Neuheisel Video and Practice Report

Just when you thought the team had gone relatively unscathed through spring practice, Head Coach Rick Neuheisel talked about how his two senior quarterbacks went down Thursday, and what that might mean for Saturday's scrimmage, and more...

Both Patrick Cowan and Ben Olson were carted off Spaulding Field Thursday with injuries.

Cowan tweaked the same knee he injured at the beginning of the week.

Olson, while taking a rep, said he heard something pop in his foot and hobbled off.

They both actually shared a cart to be taken off the field. As they were leaving, Cowan turned to the writers and said, "You guys are going to have a field day with this one."

It happened toward the end of practice, while the team was going through 11-on-11s. Kevin Craft and Chris Forcier then got all of the remaining reps at quarterback.

Before they went down, it again appeared that Olson had a better day than Cowan, completing more passes and forcing less.

John Hale, the strongside linebacker, also hobbled off at one point, but returned to the practice. Korie Bosworth also looked to injure his hand but also continued to practice.

It appears there is a new philosophy in the punting game. When trying to pooch the ball within the 20, UCLA punter Aaron Perez is now punting end-over-end.

In the scrimmage at the end of practice, Terrence Austin had a few good catches, and made some yards after the catch. Freshman wide receiver Taylor Embree juked cornerback Michael Norris after one catch. Running back Christian Ramirez broke off the best run of the day on what looked like a counter, getting to the edge and taking it a good 40 yards up the field.

Elite defensive end prospect Craig Roh from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral, attended practice, and was getting a great deal of attention from the coaching staff and Neuheisel.

Incoming freshmen quarterbacks Nick Crissman and Kevin Prince also watched practice.


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Neuheisel After Practice:

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