I just found this out according to the Los Angeles Times…
Rick Neuheisel will have a little more help at wide receiver for his Bruins’ game vs. California at the Rose Bowl this Saturday as Jerry Johnson, who hasn’t played in an entire year due to a broken ankle, will play for UCLA against the Golden Bears.
Johnson has proclaimed himself “100%” and has been practicing at Spaulding Field, the Bruins’ practice facility, this week. “If we can get 15 quality plays out of him, that will be terrific,” Neuheisel said.
That’s the good news, obviously; Lord knows my alma mater needs some as Homecoming approaches.
As for the bad news:
Senior safety Tony Dye,who was expected to be the key man in the UCLA secondary, is officially done for the year as the nerve injury in his neck, which has caused him much pain, hasn’t healed to the point where he can effectively play; his last game was against Texas on September 17th.
As he only played in three games, Dye is eligible to get a medical redshirt, which will allow him to come back next year.
That’s what Dye should do, and I would be surprised if he didn’t do that.
Not surprisingly, the Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t give the Bruins a great chance against Cal – UCLA is a five point underdog. Considering how the Bruins have played, I didn’t expect anything different.