September 20, 2010 |
The "pistol" offense can be effective in the Pacific 10 Conference. Proof came Friday night during Nevada's 52-31 victory over then-No. 24 California. Quarterback Kevin Prince, sequestered in a hotel with the rest of the UCLA football team, watched that game on television — and took notes. "[Nevada quarterback] Colin Kaepernick was pulling the ball out and running quite a few times," Prince said. "When we learned the offense, I didn't think the quarterback should be running a lot. But I saw how it helps keep a defense honest.
April 2, 2011 |
UCLA's football players bounded into a circle early Saturday afternoon and soon began shouting, jumping and fist pumping like barbarians. Inside that circle, a few at a time slammed into each other in a series of loud collisions as the result of the Oklahoma drill, which the Bruins used to mark the first day of spring practice in pads. But the old-school, mano a mano setup may be something the Bruins should hold off on since the injury bug took more than a nibble out of the team's roster last season.
November 1, 2009 |
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince came to the sideline, slipping past the pats on the back. He went to a red phone, talked to offensive coordinator Norm Chow, then listened to what Coach Rick Neuheisel had to say. "It's up to you to win this game," Neuheisel shouted. The game was put in Prince's hands with 44 seconds left -- and ended with him on the ground, unaware that his final pass had found wide receiver Taylor Embree, who was stopped well short of the goal line. Oregon State players whooped it up after holding on for a 26-19 victory Saturday at Reser Stadium.
October 29, 2011 |
The up and down UCLA Bruins found their way back up Saturday night against California at the Rose Bowl. The last time UCLA played, more than a week ago at Arizona, the Bruins lost by 36 points. But the one thing the Bruins have going for themselves is that they haven't lost two games in a row this season ?- and they haven't won two in a row, either. The victory over California improved the Bruins to 4-4 overall, 3-2 in Pacific 12 Conference play. California dropped to 4-4 and 1-4. UCLA was good on offense and defense in overpowering California.
November 15, 2009 |
Fullback Chane Moline seems to be making the most of his last few college games. Moline scored on runs of two, seven and 16 yards -- his only carries -- in UCLA's 43-7 victory over Washington State, becoming the first Bruin to have three touchdowns runs since Maurice Drew in 2005. "I have only two, maybe three games left in a UCLA jersey," Moline said. "I'm happy get the opportunities." Moline scored on a one-yard run against Washington the previous week, as the Bruins turned to him to handle short-yardage situations.
November 18, 2011 |
UCLA needs two victories to get to the Pac-12 Conference title game. Step one is Saturday against a Colorado team that is next to last in the South division. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the game's issues and matchups: Grudge match? There has been a lot of chatter considering these two universities have played football against each other only six times. The Bruins and Buffaloes have not faced each other since 2003, long before any of the current players were in college.