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Today marked UCLA Football's final two a day practice for the 2010 preseason camp. Tomorrow being the official final day of camp before game planning begins for the home opener against Kansas State on September 4th. The Bruins had a productive camp, improving and honing their skills on both sides of the ball. And while it was not devoid of unfortunate injuries, UCLA football is certainly heading in the right direction.
On offense, the Bruins looked to their steadfast receivers Nelson Rosario and Taylor Embree for big plays down the field. Rosario provided what has come to be standard for him in great catches he makes look effortless. A lot can be expected from this talented wide out. Taylor Embree caught a deep post during team drills but paid for it has he got crushed in triple coverage. Nonetheless, Embree popped up and proved he had the reception. Morrell Presley also had a nice day on offense. During a 3rd down emphasis period, Morrell made two solid grabs in the flats and turned to work up field for the first down. Great awareness, intelligence and effort by Presley.
Defensively, Patrick Larimore had perhaps the play of the day. During the same 3rd down period, Larimore was taking his drop in coverage after reading pass and with incredible athleticism and reaction jumped about 3 feet off the ground to bat down a ball thrown to an open receiver. The defensive line also had a great day; in particular, freshman Cassius Marsh seemed to be in the backfield on almost every play. He's just a guy that is fun to watch!
Now that game plan installation has begun, practices are closed to the public. But don't forget, to get the latest news on UCLA football visit uclabruins.com or on twitter by following: @CoachNeuheisel and @UCLAAthletics. And of course, buy your season tickets now so you don't miss any of what is sure to be a memorable season for UCLA football.