With Rick Neuheisel trying to maximize reps for those without extensive scrimmage action, veterans such as Datone Jones were scarcely used.
Jones, though, made his presence known in his short time. Jones had a pass break-up and a tackle-for-loss and was a constant presence in the UCLA backfield in only a couple series.
“I wanted to stay out there and play, but the young guys have to get action,” Jones said. “We’ve had our scrimmages. Coach told me I’ve already proven myself. Cory Harkey and Mike Harris are trying to prove something, though, going all-out on every play for the fans. I have to, too.”