Another mixed bag of roundup for Bruin related items for this Humpday. The LAT had a piece on Dorrell's predecessor Bob Toledo, who is now coaching at Tulane. Two glaring bit of ironies in how this all played out considering Toledo has ended up somewhere a deadly hurricane is the backdrop and also involves the story of a cursed QB recruiting saga (Losman). If either one of those storylines had gone the other way, it could have resulted in a different Bruin program post December 5, 1998. I don't need talk again about December 5, 1998. I already shared my thoughts on that day here in response to a question in a blogger roundtable.
Moving on to the present. Let's talk about the good stuff. The baseball team rebounded from Sunday's loss with a win over number 12 ranked Pepperdine:
Shortstop Brandon Crawford went 3 for 4 for UCLA (28-19), which won for the 20th time in the past 25 games.
Designated hitter Eric Thames led the Waves (31-17) at the plate, going 2 for 3.
Also staying on present we have been basking in Gordon's commitment in last 48 hours. Well here is something else. Something for all the soccer fans on BN. Lauren Barnes, a senior defender at Upland was selected as the Gatorade California Player of the Year. Why am I bringing up Lauren? She of course committed to our powerhouse program at UCLA.
These days pretty much every athletic program has developed into a powerhouse except for Dorrell's mediocre football program (and Olivier's joke of a basketball program). That brings me to the future. ESPN's Ivan Maisel, a Dorrell apologist who coined the term - Dorrellian - let the cat out of bag in his latest Q&A revealing the extreme pressure KD will be under this season to prove that his program is ... ya know relevant: