Golper update

I’ve had a few emails and comments about Todd Golper, so I asked Rick Neuheisel for an update following the press conference:

Golper had to get a second epidural for back pain and is now in rehab, and Neuheisel expects him out about six weeks. Jordan Zumwalt is now listed as the No. 3 MLB and No. 2 Sam linebacker.

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Post-Practice Update

* Kevin Prince looked good in his most action since Day 2 of fall camp, displaying a nice zip – at times too much zip – on his passes. Prince and Brehaut rotated with the first unit, with Brehaut sometimes with the twos, and Darius Bell leading the second- and third-units.

* In drills against the scout team defense, Prince threw several passes, including some medium-to-deep routes. Moved around a lot and looks fine on that front, and at this point, I’d have to assume he’ll be ready for Kansas State.

* The one issue that remains for Prince: Working on the sharpness and timing.

* Looks like Chris Ward and Wade Yandall have spots on the two-deep offensive line, but I’d be shocked if Yandall played this year. He looks good, but needs to refine his technique, and coaches think he could be really good down the line.

* Not too much to report on the injury front, as only the long-term guys were out Monday. Todd Golper remains out with a back issue.

* Micah Kia had a large elbow pad on his left elbow, but was at full-go.

* Kai Forbath continues to nurse a sore groin and was held out.

* Patrick Larimore looks to have taken the lead at middle linebacker, as he was competing with the first unit almost exclusively.

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UCLA depth chart updated

UCLA has updated its depth chart heading into Saturday’s season opener with Kansas State: New DC

Here are the surprises, and not-so-surprises:
QB: Kevin Prince OR Richard Brehaut
TB: Derrick Coleman OR Johnathan Franklin
WR: Randall Carroll OR Jerry Johnson at No. 2 split end behind Rosario
WR: Ricky Marvray at No. 2 flanker behind Embree, ahead of Smith
F-back: Morrell Presley OR Anthony Barr

OLB: Jordan Zumwalt at No. 2 behind Ayers, ahead of Bowens
SS: Dietrich Riley at No. 2 behind Dye, ahead of McKay

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Weekly Q&A

No practice today, so I figured I’d start the Q&A a day early…

Fire away with questions for this week’s Q&A. Please don’t post new questions on the answers section, because I don’t always check the comments. Save them for next week.


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