Football: Neuheisel makes debut for Loyola


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Quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, a sophomore transfer from Brooklandville (Md.) St. Paul’s who’s the son of UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel, made his debut for Loyola Friday during a passing tournament at USC.

Neuheisel showed off a nice passing touch and left little doubt once he gets acclimated, he’ll be a factor in the competition for a starting position.


He has moppy surfer-like blond hair, which makes him easy to identify. He’ll be a big addition to the Cubs who need to find an effective quarterback to be successful in the tough Serra League with Crespi, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Bishop Amat.

Neuheisel sure knows how to fit in. At the end of a morning session in which USC coaches helped direct the teams, Pete Carroll called all the players together for a little talk, then everyone got into a circle, put their arms in and shouted, ‘Trojans.’ No word if Neuheisel really mouthed those words.

-- Eric Sondheimer