Just when we thought the challenge for CRN to rebuild our football program couldn’t get any harder, we get even more bad news from practice. Apparently both Cowan and Olson were injured in a span of 10 mins yesterday at Spaulding as both of them were carried off in a golf cart. Chris Foster from the LAT on how the two quarterbacks got injured:
Here is CRN on yesterday’s bad news:
Now, UCLA is faced with third-stringer Kevin Craft and fourth-stringer Chris Forcier getting most of the snaps at the spring game.
The length of the spring game, which begins at 7 p.m., will be determined after the severity of the injuries to Cowan and Olson, both fifth-year seniors, is known.
"You always try to look at the bright side," Neuheisel said. "If it were to be that (Cowan and Olson) could not play on Saturday, it would be an excellent opportunity to find out, under fire, (about) the other two kids, and to get them out there and see if we can develop somebody and get some confidence and so forth."
Fifth-stringer Osaar Rasshan, who rarely took a snap in practices lately, would be the third quarterback for the scrimmage.
Even if Cowan’s MRI comes out negative, CRN will still most likely to sit him (and Olson) out during Saturday’s scrimmage:
"I think we got an idea where we're headed," Neuheisel said. "That doesn't mean that we know exactly what we're going to look like in the fall."
The Bruins have struggled with center snaps throughout training camp.
"They want me to be able to play center, guard and tackle," said Ekbatani, who will be a junior. "I just want to play."
Ekbatani played center on the scout team as a redshirt last season.
Anyway, let’s hope BO and PC heal up soon. Meanwhile, this is a golden opportunity for both Craft and Forcier (and even Rasshan) to make a lasting impression heading into the Fall camp. Good luck to all of them.
UPDATE: wrt to Cowan's MRI we received this email from Adam: