UCLA to hold fall camp at Cal State San Bernadino

UCLA will hold its fall camp on the campus of Cal State San Bernadino, the two schools announced today. Camp will take place from Aug. 3-16 at the Coyotes’ athletic fields, and will be open to the public and media.

“We are pleased that coach Mora and the entire UCLA football staff will begin their fall season here at Cal State San Bernardino,” CSUSB Director of Athletics Kevin Hatcher said. “That our two staffs can collaborate on this project is no small undertaking. The cooperation of many individuals and departments here at CSUSB has enabled us to move forward.

“I know I speak for many as our entire university looks forward to working with and hosting the Bruins and staff as they get ready to begin a new era under coach Mora.”

Mora wanted to give the team a football-focused environment as the team prepares for its season opener at Rice on Aug. 30.

“We believe the move to CSUSB will be a very positive experience for our football team,” UCLA head coach Jim Mora said in a release. “We are excited for the opportunity to continue to lay the foundation for the coming season.”

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  • UCLAFan 11

    Spaulding’s 80-yrd field blows chunks, so Mora has found a legit field at a commuter school….typical!!

  • Mark

    The walls must be taller at CSUSB.

  • Dudearonemy

    Wow, San Bernardino in August!

    They really thought that one out well.

    Team will not perform as Mora wants them to in that never-ending swelter.

    May as well just go out to the Mojave to die…

  • Bear Bryant & Frank Kush

    The 909 in mid-August? Now that’s what we’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Junction boys? Does he know school doesnt start yet?

  • Kiffins Momma

    Reading the 1st 3 comments, must be fellow Trojan fans. The 4th comment though, Bryant and Kush, priceless.

  • PUSC 3

    dumb move to be in the inland empire during the summer, it’s 100 at 8am

  • Concentrate on the Now

    For all you whinners…(Not BB 7 FC + Kiffins Momma)

    The Bruins’ first game is in Houston Texas: the hottest temperature ever recorded in Houston was 109 °F (43 °C) on September 4, 2000 and tied on August 27, 2011.

    Rice v. UCLA – August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm Tejas time.

    Why wouldn’t he have them get acclimated to extremely hot temps so that they can play a 4th Q without rubber band legs???

    Plus get those nancy boyz away from the comfort of the West L.A. Fadeaway of sun, surf and the partying in summer.

    No more guitar playing around the campfire singing Kumbaya. The geographic change will help these kids to get their mind right and their nuts to follow.

  • ucla ex-dormie

    Why there? Too much smog and heat! Will they practice at 7am and 6pm? No, I’ll bet they think they have to be “tough” i.e. stupid, enough to run their asses off in the hottest part of the day. And so far away from the fan base, it will make it impossible for most to attend a practice. The QBs have to duke it out in 100+ degrees of yellow smoggy haze? The Raiders used El Segundo and Dallas used Oxnard, aren’t there potential places in less hellish areas?

  • Pasadena Pete


    Plus the second FB game is at the Rose Bowl on 9-8-12 and is a 4:30 pm match with temps probably just starting to come down from an average late August/Early Sept of 90 degrees.

    The work ahead for the 210 and 215 Junction Boys will prove who’s actually a ‘pla-ya’ and who’ll be transferring to Occidental.

  • Mr. Geography

    @ ex-dormie

    El Segundo is on Santa Monica Bay. Oxnard is located on the Pacific Ocean. Both areas pull the sea breezes.

    Houston is 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico (albeit on Galvestan Bay which doesn’t offer much relief in August)

    More importantly, as a true Southern Californian, you should never trust any air you can’t see! Plus NFL players are contract ladened with comfort!

  • An Academic Offering

    Considering the back and forth between hardassing and pampering, it would be interesting to know the ages of the commenters to see the connection.

    I read a study recently offering the frequency of desired feedback/recognition by generation:

    Millennials (age 18 to 30)= 8 – 10 times a day
    Generation X (age 31 to 50) = 1 – 2 times a day
    Baby Boomers (age 51 to 65) = a few times a week

    Leveraging that info I would offer these generational attitudes concerning camp:

    Millennials = camp in Westwood in the evening, with fans carrying water to and holding the helmets of players

    Generation X = camp at Cal State Northridge in late afternoon so the players can get back to Westwood to shower and be on PCH for sunset, beer and honies.

    Baby Boomers = camp in San Berdue at high noon in the commuter parking lots (they don’t need no stinking fields)

  • I like it! Teams in the SEC practice in similar conditions every August and last I checked they’re pretty good.

  • BSKB

    Good idea practicing under hot conditions. They start the year in Houston’s nasty hot summer weather. Part of their failure at Houston last year was due to failure to prepare for sweltering conditions.

  • PUSC 3

    This is why you don’t practice when it’s hot

    I used to coach high school football and we’d practice at 6am and 8pm on hot days. I’d really hate to be the one to tell someone’s parents sorry for your son’s death, because I was trying to acclimate them to hot weather.

  • I think it’s a great idea to hold practice at SCUSB which happens to be my Alma matter, t will make it easier for me to attend the practices and take my kids with me, in the past years I have attended the practices by myself because of where I do business is only 15 minutes away from UCLA.

    Another reason is, there is a lot of talent in the Inland Empire, and holding practices there will allow many recruits to drop by and fall inlove with our new coaching staff.

    Thirdly, the EI has many UCLA fans that normally do not make to the UCLA practices because of the commute. I love it!!

  • I can’t wait!!

  • ^^^sorry, I got too excited CSUSB.

  • Stanislaus

    Academic Offering:

    The Baby Boomers are quite possibly the worst generation America has every produced.

    The Baby Boomers got all the benefits that the WWII generation worked for and earned (and died for), they got the best infrastructure and state education for free or nearly free, they always voted to irresponsibly pay LOWER TAXES (Prop 13) WHILE constantly increasing spending and their own Pension and Retirement Plans (resulting in the financial quagmire of today), etc., just to name a few of their infamous hallmarks.

    In short, the Baby Boomers milked this country dry with no remorse and continue to KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD so that their children (GEN X) and grandchildren (Millenials) will be forced to clean up the Baby Boomer Shitpile.

    As a parting gift, Baby Boomers will bankrupt social security and medicare because of their sheer numbers alone. And GEN X’s will also be the sandwich generation changing the Baby Boomer’s depends diapers.

    So I highly doubt that Lazy Baby Boomers would be out there in the hot sun everyday. More than likely playing the guitar and smoking a joint while reminiscing about all the good times gone by.

  • The Real Chuckaboo

    So, many of you are saying our guys aren’t as tough as the players from Redlands, College of the Desert, SB Valley College, Chaffey College, RCC…or anyone HS or coll. in SB or Riverside who practice and don’t die in August in the IE. Check. No wonder…never mind.

    By the way, CSUSB has no football field, so it may be that we are still playing on an 80 yard field laid over a 100 yard soccer pitch. The other option is an adjacent patch of grass, but I’m not sure it is 120 yards either because it goes from level to bumpy rather quickly over there. Whatever, it’s great, I can go there on my breaks to watch since I work on the campus.

  • Ballz

    Im Jonny and the other reporters will love it out there