The Evening Post: Day 9 from San Berdoooo …

*WR Devin Lucien took a hard hit during 11-on-11 drills and banged his head. He lay still on the ground before slowly getting up. He came up “woozy” according to UCLA coach Jim Mora. He added, “We don’t think it’s serious but we’ll let the doctos determine that.”

**Not a whole lot happened tonight. The team went through some situational drills, and UCLA coach Jim Mora talks about it in the video above. He also discusses the possibility of redshirting some players.

***There was a funny moment during 11 on 11 drills. LB Nate Iese deflected a pass at the line of scrimmage. The ball sailed high up and behind the line before it was caught by LB coach Jeff Ulbrich, who then proceeded to the end zone.

****RB Damien Thigpen concluded his already solid performance with another long rip. That hamstring definitely is not on his mind anymore, and that’s a good sign. He gives the Bruins depth at running back, and that’s a luxury to have especially with Thigpen’s bulk, skill and speed.

****UCLA commit Kenny Clark, a three-star defensive tackle out of Rialto’s Wilmer Carter High, attended practice with what looked like a group of either friends or high school teammates. Clark is 6-2, 275 pound and ranked 25th at his position by Rivals.

*****WR Jordan Payton made a nice catch with a reach over Ishmael Adams’ shoulder in 11-on-11 drills.

******There were two scuffles at practice. Some shoving between WR Tyler Scott and Adams. It was quickly broken up, but the bigger scrum came when WR Logan Sweet was not so sweet at all. He and Marcus Rios went at it by the sideline. Rios’ helmet came flying off as the two wrestled on the ground before Sweet took a few swings. The two were broken up and Sweet was “kindly” warned not to make his way back on to the defense’s sideline. On the next play, Sweet made a remarkable catch in the secondary in zone coverage against … you guessed it …. Rios. Brandon Sermons was the other cover corner.

********After today we’re down to just three practices at Cal State San Bernardino. The 110-mile drive to and from has been pretty intense. We have a 10:30 a.m. start Tuesday followed by a two-a-day on Wednesday before it finally comes to an end with a single Thursday practice in the morning. The team heads back to Westwood after that and is off on Friday. There is a “Meet the Bruins” event on Saturday. Check out the flyer:

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  • ReelBruin2

    Dude – have you been driving it every day?

  • Miguel Melendez

    Every. Single. Day.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2012/08/the-evening-post-day-9-from-sa.html#_login Glowbruins

    Brutal commute. Thanks for the great work!!!

  • Anonymous

    Did anybody hear where Jon Gold went?

  • Anonymous

    Jon is now the national spokeperson for Five Guys Burgers & Fries. If he sticks around for 5 years then he’ll the the sixth guy.

  • http://www.yahoo.com BruinRob

    Miguel, thanks for the great job you’re doing here. I have question, is Detrich Riley red shirting this year? And is Ellis McCarthy expected to play much this year?