Monday, July 22, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 157



Football, basketball coaches give insight

By Stuart H. Clements
The Daily Cougar

Head football coach Dana Dimel, head men's basketball coach Ray McCallum and assistant women's basketball coach Todd Buchanan spoke
Thursday at the Saltgrass Steakhouse in Meyerland Plaza to update Cougar alumni regarding upcoming seasons.

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Head football coach Dana Dimel spoke regarding the upcoming seasons at the Saltgrass Steakhouse in Meyerland Plaza with basketball coaches
Ray McCallum and Todd Buchanan.

Buchanan spoke first about the Lady Cougars, who went to the Women's National Invitational Tournament championship last season.

Head coach Joe Curl was not able to attend because he was in Dallas working to make a better team.

"Everything is going very well," Buchanan said in regard to recruiting.

Coach McCallum showed much excitement for next season despite George Williams' decision to go pro and Marcus Oliver tearing his anterior
cruciate ligament in June. McCallum said that it won't stop the Cougars from having a bigger and better season. "(Marcus Oliver) is a tough kid and
may be able to play in December," McCallum said.

Dimel gave startling news about redshirt senior running back Chris Robertson, who did massive damage to his knee during the Red and White
game this Spring.

"Chris Robertson may be back for the Rice game," Dimel said.

All three coaches alluded to bigger and better seasons this year due to recruiting and the hard work that all the players put in to achieve success.

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