September 12, 2009 |
It's hardly a statistic that makes UCLA's seniors puff out their chests: The Bruins have won five of their last 22 football games away from the Rose Bowl. "Ugh, that's the stat?" senior defensive end Korey Bosworth said. Yup, surprised? "Not really," senior tight end Logan Paulsen said. "Since I've been here, we have traditionally struggled on the road. Every year our goal is to play better on the road. Hopefully this will be the year." UCLA gets its chance starting Saturday, when the Bruins play Tennessee in Knoxville.
October 18, 2009 |
Quarterback Kevin Prince and tailback Johnathan Franklin had the type of days needed for the UCLA offense to be effective. It just happened on a day the Bruins' defense collapsed in a 45-26 loss to California. Franklin, playing on a tender ankle, had 101 yards rushing, including a 74-yard touchdown run. "It was a counter and I was patient, then hit the hole," Franklin said. "Then it was just like practice, just finish the run in the end zone." As for his injured ankle, Franklin said, "It's nothing but pain."
December 15, 2009 |
UCLA's EagleBank Bowl game preparations were interrupted Tuesday . . . by the players. The Bruins resurrected the most visible of UCLA football traditions after finishing stretching exercises. Coach Rick Neuheisel called his team into a huddle, exhorted them by barking, "Let's have a great effort today!" then watched as the players bolted over the practice field wall and took off, ending practice. The tradition is known as "Wall Day," an event Neuheisel thought he had ended last spring.
April 14, 2009 |
UCLA tight end Logan Paulsen is awaiting results of a CT scan on his right foot, injured during Saturday's scrimmage. The injury left the Bruins short-handed at tight end in spring practice, resulting in the seemingly annual position switch for Nate Chandler, who was back at tight end Monday. "We'll probably leave him at that position," said Coach Rick Neuheisel. "It's imperative we have some depth at tight end."
April 12, 2009 |
Any benefits that might come from UCLA's first scrimmage Saturday could be offset by the loss of senior tight end Logan Paulsen. Paulsen hobbled off the field with an injured right foot early in the scrimmage. Last year Paulsen suffered a broken right foot in the first game and missed the rest of the season. X-rays taken Saturday were inconclusive, UCLA officials said.
November 17, 2006 |
Junior Chris Joseph and sophomore Kenneth Lombard led a group of eight UCLA players selected to the 2006 Pacific 10 Conference All-Academic football team. USC had a second-team selection in linebacker Clay Matthews. Joseph, a starting offensive guard, and Lombard, a reserve defensive lineman, were named to the first team for the Bruins, who had six players earn second-team and honorable mention honors.