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April 25, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eyoseph Efseaff, a rising star on UCLA's offensive line, is an easy-to-please redshirt freshman whose simple needs reflect his upbringing as one of eight kids raised on a farm in Porterville, just south of Fresno. But on his recruiting trip to Westwood last spring, Efseaff made a request that sent panicked Bruin coaches scrambling in every direction. He wanted something to eat. While that might not sound complicated, Efseaff is a Russian Molokan who eats only kosher food.
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April 25, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eyoseph Efseaff, a rising star on UCLA's offensive line, is an easy-to-please redshirt freshman whose simple needs reflect his upbringing as one of eight kids raised on a farm in Porterville, just south of Fresno. But on his recruiting trip to Westwood last spring, Efseaff made a request that sent panicked Bruin coaches scrambling in every direction. He wanted something to eat. While that might not sound complicated, Efseaff is a Russian Molokan who eats only kosher food.
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December 11, 2001 | Steve Henson
Defensive end Kenyon Coleman of UCLA and offensive tackle Levi Jones of Arizona State were named winners of the Morris Trophy, given to the outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac 10. Bruin linebacker Robert Thomas was selected to The Sporting News All-American team. Tailback DeShaun Foster was named to the second team, Coleman was a third-team selection and safety Marques Anderson is on the fourth team.
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September 30, 2004 | Lonnie White
Senior Eyoseph Efseaff will make his first start at defensive tackle in place of suspended C.J. Niusulu against San Diego State on Saturday. "If you had told me a year ago that I would be playing D-line, I would have laughed in your face," said Efseaff, who started 25 consecutive games at offensive guard before being switched to defense in training camp this year.
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September 27, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruin guard Eyoseph Efseaff fasted from sundown Tuesday to sundown Wednesday, but he's not someone who got the day of Yom Kippur wrong. Efseaff belongs to the Russian Molokan church, a Christian religion that dates to the 1600s. Molokans observe many of the same holidays as Jews. "A lot of them are a day or two different, that's all," Efseaff said. "[Wednesday] was a day of atonement and a day to fast."
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August 23, 2004 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
With UCLA's opener less than two weeks away, the Bruins' deepest and strongest position is running back. That was evident in Saturday's scrimmage when the Bruins' top two backs, Maurice Drew and Manuel White, were used sparingly. Although UCLA's offensive line had a few breakdowns with weak-side blocking, the Bruins effectively ran the ball with Derrick Williams and Chris Markey.
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December 21, 2004 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
For UCLA seniors Ben Lorier and Eyoseph Efseaff, their Las Vegas Bowl experience did not last long because Coach Karl Dorrell sent them home for violating an undisclosed team policy. "Unfortunately, there was a circumstance that occurred that we did not want to continue to fester with our team, so we sent them home," Dorrell said.
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January 5, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Mark Weber, the UCLA offensive line coach the last six years, was retained Saturday by new Coach Karl Dorrell. Weber, 45, is the fifth coach hired, joining returnees Gary Bernardi (tight ends) and Don Johnson (defensive line) and newcomers Eric Bieniemy (running backs) and Jon Embree (receivers). Every Bruin lineman earned postseason recognition. Senior right tackle Mike Saffer was first-team All-Pac-10.
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August 25, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enough Bruin defensive linemen started last season to fill a baseball lineup. Complete with designated hitter. Nine of the 10 return, so experience and depth are not a concern. However, the nine combined for only 19 sacks. Recognizing that the unit's strength is just that--strength--new defensive coordinator Phil Snow is emphasizing a bull rush. Less finesse, more muscle. "Coach Snow wants us to use our power," tackle Ken Kocher said. "He wants us to get into someone and rip."
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April 29, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manuel White, a UCLA redshirt freshman, doesn't know his own strength. But he's learning. Sometimes, he envisions himself as a smallish, scampering running back rather than a 6-foot-3, 240-pound human bulldozer. "I've got to get out of that mode," he said. "Because obviously I'm not a little back. In high school, I could shake somebody a little bit. But now, everybody's faster and more agile."
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October 15, 2002 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
The protection on the blocked extra-point attempt in the third quarter of UCLA's 31-30 loss to Oregon was not as airtight as linemen claimed Saturday. A review of the film indicated that Duck defender Haloti Ngata pushed into the Bruin backfield before raising his arms and tipping the ball with his fingers. "Their big guy knocked our guard back," UCLA Coach Bob Toledo said. "And it was a low kick."
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