Some quick thoughts and a couple good quotes after yesterday’s scrimmage…
*UCLA fans might feel like it is 2008 all over again, but Rick Neuheisel is planting a pretty good base with all these freshmen. You have to give credit to a guy for going the long way and sticking with his instincts, developing freshmen instead of settling for JC transfers.
*If just one of UCLA’s front seven can explode onto the national scene, the Bruins defense will be great. As it stands, the unit is very good. Just one more guy.
*”I was a little disappointed because I thought we would come out a little more ready to play,” offensive coordinator Norm Chow said. “I think our kids are tired after two weeks, and I think we have to get them back and play with a little more enthusiasm.”
*The UCLA running game could come down to different backs at different times, with Johnathan Franklin and Derrick Coleman taking more snaps on first- and second-downs, and Christian Ramirez – and his fantastic catching and blocking abilities – as a true option on seconds-and-long and third-downs.
*”This is day 15, and they’ve been out here for a long time,” head coach Rick Neuheisel said. “They’re heavy-legged and want to go, but it’s hard to make it go. I don’t think anybody was out there lackadaisical. They’re disappointed it didn’t go as well they wanted, and that’s a good feeling. Now we have to come back with some hunger and fix it.”
*Among the recruits at the scrimmage –
* Also in attendance were Hayed Pullard, Kenny Corona and Sebastian Tretola