Fall Football Camp Begins Today

UCLA begins its 2009 football camp today with Media Day and the first practice on Spaulding Field. The freshmen reported Saturday and the veterans on Sunday. Here's a rundown on the latest and one-stop shopping to all the BRO previews...

The UCLA football team will begin fall camp Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, the veteran UCLA football players reported to camp. The first team meeting was Sunday night. On Saturday afternoon, the newcomers reported to camp and went through a series of orientation meetings on Sunday.

Monday's schedule includes position meetings in the morning and a short walk-through. The players will participate in Media Day at noon and at the same time shoot portrait photos for television broadcasts and other material for the Rose Bowl video board. The first practice is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

For the first few days, head coach Rick Neuheisel and the coaches will split the team into two groups so the players can receive more one-on-one coaching from the staff. The first group will begin practice at 3:00 pm. The entire team will work on special teams for 20 minutes at 4:20 pm and then the second group will practice from 4:40 - 6:00 pm.

Fans are welcome at all practices through the Fall Scrimmage on August 22.

Among the veterans, defensive end Chinonso Anyanwu, who will be sidelined for at least three months due to hip surgery, wide receiver Osaar Rasshan, who has retired due to injury, and several non-scholarship players are not reporting for camp until after the first game or the start of school.

Among the newcomers, fullback Jayson Allmond and non-scholarship quarterback Ted Landers will not report until NCAA Clearinghouse issues have been resolved.

Bruin Report Online will have a video of Rick Neuheisel's Monday press conference, video interviews, photo galleries and reports from practice.

Here are the previous BRO articles previewing fall camp:

Brian Dohn on Start of Practice

DL Coach Howard on the Defensive Line

Skill Positions on Offense

VIDEO: Neuheisel at Pac-10 Media Day

Pre-Camp Interview with Norm Chow

VIDEO: Reggie Cart at Pac-10 Media Day

OL Coach Palcic on the Offensive Line

AUDIO: Neuheisel in depth at Pac-10 Media Day

Preview of Prince and the Quarterbacks

Fall Practice Schedule

UCLA will open its 2009 pre-season football practice on Monday, August 10. The Bruins will practice once daily from August 10 through August 14 as part of the NCAA acclimatization process.

The first practice in full pads will be Friday, August 14. Two-a-day practices will begin on Saturday, August 15. NCAA rules instituted in 2003 prohibit two practices on back-to-back days.

On Saturday, August 22, the Bruins will hold their first major scrimmage of Fall Camp. The scrimmage will be held at Drake Stadium, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

All practices between August 10 and 22 will be open to the public and all, with the exception of the August 22 scrimmage, will be on Spaulding Field. Practices beginning August 21 will be determined at a later date.

Here is the TENTATIVE practice schedule:

Monday, August 10 - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12 - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 13 - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 14 - 4:00-6:00 pm (First day of full pads)
Saturday, August 15 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 -3:00-5:15 p.m.
Monday, August 17 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18 -3:00-5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20 - 3:00-5:15 p.m.
Friday, August 21 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22 - 5:00 p.m. (Scrimmage at Drake Stadium)

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