October 24, 2007

Jordan looking to finish strong

Although most athletes are always sincere in what they say, what comes out of their mouths usually breaks down into the status quo, cliché phrases and statements that have been heard a million times over. But, there are a few noteworthy times throughout the course of a season in which you will catch an athlete being entirely candid with the media. Tuesday's sit down with Cal senior wide receiver Robert Jordan was one of those times.

Like many players on the Bears football team, Jordan found himself in a daze Saturday evening as he looked around the packed Rose Bowl, watching thousands dressed in Baby Blue yell, scream, and jump for joy in the midst of a surprising UCLA 30-21 victory over Cal.

Jordan was expected to suit up against the Bruins, but the pain coming from his sprained right shoulder suffered in the previous week's loss to Oregon State was too much to overcome. Of course, Jordan said, the pain of watching his team go down for the second time in his career in Pasadena hurt a little bit more.

"It was rough watching my team and everybody out there," Jordan said. "Lavelle Hawkins was telling me, 'Man, I need you out here.' That made it hard watching your team struggling and you can't do anything about it."

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