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Injuries leave UCLA thin in backfield

The UCLA running game continues to be a rotating door of backs as the injuries have mounted and the depth chart has been thinned. Jordon James, one of the leading rushers in the country when he went down with an ankle injury at Utah, took a few snaps against Colorado two weeks ago and is predicted to be back in Friday's game against Washington. But Damien Thigpen had barely...
Via Fox Sports West
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Injuries leave UCLA thin in backfield

The UCLA running game continues to be a rotating door of backs as the injuries have mounted and the depth chart has been thinned. Jordon James, one of the leading rushers in the country when he went down with an ankle injury at Utah, took a few snaps against Colorado two weeks ago and is predicted to be back in Friday's game against Washington. But Damien Thigpen had barely...
Via Fox Sports West
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday Practice Report

UCLA's second practice of the fall is better than the first, Asiantii Woulard had another good day, and Steven Manfro had the best day of the running backs...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA replacing Steven Manfro after fumbles

It was an open audition at UCLAs practice Tuesday. Anyone with the proper skill set was getting a look as punt returner. Catching the ball was Scene 1. The Bruins have had problems with punt returns. Steven Manfro has muffed a punt in the last two games, setting up touchdowns by the opponents. He has just had a couple games where it hasnt gone well, Mora said. I feel for his psyche...
Via Fox Sports West
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley rallies Bruins past Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Noel Mazzone bestowed a special title on Brett Hundley on the Tuesday before UCLA's road game at Arizona State. "I told him, 'Brett, I think today's the day,'" the Bruins offensive coordinator said. "You're the starting quarterback. I'm anointing you." "It was kind of weird," said, Hundley, who has owned that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley comes up big in UCLA's comeback

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Noel Mazzone bestowed a special title on Brett Hundley on the Tuesday before UCLA's road game at Arizona State. "I told him, 'Brett, I think today's the day,'" the Bruins offensive coordinator said. "You're the starting quarterback. I'm anointing you." "It was kind of weird," said, Hundley, who has owned that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley, strong D help Bruins rebound

Brett Hundley passed for 183 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 68 yards and another score, and UCLA's defense largely shut down Utah in a 21-14 victory Saturday. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 79 yards and a TD for the Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12), who bounced back solidly from a blowout loss to California that knocked them out of the Top 25 last weekend. Shaq Evans caught...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley, Franklin lead UCLA past Utah

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Anderson, the son of former UCLA receiver Flipper Anderson, had nine catches for 70 yards for the Utes, who have never won at the Rose Bowl. Utah is off to another winless start in Pac-12 play after starting 0-4 last year before a strong finish. Utah got its only points of the first three quarters when Ryan Lacy recovered a muffed punt return by UCLA'...
Via Fox Sports West
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA to experiment with new play-calling method

It's all in the cards. UCLA will experiment with placards, featuring random illustrations, to signal in plays and formations. Oregon pioneered the technique. "If it can help us with our substitution, speed up our operation on offense, then we're going to do it," UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. Mora added that there have not been problems in that area, but "we...
Via Fox Sports West
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Pac-12 South Division: Six Breakout Players to Watch in 2012

Today we complete our two-part series on the Pac-12's top breakout players to watch in 2012. Below is a list of under-the-radar players in the South division who figure to become household names this fall: USC – Lamar Dawson – LB Dawson arrived at USC in 2011 as a highly-touted recruit from Boyle County High School in Junction City, Kentucky. He was widely regarded...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Observations from the UCLA Football 2012 Spring Scrimmage

This weekend’s spring scrimmage offered Bruin alumni and fans an opportunity to see the progress made by the team since last fall. If Saturday's event at the Rose Bowl is any indication, fans should expect to see a significantly improved offense in 2012 from the revamped Bruins. The scrimmage was not actually a game, but rather a collection of situations presented to the...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Red shirt freshman Manfro highlights UCLA's first scrimmage

LOS ANGELES - The crowd noise blasted over the loudspeakers at Spaulding Field on Saturday afternoon. As the noise of the speakers dimmed, noise from the real crowd sang out. "Manfro! Manfro!" came from the UCLA fans in attendance sitting just beyond the west endzone. Manfro. As in UCLA redshirt freshman running back Steven Manfro. "He's had a lot of buzz...
Via Fox Sports West
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA QB competition has no clear favorite

UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he'd like to have the quarterback competition narrowed down by the third week of spring practice. That's a week away, but through Thursday's practice, the Bruins' fifth this spring, Kevin Prince, Richard Brehaut, Brett Hundley and Jerry Neuheisel have been splitting snaps fairly evenly with the first team during team periods, making it hard...
Via Fox Sports West
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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