Speaking of the UCLA QB...check this out:
Complicating things for the Bruins this week is a freak injury to backup quarterback Patrick Cowan, who will make his second career start Saturday. Coach Karl Dorrell said Monday that Cowan got punched in the throat while being sacked, causing him to lose his voice on the final series. Dorrell relied on receivers to shuttle plays to the huddle and communicate them.
On the trip back to Los Angeles, Cowan's throat swelled up and he coughed up blood, Dorrell said. Cowan was under a doctor's orders not to speak Monday.
So what if Cowan has little or no voice come Saturday in noisy Notre Dame Stadium?
"We're going to have to find a means of communication," Dorrell said.
That can't be good for the team...