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.
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."
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.
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.
December 18, 2009 |
Offensive lineman Jake Dean will make his last UCLA football moment a spotlight memory because he is on track to start the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29. Even though he has a year of eligibility remaining, he said this will be his final game. It will be Dean's third consecutive start in place of right guard Ryan Taylor , who continues to struggle with ankle and foot injuries. "Ryan is doubtful," Coach Rick Neuheisel said. "It is one of those things that has taken longer to heal.
November 22, 2011 |
The most effective target in UCLA's passing game the last two weeks has been Joseph Fauria , the 6-foot-8 tight end. Quarterback Kevin Prince has 27 completions in those games, with nine going to Fauria. The combination hooked up twice for touchdowns against Colorado last Saturday — the first touchdown passes Prince has thrown to Fauria since they were teammates at Encino Crespi High. "We figured it out the other day, it was our junior year," said Fauria, whose six touchdown receptions are the most by a UCLA player since Marcedes Lewis in 2005.
September 6, 2011 |
UCLA center Kai Maiava has been suspended for the San Jose State game after testing positive for marijuana, according to people in the program who were not authorized to speak on the matter. Under UCLA's drug policy, an athlete is suspended for the next athletic contest after testing positive for a third time. The fourth positive test results in "an immediate suspension from participation in athletics" and a loss of scholarship, according to the policy. Last season, four UCLA players were suspended for a game after testing positive for marijuana a third time.