March 4, 2012 |
UCLA kicker Kip Smith, who struggled through an injury-marred season, said he will transfer after the winter quarter. Smith, who is from Broomfield, Colo., said he will look to play closer to his family. "My dad has been sick, so I want to be closer to home," Smith said. "The only school I've talked with so far is Colorado State. " Smith, who was a redshirt freshman last season, tore quadriceps muscle in his leg early in the season and did not kick after the second game.
October 21, 2011
Remember last year's New Year's resolution to lose that cocktail tummy? Yeah, that one. Well, we're plowing into the holiday season all over again and you've still got that cute little pot. Help is on the way in the form of a series of "fresh & skinny" cocktails served at the Yard House. Head mixologist Kip Snider shares a recipe for his tasty Juniper Fusion, which clocks in at somewhere between 115 and 170 calories. It's light in flavor as well: Cucumbers and strawberries enhance crisp gin that is spiked with tart lemon and lime juice.
September 5, 2011 |
Kip Smith is going to be given every chance to be UCLA's kicker … unless someone else is better. Coach Rick Neuheisel is adamant that "we've got to keep working with him to get him to trust himself. " Yet how much trust Neuheisel will extend to Smith will depend on whether someone else— perhaps punter Jeff Locke — kicks better this week. "That will be part of a long conversation with Kip in terms on how we go forward," Neuheisel said. "We want him to win the job. " Whether he can remains to be seen.
August 15, 2011 |
Kip Smith said he stands on the sidelines thinking, "follow through, follow through. " Joe Roberts waits his turn with a different chant going through his head, "slow down, slow down. " This is where the UCLA kicking game is. After four seasons of the automatic Kai Forbath , the Bruins have two guys who are hearing voices — their own. "A couple days ago, I was putting too much pressure on myself, thinking, 'I've got to make them all,' " Smith said. "I finally realized I've got to relax.
May 7, 2011 |
The volunteer weaved through the bustling tornado relief camp with its mountains of water bottles and donated clothes, trying to reach the tall, rubicund, red-haired man, the one incongruously dapper amid the twisted metal, the one in the loafers and tie and collared dress shirt — the one who had become the city councilman representing disasterville. "Hey, Kip, I need your help. " The problem was portable toilets, overflowing. The red-faced man found a number on the side of a john and punched it in his cell.
April 11, 2011 |
Whether he has just made a 50-yard field goal or missed an extra-point try, Kip Smith said his confidence won't waver. "Once I kick one, I don't get too excited about it," the UCLA kicker said Monday. "When I miss one, I don't get too down. " So the redshirt freshman was predictably ho-hum after making three of four field-goal attempts Saturday during the Bruins' first spring scrimmage, alleviating concerns about the departure of decorated kicker Kai Forbath . "I wouldn't say I'd take it," Smith said after missing from 48 yards but connecting from 45, 42 and 28 yards, "but it's all right for now. " Angus McClure , UCLA's special teams coach, said Smith "has a leg up" on Jeff Locke , a junior who is sidelined by a hip injury, in the battle to replace Forbath, the Lou Groza Trophy winner last season as the nation's top kicker.