Verner's Views - Game Week

Sept. 3, 2009

Game week! SDSU!!!

This past week has been spent a lot on game planning and practicing for San Diego State despite the possibility of us not playing because of the devastating fires that have been ravaging the Pasadena area. Just this morning, we found out that it has been cleared for us to play. That was the most exciting news of Thursday morning. I have been way too anxious to play this game this week to kick off our season. Now that it is almost here, I am ready to strap it up for my final season as a UCLA Bruin.

The team has been working extremely hard this week, trying to simulate game scenarios and get everyone mentally ready for the journey ahead of us. We have so many youngsters, so we spent a lot of time getting them acclimated to what we are expecting from them this season, especially in this game.

In other news, I went to see Final Destination in 3D with my family. It was a decent movie, but I was expecting a little more with it being in 3D. But it was still cool to be with family and my girl for a bit.

The other big news that happened today was the unveiling of the UCLA spotlight features of Chris Joseph, Jackie Nguyen, Onnie Willis, Michelle Selesky and me. They finally have the links out and the spots turned out really good. I still feel honored to be selected as the student representative for this highlight. The website is if you want to check out any of the spotlights.

This week is short and sweet. It's important when you have an opponent stepping into your territory to challenge you, so my time and focus has been put towards them. The Bruins are excited to be starting this season and Bruin Nation should be excited to see the dawn of a new era! Sept. 5th, UCLA vs. SDSU at 4:30 pm! It is time to get the show started!

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA