Dominique’s time

I asked UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel if he gave any consideration as to when red-shirt sophomore WR Dominique Johnson will sit his NCAA-mandated two-game penalty for getting his red-shirt season back after playing in the 2006 opener.
Johnson must sit out the first two games of one of his remaining seasons.
“I want to talk to Dominique about it,” Neuheisel said. “Right now, I would say it’s not next year, just based on what I know.”
The reason being is Neuheisel is uncertain about UCLA’s depth.
“I don’t know how quickly our freshmen will respond,” he said, “but a year from now I have a feeling we’ll be in much better shape.”

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Football update

Writers had a chance to meet with football coach Rick Neuheisel today, and here are a few of the more significant things:
He said developing a good tempo in spring practice “is a must,” and he said the biggest area of concern is the offensive line, especially since it is a position that incoming recruits usually do not make an impact at.
Neuheisel said he was excited about UCLA’s tight ends, saying “I have high, high hopes for that position.”
Tight end Adam Heater was moved to center.
Tight end Ryan Moya is back in school, and looks “outstanding,” according to Neuheisel.
Fullback Trevor Theriot is now on full scholarship.
As previously known, TB Kahlil Bell, DT Jess Ward and LB Josh Edwards will not take part in spring practice because of injuries.
TB Raymond Carter will take part only in non-padded drills.