Another UCLA/sports post–
here are a number of post season awards for leading athletes in college football. Admittedly, UCLA has had few players to bag about these past few years. But this year is different. Drew Olson has had a phenomenal year. Here are the highlights:
30 touchdowns (#1 in NCAA).
Only 3 interceptions (tied for #1). 10 -1 ratio; phenomenal!
Currently #1 in the NCAA passing efficiency at a 172.5 rating, outpacing Vince Young, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn.
Completed 67.7% of passes (#5)
Avg. 9.03 yards per attempt (#6)
2909 total passing yards (#7)
And most importantly, team leader #1. Drew Olson’s leadership has led UCLA to 9-1 going into the $C game. Given MD’s and ML’s tremendous leadership and contributions to this team, this is saying a lot.
These are Heisman worthy numbers. So what happens? Drew Olson doesn’t even warrant a finalist selection for a second tier QB award–first tier would be the Johnny Unitias Award. This is indicative of the fact that we are not even on anyone’s radar. When EVERYONE talks about Texas and SC in the championship game as if this was a done deal, it means we aren’t even a freakin’ speed bump on SC’s road to the BCS title game.
How many more people need to dis us? This is totally unacceptable.
It is time to man up. Coach Dorrell! DRew! Mo! Marcedes! Havner! Page! J-Lo! KERR! Dudes! We definitely need to kick some ass. We cannot simply out-score SC, we gotta bury them. This is the ONLY way we can garner any kind of respect from the stupid pundits of college football. Okay? We need to get angry. We need to get emotional.
Do I sound pissed? Hell yeah! Damn, I have spittle spewing from my mouth as I read what I’m writing. I’m freakin’ foaming at the mouth. Coach, give ME a helmet. I’m ready!