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.
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.
October 9, 2010 |
Reporting from Berkeley The day was going to come when UCLA was going to have to throw the ball. It arrived Saturday in a 35-7 loss to California. The Bruins' "pistol" offense had rolled up yards on the ground the last three weeks. The Bears took that away Saturday. UCLA completed 15 of 37 passes for 118 yards. "We have been running the ball so well that it's tough to go away from that," quarterback Kevin Prince said. "I'm not saying that's why the passing game is out of sync.
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.
September 17, 2011 |
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince , who sat out last week's game against San Jose State because of a sprained right shoulder, had three passes intercepted in the 49-20 loss to Texas on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The picks ended UCLA's first three drives. It helped Texas jump out to a 21-0 lead and Prince was replaced by Richard Brehaut . "They were poor decisions," Prince said. "The first one was a poor throw. The second one I forced the ball when I felt pressure. The third one I should have taken the sack.
September 2, 2010 |
There is one UCLA player who knows what awaits the Bruins on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. Wide receiver Josh Smith has been there, playing for a Colorado team that was scorched by Kansas State, 47-20, in 2007. "That is one of the hardest places to play in the Big 12 Conference," said Smith, who had two receptions for 70 yards in the game. "We went in there undefeated in conference, having just beaten Baylor and Oklahoma, and they beat us bad. That crowd came to pull it over.
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.