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Tiger Woods struggles

Pam Licavoli: Let's not be so quick to throw Tiger to the Woods. I am a firm believer that a set back, is a set up for a come back.

Jason Douglas Lewis: Waiting for Tiger to return to greatness is kind of like back in the '90s waiting for Tyson to become great again. It just never happened. Hopefully Tiger can get back to the mountain top.

Michael Brown: I tend to agree with Pam, though Jason makes a good point and draws a pretty good comparison. I'll say this, he's still only 35. That's a pup in golfer years. Any other sport, and I'd stick a fork in him. However, not only is he obviosly still off mentally, but he's no longer mechanically sound. I think the new swing coach can help.

Lamont Wilson: The life span of a professional golfer is a long one, Tiger Woods is pretty young to those standards. Tiger has gone through alot in the past 2 years and I think he needs to like the game of golf again in order to get back to dominance. Tiger needs to play the game just because its a game instead of trying to win majors he needed more time off from the professional circuit and just enjoy the game all over again. This is my opinion

Pam Licavoli: Well said Lamont, hammer on the nail.

Michael Brown: I think you're right, Lamont. He just came back from an acl and knee injury too. He needs to heal up and also start playing in more events. Back in the day, Tiger would pick and choose what events to play in, but now, he can't be so choosy. In order to get his swing back, he must compete more.

The possibility of the Raiders moving back to Los Angeles

Michael Brown: I hate to admit it as a Raiders fan, but yes, the Chargers would make more sense. However, if the Raiders had different ownership, they would be a cinch. They have a devoted fanbase here in L.A. and people from the Bay who would plop down the dough to drive down the 5 freeway. When the Silver and Black were winning in L.A., the city was on fire. Other than the Lakeshow, the Raiders had the biggest buzz.

UCLA’s offense

Michael Brown: None of this will matter if the Bruins can't get anything out of the qb position. I thought Brehaut had the goods, but reports are saying he's being beat out by Kevin Prince. That's a bad sign. Prince can't stay healthy. Neuheisel's only hope if for true frosh Brett Hundley to heal up and take the job mid-season. Five years in and Neuheisel still doesn't have a qb. I thought he was supposed to be a offensive guru. Why couldn't the "genius" figure out you need a qb at the D1 level? Good luck against Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley, Darron Thomas and Ryan Katz. That's four Pac-12 1st round picks.

Jason Douglas Lewis: Seems like Neuheisel thought that Brehaut and Prince were highly ranked coming out of high school, but neither has shown much of anything at UCLA. Neuheisel is probably praying that Hundley is the real deal and saves his job, but if UCLA doesn't win this year he might not be around to see Hundley get on the field.

Michael Brown: That's how I see this playing out Jason. This team won't win more than four or five games. There are holes all over the o-line, they're too young in their defensive back seven and their skill players are just ordinary. Ricky Mavray and Shaq Evans could give them some production at receiver, but that's not likely. Who's going to throw them the ball? I like Franklin and Malcolm Jones in the backfiled, but this team will be trailing in a lot of games early. That'll pretty much nullify the running game.



USC’s running back competition


Michael Brown: Tough call. I actually think the Marc Tyler suspension will be a blessing in disguise. Nothing against him, but I've seen enough and he's just an avg rb. If Dillon Baxter matures, he can be that guy. Don't know if he can carry it 20-25 timer per game. I wanna see what Curtis McNeal and Amir Carlisle have to offer. Either way, my boy DJ Morgan will find some carries.


Marqise Lee named Cal Hi Sports Athlete of the Year


Michael Brown: I remember last year we ran this same story about Robert Woods. Could history be repeating itself? Maybe. Woods went to Gardena Serra like Lee, both killed it during USC fall practice, and Robert won a starting receiver position. Lee's in the lead to start opposite Woods. Will he win the spot? Stay tuned.

Jason Douglas Lewis: I like Lee's chances. USC is very young at WR, so Lee doesn't have to beat out a lot of upper classmen. Everybody, including myself, thought that George Farmer (Serra HS) was going to be the man at WR, and they also have Victor Blackwell (Mater Dei HS). Those two guys dominated high school football at WR the last few years, so it looked like Lee would play defense at USC. But he stuck with offense, and he's beating out some big time players. It's still early, and if all three of those WRs reach their full potential, along with Robert Woods (Serra HS), it's going to be nuts at USC. And if Matt Barkley comes back for his senior year, yeah, they are going to make a run at the national title.

Michael Brown: Don't forget Kyle Prater. I haven't heard much about him in camp, but he's back after redshirting. This receiving corps is going to be scary. Guys like Carswell, Flournoy and Markeith Ambles will probably be the odd men out.

Michael Brown Well, scratch Ambles off the list. He's done at USC. He and Kiffin never seemed to be on the same page. Markeith will probably transfer back home and play at a SEC school.

 

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