Bunch of football related news and notes to share with you this Thursday. Before you read any further be warned you may not find it pleasent.
So much for Dorrell signing the most talented OL recruit so far in 08 class. As some of you already alerted in the comment threads (HT bruinforever) Humani Stevens decommitted from UCLA after committing within days. From Bruin Roar:
Moving on to coaching news, scapegoat number 2 from last season – OC Jim Svoboda – has found a new gig … in Montana. I thought this (HT to artybruin)was funny:
While at Westwood, Svoboda was part of a staff that made three consecutive bowl appearances and last fall upset No. 2-ranked USC in its final regular-season game.
And speaking of funny, scapegoat number 4 – John Wristen – is camping outside D-2 Colorado State Pueblo hoping and praying for a new gig. The school was kind enough to issue a press release and list him as one of the finalists. Here are those finalists:
• Robert Smith – Former head coach at Western Washington University
• Scott Maxfield -- Head coach at Henderson State University - Maxfield withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday.
• John Wristen -- Former assistant coach at UCLA, Colorado and Northwestern and CSU-Pueblo graduate.
Lastly, I know it’s time of the season when lot of the season preview magazines are coming out. If you haven’t done it make sure to read Sunday Morning Quarterback’s preview of Dorrell’s team. SMQ wrote it up during March, when all of us were preoccupied with Ben Ball warriors. So I didn’t pay any attention to it in midst of Madness. SMQ notes on UCLA are mostly on the right track, but once against like other outside sources gets confused between the concept of our expectation v. prediction of Dorrell’s performance this upcoming season.
In terms of prediction SMQ has this: