Post-Practice Update

* UCLA had a much better morning practice today in terms of execution, and it was another step in the right direction from a responding-to-adversity standpoint.

* Kevin Prince was much improved today after a poor performance on Tuesday, hitting receivers with more authority and holding himself well. Prince hit Nelson Rosario for the play of fall camp on a deep pass route, Rosario battling Aaron Hester and Alex Mascarenas for a one-handed touchdown catch, falling into the end zone.

* Prince hit the middle of the field well, particularly with nice throws to Shaq Evans, Cory Harkey and Joseph Fauria (who dropped it).

* Richard Brehaut is out of the walking boot, and he hopes to practice tomorrow, but Rick Neuheisel is being typically cautious. They’re going to do the prudent thing to do, apparently, with regards to Brehaut participating in Saturday’s scrimmage.

* Chris Ward was back up with the ones and called his temporary demotion a “wake-up call,” while acknowledging he needs to add more strength. He looked pretty good in practice for the second straight day.

* Cassius Marsh returned to practice and should be good for this afternoon. Jordan Zumwalt said he hoped to return this afternoon.

* The NBA All-Star game descended on Spaulding Field: Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Baron Davis, Keyshawn Johnson and Puff Daddy all at football practice.

* Ishmael Adams, the No. 12-rated cornerback in the country, was at practice.