Recruiting watch

I’m hearing the number of high school recruits who could show up at UCLA’s opener Monday against Tennessee may top 50. Be mindful not all will be Pac-10 caliber players, but building relationships with schools, and its players, is very important in the recruiting process.
That said, here are the high-profile players I’m hearing are planning to attend;
UCLA commits
QB Richard Brehaut (Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga), LB Isaiah Bowens (Bishop Amat of La Puente and LB Todd Golper (Arcadia)

Other 2009 recruits
Arizona commit TE Chris Coyle (Oaks Christian of Westlake), TE J.T. Kerr (Scripps Ranch of San Diego), WR Ricky Marvray (Centennial of Corona), USC commit S Byrone Moore (Narbonne), OT Michael Philipp (Arroy Valley of San Bernardino) and USC commit TE Morrell Presley (Carson).

2010 recruits
LB Hayes Pollard of Crenshaw, WR Robert Woods (Serra Gardena) and S Sean Parker (Narbonne).

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Futbol talk

Before the college football season really kicks into high gear Saturday, the college futbol season begins for UCLA Friday.
As many of you know, I do enjoy that sport the Americans call soccer, and the 14th-ranked Bruins open the season tonight against No. 8 Maryland at the Home Depot Center at 7 p.m. Those interested can watch it on Fox Soccer Channel.
And for those who do tune in, keep an eye on Bruins defender Brad Rusin (No. 3), who is a smooth player.

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Answers, Part III

I know some folks asked for an open forum during games to chat with others. I will set up a several posts for discussions a few hours prior to the game, one for the first half, one at half time and one for after the game in which folks to can post thoughts and exchange comments and ideas. Please keep it clean.
I will also have updates throughout the weekend, and before, during and after the game.
Now, Here is the third set of answers:
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Answers, Part I

Hey, folks. Finally, the season is just about here, and I can’t wait for it. I’m curious to see how things go. As for the questions, again, there were a bundle of them. I will have 12 sets of answers today, and few more that spill into Saturday.
Without further ado, here is the first set of answers:
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Today’s stuff

Here is a column by Steve Dilbeck on a blueprint to success for UCLA, and a quick look at what the Bruins are facing, by Jill Painter.
Also, here is a schedule breakdown:

UCLA’s 2008 schedule
Sept. 1 Tennessee
Volunteers needed for O-line in Neuheisel/Chow debut.
Sept. 13 at BYU
Most physical team UCLA played (twice) last season promises another beating.
Sept. 20 Arizona
Bruins def. coordinator DeWayne Walker could be auditioning for ‘Cats head job.
Sept. 27 Fresno State
10,000 expected to uproot from Central Valley for trip to big city.
Oct. 4 Washington State
Should be UCLA win, but Wazzu usually has Pasadena magic.
Oct. 11 at Oregon
Ducks coach Mike Bellotti ready to show why he shunned Westwood for Eugene.
Oct. 18 Stanford
Not quite Harvard-Yale, but still two schools taking academics more serious than football.
Oct. 25 at California
Will Bears be in beginning of next colossal collapse?
Nov. 8 Oregon State
Hey, even Karl Dorrell dominated Beavers coach Mike Riley.
Nov. 15 at Washington
What are the odds U-dub fans treat Neuheisel’s return with class?
Nov. 28 at Arizona State
Will Bruins be turkeys day after Thanksgiving?
Dec. 6 USC
Will the Monopoly be over, or is it Trouble for the Bruins?

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