October 19, 2006

Patrick Cowan speaks!

Not since Greta Garbo moved from silent films to talkies or when French mime Marcel Marceau uttered the only words in Mel Brooks Silent Movie has there been such interest in hearing someone's voice. That someone is UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan. His injured throat caused quite a stir this week, but rest assured Cowan is speaking and he's ready to go.

"I can talk fine," Cowan said. "I can talk fine and I will be fine for the game."

At this point Cowan shows the media the face mask that he practiced in and it definitely had that lineman look. Needless to say he will be protected if he wears the same guard on Saturday.

"This is what I wore at practice for some extra protection. I will probably wear this game day."

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