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October 30, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis -- irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of his right foot. Siewierski, who has started every game, left UCLA's practice field on crutches Wednesday. Senior Jess Ward is expected to start at defensive tackle when the Bruins face Oregon State on Saturday. Siewierski, considered one of the best all-around athletes on the team, has 26 tackles this season, second among defensive linemen.
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September 8, 2010 | By Chris Foster
The hard and fast stance at UCLA practice Wednesday was that quarterback Kevin Prince , sore shoulder and all, would start against Stanford on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. But for a second consecutive day, Prince was limited, and he did not throw a pass during the second half of practice. Last week, Prince worked through the week as he pushed to get ready for the Bruins' opener at Kansas State after a torn muscle in his back kept him out nearly three weeks. Prince then labored at times in a 31-22 loss, completing nine of 26 passes for 120 yards.
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October 29, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA's defense will walk, and limp, into Corvallis, Ore., to face a challenging Oregon State offense. The middle of the Bruins' defense took another hit Wednesday, as starting defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski hobbled off the field on crutches. Siewierski injured his right foot during practice, according to Coach Rick Neuheisel . "Jerzy tweaked something," Neuheisel said. "We'll find out the significance of it. We'll have to wait and see." Siewierski was schedule to be re-examined this morning.
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August 31, 2010 | By Chris Foster
There are a couple of hefty questions about the UCLA defense that could get answered this weekend — defensive tackles David Carter and Justin Edison are the nearly 600 pounds worth of elephant in the room when the Bruins face Kansas State on Saturday. A year ago, the Bruins handled the Kansas State running game, holding the Wildcats to 69 yards as a team and limiting running back Daniel Thomas to 54 yards. Kansas State averaged 180 rushing yards per game for the season, and Thomas rushed for 1,265 yards.
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August 31, 2010 | By Chris Foster
There are a couple of hefty questions about the UCLA defense that could get answered this weekend — defensive tackles David Carter and Justin Edison are the nearly 600 pounds worth of elephant in the room when the Bruins face Kansas State on Saturday. A year ago, the Bruins handled the Kansas State running game, holding the Wildcats to 69 yards as a team and limiting running back Daniel Thomas to 54 yards. Kansas State averaged 180 rushing yards per game for the season, and Thomas rushed for 1,265 yards.
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August 30, 2009 | Chris Foster
Defensive tackle Willie Mobley, who is in the process of transferring to UCLA, will ease some of the recruiting stress around the Bruins' football office. Mobley, who left Ohio State on Friday, is filling out paperwork to enroll at UCLA and said he hopes to be at practice Monday. He will strengthen an area of concern for UCLA coaches. The Bruins are thin at defensive tackle and could lose both starters after this season. Jerzy Siewierski is a senior and Brian Price, a junior, could jump to the NFL early.
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April 9, 2010 | Ben Bolch
UCLA junior receiver Josh Smith will miss the rest of spring practice after an MRI revealed a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is expected to return in time to play in the season opener against Kansas State. Smith must decide whether to undergo surgery for the injury, which he suffered this week. Coach Rick Neuheisel said treatment typically involves only rehabilitation and the wearing of a protective brace. "Right now I don't know a whole lot of the details," Smith said after practice Thursday.
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November 7, 2009 | Chris Foster
Focus doesn't get any simpler than this. "We've talked about going 9-3, which is good; 8-4, which is all right; 7-5, which is not bad. But, come on, let's just get a victory," UCLA linebacker Reggie Carter said. "Regardless of what is considered good at the end of the year, how about getting a 'W' this weekend?" Well, the Bruins get a "W" this weekend: Washington. Whether they get the "W" remains to be seen. Both sides must see opportunity here. Washington has lost four of its last five games and has not defeated UCLA at the Rose Bowl since 1996, losing the last six. Meanwhile, the Bruins have a five-game losing streak -- all in conference play.
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November 25, 2009 | By Chris Foster
An edge that UCLA appears to have over USC is on special teams. The Bruins have the top field-goal kicker in the nation ( Kai Forbath ) and the nation's ninth-ranked punter ( Jeff Locke ). They also excel in the ability to change momentum with blocked kicks. The special teams, under coach Frank Gansz Jr . , have blocked five kicks this season, three field goals and two punts, with two resulting in points. A blocked field goal by defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski was returned for a touchdown by Alterraun Verner against San Diego State.
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September 2, 2009 | Chris Foster
Every year, UCLA defensive line coach Todd Howard has the same thought: "I always think that the present defensive line is better than the previous one." This year he could be right. Any line that starts with Brian Price at defensive tackle is going to be formidable. Price, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound junior, has an NFL future that is already being talked about -- and could possibly begin after this season. And the Bruins have experience surrounding Price. Korey Bosworth , a senior, returns at defensive end. He had a team-high 7.5 sacks last season.
