October 5, 2008 |
UCLA tailback Kahlil Bell hobbled off the field at the end of the first half against Washington State, still bothered by a high-ankle sprain that forced him to sit out two games. He'd rushed for 32 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run. He came off the field after catching a seven-yard pass that was nullified by a holding penalty. He was back in the lineup when the second half started, another example of Bell's drive to remain on the field, but sat out the last 10 minutes.
October 3, 2008 |
This was an easy question for someone with a shoot-from-the-lip style. Who is your favorite offensive lineman? UCLA tailback Kahlil Bell glanced skyward, as if seeking advice, then smiled and groaned, "You're going to get me in trouble." Then in his best vote-for-me voice said, "I love all the linemen. They are all cool guys." Diplomacy from Kahlil Bell?
September 15, 2008 |
The aftermath of the 59-0 shellacking Brigham Young laid on UCLA on Saturday had Bruins coaches poring over the film while trying to prop up their players' psyches Sunday. That will require a detailed review of the horror film -- for the Bruins -- that was shot in Provo, Utah. It will provide players, and coaches, a to-do list that must be at least partially handled before Saturday's game against Arizona. "When you take a tail-whipping like we took, the first thing you want to do is throw away the tape," Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
September 9, 2008 |
UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker's task is to prepare for a Brigham Young University team for the third time in a year. UCLA faced the Cougars twice last season, including the Las Vegas Bowl, where Walker was the interim head coach and defensive coordinator. "We're getting down to the bare minimum on schemes," he said. "It will be an interesting game in terms of the chess match. I'm sure they are going to look at the things we did well against them, just like we've looked at what they did well to see if we can eliminate it."
August 8, 2008 |
The two sides of Ben Olson were on display during UCLA's practice Thursday. There was the Big Ben, lofting a pass worthy of a how-to video, that wide receiver Taylor Embree snagged for a long gain during seven-on-seven drills. Later it was the other guy, as Olson forced a pass into coverage that was intercepted by linebacker Akeem Ayers. This is the daily drill, as Olson prepares for his final season.
October 30, 2007 |
UCLA lost more Saturday than football game it was capable of winning. Tailback Kahlil Bell, who was injured in the first quarter of a 27-7 loss to Washington State, is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Coach Karl Dorrell said Monday. Surgery will be scheduled once the swelling goes down. Also, wide receiver Brandon Breazell has bruised ribs and his chances of playing against Arizona on Saturday are "50-50," Dorrell said.