Aug. 9, 2009
On Sunday afternoon, the veteran UCLA football players reported to camp. The first team meeting is scheduled for tonight. On Saturday afternoon, the newcomers reported to camp and went through a series of orientation meetings on Sunday.
Monday's schedule includes position meetings in the morning and a short walkthrough. The players will participate in Media Day at noon and at the same time shoot portrait photos for television broadcasts and other material for the Rose Bowl video board.
The first practice is scheduled for 3:00 pm. For the first few days, head coach Rick Neuheisel and the coaches will split the team into two groups so the players can receive more one-on-one coaching from the staff. The first group will begin practice at 3:00 pm. The entire team will work on special teams for 20 minutes at 4:20 pm and then the second group will practice from 4:40 - 6:00 pm.
Fans are welcome at all practices through the Fall Scrimmage on August 22.
Among the veterans, defensive end Chinonso Anyanwu, who will be sidelined for at least three months due to hip surgery, wide receiver Osaar Rasshan, who has retired due to injury, and several non-scholarship players are not reporting for camp until after the first game or the start of school. Among the newcomers, fullback Jayson Allmond and non-scholarship quarterback Ted Landers will not report until NCAA Clearinghouse issues have been resolved.