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April 9, 2010 | Ben Bolch
UCLA junior receiver Josh Smith will miss the rest of spring practice after an MRI revealed a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is expected to return in time to play in the season opener against Kansas State. Smith must decide whether to undergo surgery for the injury, which he suffered this week. Coach Rick Neuheisel said treatment typically involves only rehabilitation and the wearing of a protective brace. "Right now I don't know a whole lot of the details," Smith said after practice Thursday.
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December 19, 2009 | By Chris Foster
Senior defensive tackle Jess Ward has left little pieces of himself all over the UCLA practice field. He has had his left knee operated on twice and missed three weeks at the start of this season because of a sprained right knee. And now, while preparing to play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29, Ward is ignoring the pain in his right shoulder that limited his practice time earlier in the week. Nothing is going to keep him from one last game. "You don't necessarily think you'll miss killing yourself, working your butt off, but as get you get closer to the end, you start thinking about what you're going to miss," Ward said.
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November 25, 2009 | By Chris Foster
An edge that UCLA appears to have over USC is on special teams. The Bruins have the top field-goal kicker in the nation ( Kai Forbath ) and the nation's ninth-ranked punter ( Jeff Locke ). They also excel in the ability to change momentum with blocked kicks. The special teams, under coach Frank Gansz Jr . , have blocked five kicks this season, three field goals and two punts, with two resulting in points. A blocked field goal by defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski was returned for a touchdown by Alterraun Verner against San Diego State.
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November 7, 2009 | Chris Foster
Focus doesn't get any simpler than this. "We've talked about going 9-3, which is good; 8-4, which is all right; 7-5, which is not bad. But, come on, let's just get a victory," UCLA linebacker Reggie Carter said. "Regardless of what is considered good at the end of the year, how about getting a 'W' this weekend?" Well, the Bruins get a "W" this weekend: Washington. Whether they get the "W" remains to be seen. Both sides must see opportunity here. Washington has lost four of its last five games and has not defeated UCLA at the Rose Bowl since 1996, losing the last six. Meanwhile, the Bruins have a five-game losing streak -- all in conference play.
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October 30, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis -- irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of his right foot. Siewierski, who has started every game, left UCLA's practice field on crutches Wednesday. Senior Jess Ward is expected to start at defensive tackle when the Bruins face Oregon State on Saturday. Siewierski, considered one of the best all-around athletes on the team, has 26 tackles this season, second among defensive linemen.
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October 29, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA's defense will walk, and limp, into Corvallis, Ore., to face a challenging Oregon State offense. The middle of the Bruins' defense took another hit Wednesday, as starting defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski hobbled off the field on crutches. Siewierski injured his right foot during practice, according to Coach Rick Neuheisel . "Jerzy tweaked something," Neuheisel said. "We'll find out the significance of it. We'll have to wait and see." Siewierski was schedule to be re-examined this morning.
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September 8, 2010 | By Chris Foster
The hard and fast stance at UCLA practice Wednesday was that quarterback Kevin Prince , sore shoulder and all, would start against Stanford on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. But for a second consecutive day, Prince was limited, and he did not throw a pass during the second half of practice. Last week, Prince worked through the week as he pushed to get ready for the Bruins' opener at Kansas State after a torn muscle in his back kept him out nearly three weeks. Prince then labored at times in a 31-22 loss, completing nine of 26 passes for 120 yards.
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December 19, 2009 | By Chris Foster
Senior defensive tackle Jess Ward has left little pieces of himself all over the UCLA practice field. He has had his left knee operated on twice and missed three weeks at the start of this season because of a sprained right knee. And now, while preparing to play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29, Ward is ignoring the pain in his right shoulder that limited his practice time earlier in the week. Nothing is going to keep him from one last game. "You don't necessarily think you'll miss killing yourself, working your butt off, but as get you get closer to the end, you start thinking about what you're going to miss," Ward said.
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September 2, 2009 | Chris Foster
Every year, UCLA defensive line coach Todd Howard has the same thought: "I always think that the present defensive line is better than the previous one." This year he could be right. Any line that starts with Brian Price at defensive tackle is going to be formidable. Price, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound junior, has an NFL future that is already being talked about -- and could possibly begin after this season. And the Bruins have experience surrounding Price. Korey Bosworth , a senior, returns at defensive end. He had a team-high 7.5 sacks last season.
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August 30, 2009 | Chris Foster
Defensive tackle Willie Mobley, who is in the process of transferring to UCLA, will ease some of the recruiting stress around the Bruins' football office. Mobley, who left Ohio State on Friday, is filling out paperwork to enroll at UCLA and said he hopes to be at practice Monday. He will strengthen an area of concern for UCLA coaches. The Bruins are thin at defensive tackle and could lose both starters after this season. Jerzy Siewierski is a senior and Brian Price, a junior, could jump to the NFL early.
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