Aug. 19, 2012
The Bruins worked out Sunday morning in shorts on the new artificial turf and grass fields on campus. The players and coaches then took a break for lunch and will return this afternoon for meetings and an evening practice at 7:00 p.m.
The team worked on game situations in several drills this morning. There was a blitz period and special teams work.Coach Mora also talked after practice about developing versatility with the defensive secondary. Most of the players have received work at multiple positions in the secondary during camp. The squad will put on the full pads this evening.
In a quick look at some of the Bruins in the NFL this week --- CB Alterraun Verner and LB Akeem Ayers were once again in the starting lineup for Tennessee; LB Brendon Ayanbadejo had a tackle for Baltimore; Justin Medlock connected on field goals from 43 and 49 yards out for Carolina; RB Derrick Coleman had five carries for 12 yards and a pass reception for Minnesota; TE Marcedes Lewis had a catch for Jacksonville; DL David Carter had a tackle for Arizona; RB Kahlil Bell and DL Brian Price were in action for Chicago; OL Mike Harris made the start at tackle for the Chargers.
Practices on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, at Spaulding Field on the Westwood campus, will be open to the public. Those practices are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday; 11:30 a.m. on Monday; and at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The team will then begin preparations for the first game.
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.