Mark Whicker: Winning and discipline were Jim Bush’s constant companions

Forty-five years later, John Smith remembers every drill.

He can tell you what the UCLA sprinters and quarter-milers did on each day of the week. He remembers the long climb on the dirt path, up Sunset Boulevard,  the one that thousands of motorists pass each day as they go past UCLA’s back gate.

Monday it was 5-4-3,” Smith said. “Tuesday it was eight 800s. Wednesday it was three rounds of 300s. Thursday it was five 150s. And when I started coaching, I did the same thing.”

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