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.
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.
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.
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."
November 22, 2009 |
Everyone agrees on this much: Forty years ago today, USC receiver Sam Dickerson was somewhere inside the Coliseum when he was involved in two key plays that changed the course of a season -- and maybe more. Exactly where he was is still the topic of debate. Some joke that Dickerson's only shot at catching one late-in-the-game, fourth-down pass would have been if he were standing on Mt. Whitney. And that follow-up touchdown grab, the one that is still cursed around Westwood?
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.
August 12, 2010 |
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince sat out practice for a second day because of back pain, leaving more time for backup Richard Brehaut with the first-team players. Brehaut, who played in six games last year as a freshman, has looked sharp at times this week. Other times it was clear he is still on the learning curve. But his improvement from a year ago has been noticeable to coaches. "He knows what he is doing, at least most of the time," Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
December 19, 2009 |
Senior defensive tackle Jess Ward has left little pieces of himself all over the UCLA practice field. He has had his left knee operated on twice and missed three weeks at the start of this season because of a sprained right knee. And now, while preparing to play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29, Ward is ignoring the pain in his right shoulder that limited his practice time earlier in the week. Nothing is going to keep him from one last game. "You don't necessarily think you'll miss killing yourself, working your butt off, but as get you get closer to the end, you start thinking about what you're going to miss," Ward said.