Training camp is inching closer (Aug. 5), so more news is cropping up regarding the football program. Here are last week’s more newsworthy information:
RB Christian Ramirez was declared academically ineligible, offensive lineman Aaron Meyer and receiver Jamil Turner will not be on the team this fall. (Meyer is graduating and looking to transfer to Nichols State and Turner has stopped playing football.)
Also, the Bruins were picked to finish fifth by the media in the preseason Pac-10 poll and Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel had some poignant things to say about quarterback Ben Olson’s leadership.
UCLA added Loyola Marymount to the schedule (Dec. 17 at Pauley). The coaching staff continued to scout AAU tournaments for recruiting, and I should have some information this week about the seriousness of new offers, as well as updates on players UCLA already offered.