Williams barks the loudest after loss

Andrew Walter's Heisman Trophy hopes went splat after a miserable outing against Iowa.

Originally Published: October 8, 2003
By Ted Miller | Special to
While UCLA ran off 39 consecutive second-half points in its 46-16 victory over Washington, the Huskies sideline boiled over in frustration. Stars like receiver Reggie Williams and defensive tackle Terry Johnson yelled at teammates, both upset with the lack of intensity and focus. Coach Keith Gilbertson understood the emotions but insisted that a similar scene won't happen again.

"We had some kids who were really upset after the game," Gilbertson said. "They weren't yelling at the team. They were venting. I wanted to vent myself. But it will be solved."

While Johnson refused interviews after the game -- an atypical move for one of the Huskies best communicators -- Williams had lots to say to reporters. He was upset that it appeared he was shut down in the second half by cornerback Matt Ware. He claimed he was open most of the game and added that Ware "sucked. "He didn't do nothing. I was killing him," Williams said.

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