting note from yesterday courtesy of Davis:
"Maybe there was a little pressure with that," defensive end Bruce Davis said. "Stuff like that can be overwhelming at times."
Speaking of Bruce, in case you guys haven’t done it yet, please make sure to check out this must read from DumpDorrell.com on ‘the culture of blame’ around Dorrell’s pathetic program. DD rightfully aims at the whining of Davis about the late hit penalty in the ASU game and Brandon Breazell’s selling out his team-mate – Chris Meadows – for dropping a catch. DD:
Make no mistake, the next coach will inherit a good amount of talent (like Harwell and Everett and the recruits who will stay with UCLA if it makes a good hire), but it will have a lot of cleaning up to do, given a rotten ‘culture of blame’ CTS set up in Westwood.