November 29, 2009 |
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince suffered the right shoulder sprain that knocked him from the Bruins' 28-7 loss to USC on Saturday night at the Coliseum on the series before he had a second pass intercepted. "I was scrambling and I landed on my shoulder and felt it pop out a little bit," said Prince, who completed 10 of 22 passes for 90 yards. "I told [Coach Rick Neuheisel ] I could go and I felt like I could still go." Neuheisel relented and Prince came back out for the Bruins' next series.
December 1, 2009 |
Bobby Bowden said Monday evening at his home that he has not made a decision about his coaching future at Florida State and plans to meet with university officials again today. Bowden told the Associated Press that he is still sifting through "options presented to him." Bowden met with Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and Athletic Director Randy Spetman for an hour Monday morning. The Tallahassee Democrat and ESPN.com are reporting Bowden is expected to announce his retirement.
November 13, 2009 |
UCLA freshman guard Stan Hasiak returned to the team Thursday, but Coach Rick Neuheisel said it was "unlikely" he would play Saturday at Washington State. He is not expected to travel with the team. "He's back in good stead and we're excited that he's back," Neuheisel said after Thursday's practice. Hasiak, one of last year's top recruits, has been involved with numerous incidents involving near fights with teammates during scrimmages. He appeared in the first two games this season, but then missed the next three.
August 21, 2011 |
Salaries for UCLA football assistant coaches have dropped since Rick Neuheisel was hired as coach. Bruins coaches will receive a total of $1.685 million in base pay this season, according to information obtained by The Times through a public records request. After Neuheisel was hired in 2008, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero increased the pool of money for assistant coaches from $1.625 million to $1.8 million. Coordinators Mike Johnson and Joe Tresey will be paid $250,000.
September 30, 2009 |
UCLA's Rahim Moore and Johnathan Franklin went to California Hospital Medical Center on Monday after learning that USC tailback Stafon Johnson had been injured in a weight-room accident. The three were teammates at Los Angeles Dorsey High, where Johnson was two years ahead of Moore and Franklin. "Rahim and I had to show our support for a brother, you can say a family member," said Franklin, a redshirt freshman running back. "This is a guy I grew up with, a guy I played behind in high school, a guy I learned from, as a running back and a person."
April 1, 2011 |
Offensive tackle Jeff Baca had surgery Thursday night after suffering a broken ankle in practice and will be lost to the UCLA football team for an indefinite period. Baca, injured during an 11-on-11 drill, was expected to be a starter this season. Stan Hasiak and Connor Bradford filled in at Baca's spot during the remainder of practice Thursday. UCLA officials said they did not know whether Baca, a junior, would return for fall camp in August. Hasiak, who will be a sophomore, played three games in 2009 but was also suspended twice.
November 26, 2011 |
USC 50, UCLA 0 (13:56 left in fourth quarter) Before the start of the fourth quarter, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel collected his players in a circle on the field and appeared to issue a challenge. It didn't make any difference. USC scored three plays later on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley to Robert Woods, putting the Trojans within striking distance of their record 79-0 rout in the series' first-ever game in 1929. It was Barkley's sixth touchdown pass of the game, tying the school record he set earlier this season, and his 39th scoring pass of the season, breaking the Pac-12 Conference record.
September 12, 2010 |
The sights and sounds at the Rose Bowl Saturday night. UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel up on the big screen, telling the few remaining Bruins fans, "I promise you, we won't give up … " Stanford tackle Derek Hall, almost skipping to the locker room, telling teammates, "Man, we sacked L.A. " Of the two, one can be taken as fact. By the time Stanford finished off a 35-0 victory over the Bruins in a Pacific 10 Conference opener, it seemed clear that there was trouble in Westwood.
November 1, 2011 |
UCLA plays Arizona State this week, and that comes with one all-important chore — figuring out where Vontaze Burfict is and what he is up to. The Sun Devils' highly volatile linebacker comes with everything — speed, strength, instincts and a warning label. "We've got to be disciplined out there, for sure," Bruins quarterback Kevin Prince said. "He tends to definitely do some things to try to provoke the opponent. " Burfict, a junior, has an effect on the field that extends beyond his play at times.
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.