Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 | Karl Dorrell expects to hear the question the rest of his days coaching football at UCLA.
Why didn’t he successfully recruit Reggie Bush over USC? After all, Bush and Dorrell are fellow San Diegans from La Mesa’s Helix High.
“I’ll deal with that question the rest of my career,” said Dorrell with a smile and nod of resignation. “We did get burned by him the last three years.”
But no more – Bush is now a rookie with the New Orleans Saints. And Dorrell, armed with a new five-year contract while entering his fourth season as the head coach at his alma mater, is now in position to challenge USC for football supremacy in Los Angeles as well as the Pac-10.