Sunday, November 07, 2004
THE CHARACTER ISSUE
After falling behind to Washington State 21-7 yesterday, UCLA battled back to within a two point conversion, before losing 31-29. UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said of the gutty little Bruins:
We showed a lot of character fighting back into it.
After the game, 20 or 30 of the Bruins, ignored the traditional handshake at midfield and bolted for the locker room. UCLA quarterback Drew Olson said:
I wasn't in the mood to do that today. They played a good game, but it hurts to lose...I didn't feel like shaking hands.
You can decide for yourself which incident is more indicative of character.