UCLA Football pre-season camp is just around the corner.
The newcomers will check into camp on Saturday afternoon. That will be followed by a dinner for the newcomers, their families and the coaching staff.
On Sunday, the newcomers will participate in several meetings, including compliance, training room and equipment. On the same afternoon, the returning players will be checking into camp. That evening, there will be a team dinner and administrative and football meetings.
On Monday, the newcomers will have photos taken in full uniform in the morning. Football meetings begin at 9:30 am followed by a walk-thru at 11 am.
Head coach Rick Neuheisel will meet with the media at 11:30 am and from noon to 1:30 pm, the players and coaches will participate in Media Day, doing various interviews, shooting TV freeze-frames and also taping material for use on the Rose Bowl video board.
At 3:00 pm, the first practice will begin. During the first four days, the squad will be split with one group participating beginning at 3:00 pm with stretch. The entire team will be together at 4:25 for special teams and the second half of the team will practice begining at 4:50. Practice will end at approximately 6:00 pm.
UCLA utilized the split practice during the first four days last year as well. This format gives all of the players more practice reps opportunities, giving the coaches more video to study.
Practices are open to the public through the August 21 scrimmage and will be closed after that date. Fans are reminded to stay in the Spaulding Field bleachers during practice. In addition, fans are not to have any contact with any prospective student-athletes or their families who might be attending practice.
To check the list of practices open to the public, click here.