Aug. 6, 2012
The Bruin football team took the field in shoulder pads and helmets on Monday afternoon. It was the third practice of the pre-season camp at Cal State San Bernardino and the temperature topped out at 107 degrees, with a gentle breeze.
"It was a good practice today," said coach Mora. "I was proud of the way they fought through a tough environment and kept the tempo and intensity up. We got a lot of really good work done." Coach also noted that temperature registered in the triple digits in Houston, the site of UCLA's 2012 opener against Rice on August 30.
Ka'imi Fairbairn (Punahou HS in Hawai'i) and Justin Moreno (walk-on transfer from Reedley Junior College) each took to the main field on Monday and began a competition at the placekicker position. Coach also pointed out that the offensive line took a step up the past two days in terms of attitude, intensity and competitiveness.
After team meetings and film sessions this evening, the team will hold its last practice on Tuesday in limited gear, putting on shoulder pads and helmets. On Wednesday, full pads will be the dress of the day. The team is scheduled to take the field at Cal State San Bernardino at 4:00 p.m. (NOTE NEW TIME) on Tuesday. Please continue to check the website for any updates/ changes in the practice schedule.
UCLA opens the 2012 football season on the road with a game against Rice on August 30 (6:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. PT). The Bruins then return home to the Rose Bowl for three straight games --- Nebraska (Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.), Houston (Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.) and Oregon State (Sept. 22, time TBA). For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN.
Fans heading to Cal State San Bernardino (5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407) should plan on bringing their own chairs, as there are no bleachers around the practice fields. Parking ($5 daily charge) can be secured at the parking kiosk off the Coyote Drive entrance to the university or at the blue automated kiosks in the lot. Plenty of parking is available in lots (Lot G is closest to field) within a short walk of the practice site located on the east side of the campus. Shade is limited, so come prepared to deal with the heat and sun.
For the full schedule of camp at Cal State San Bernardino, click here.