Practice Notes, Neuheisel Video

Kevin Prince has a poor day throwing the ball, the defense looks a little better against the scout team blur, and Rick Neuheisel talks about his job status...

For the second time this week, UCLA practiced in shells. After a pretty amped up practice yesterday, the Bruins were a bit more subdued today, as expected after the turmoil of yesterday and practicing until 9 o‘clock.

Darius Bell and Brett Hundley once again combined to lead the scout team offense against the defense, but the "blur" was not as up tempo as it was yesterday, and, correspondingly, the defense looked better. Even with the slightly lower tempo scout look, though, the defensive linemen looked like they were sucking wind at times.

Kevin Prince had a pretty poor practice, once again missing many throws high (including twice to Joe Fauria, who's probably about 9 feet tall when he stretches his arms). The two minute drill ended abruptly after three plays when he threw a pick-six to Sheldon Price.

Prince also took a tumble after getting pushed over by Cassius Marsh on a sack and came up a little gimpy. He didn't look much the worse for wear after practice, though.

Richard Brehaut looked good in limited reps with the No. 2 offense, connecting on one deep pass to Josh Smith for a touchdown.

Tim Hundley spent the early portion of practice coaching the defense through how to pick up the eligible receivers on some of the odd formations Oregon runs (sort of like USC's field goal formation), which is more specific preparation than I saw for USC last week.

Tyler Gonzalez made three of four field goals in special teams, missing the final kick from 45 short and to the right.

Sean Westgate, Tony Dye, and Alex Mascarenas (all out with injuries) were not at practice.

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