Post-practice update

A rowdy practice tonight for the Bruins, who know full well what a win over Arizona State means to the season.
The more and more UCLA is in the news with big recruits and winning streaks, the higher their national profile, and the better chance for an at-large bowl bid.

Saturday’s game against Arizona State – with which ranks No. 15 in total defense in the country – is of utmost importance.

* Jerzy Siewierski saw a much increased workload as his status was determined “as tolerated,” for practice, which means he determined his practice time.
* Ryan Taylor did not practice with a spranied foot and is still highly doubtful.
* Aaron Hester practiced extensively but still needs to “get his confidence back.”
* In his Pac-10 conference call this morning, Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson addressed his quarterback issue, whereas Samson Szakacsy played the second half against Oregon last week.
“I haven’t decided yet. I’ll let them practice today and tomorrow and make a decision. Right now, Samson will get some looks with the one. We’ve just never seen him – he’s been hurt all the time. We’re going to let him take that first group quite a few times.”