Out of their minds?

Rick Neuheisel will try to guard against cockiness as it heads into its matchup with hapless Washington State on Saturday following its win over Texas.
“If we think we’re good enough to relax and enjoy the backslapping, we’re out of our minds,” Neueheisel said. “I think we have bright enough kids to understand that. I know we have bright enough coaches.”

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UCLA-Texas Report Card

UCLA REPORT CARD

RESULT: UCLA 34, No. 7 Texas 12
RECORD: 2-2
WEEK 4 GPA: A

QUARTERBACK
The throwing game needs work, but really, does it? Kevin Prince’s ability to read the zone-run and take it himself – 38-yard TD run – was brilliant.
A-

RUNNING BACKS
Johnathan Franklin and Derrick Coleman formed an incredible one-two punch (35 carries, 212 yards, two scores) against lofty Longhorns D.
A

WIDE RECEIVERS
Yet another dropped pass, but Nelson Rosario’s two late receptions were promising, and Ricky Marvray is a blast.
B

OFFENSIVE LINE
Can’t say enough about the job the newly dubbed “Filthy Five” has done the last two weeks.
A-

DEFENSIVE LINE
Big uglies filled gaps, let defenders roam, and Keenan Graham looks like a budding star.
B+

LINERBACKERS
Forget current superstar Akeem Ayers and future star Patrick Larimore; Sean Westgate (11 tackles) was pivotal.
A

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Chuck Bullough must have a blast scheming up UCLA DBs, especially with emergence of safety Dalton Hilliard.
A-

SPECIAL TEAMS
Much written about UCLA’s two legs – Kai Forbath and Jeff Locke – but coverage and return game vastly improved.
A-

COACHING
The job that offensive staff has done with running game is nothing short of miraculous. An extra plus.
A++

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Powell reportedly commits to UCLA

Scout.com’s Greg Hicks is reporting that shooting guard Norman Powell – Profile Here – has committed to UCLA, choosing the Bruins over San Diego State.

After point guard Josiah Turner committed to Arizona recently, Powell, Scout.com’s No. 15 shooting guard, became the team’s No. 1 priority.

Powell has tons of potential and could become a major player for UCLA as he’ll be slated to eventually fill in for Malcolm Lee. Powell is a four-star prospect, but is considered to have a higher ceiling than some above him, and his athleticism is a big plus for the Bruins.

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