Last time, our boy Spencer gave a nice recap of what happened on the first day of UCLA football’s fall camp.
Spence was not able to make it out to CSU–Craphole today, so here’s an aggregated version of what happened based on what the UCLA Twitterverse and blogosphere had to say.
First, the quarterback position, because apparently that’s the only position that matters with UCLA. If these reports are accurate, Brett Hundley is now the early front-runner to take the spot from former front-runner Richard Brehaut. Let’s let Miguel Melendez, who’s taking over at Inside UCLA for fall camp, tell the story:
We’ll start with the quarterbacks. It’s no surprise that Brett Hundley is the strongest of the group. He compelted touchdown passes to the 6-foot-4 receiver Javon Williams, Tyler Scott and Jerry Rice Jr. [...] he looked quite more comfortable and it showed, though to be fair he also threw an interception thanks to constant pressure from Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who recorded the virtual sack. Still, UCLA coach Jim Mora said he’s a lot more accurate than he heard Hundley would be. “I’ve only been watching him since the start of spring (17 practices). He’s just matured, more focused and seems a lot more in control. He has a great grasp of the offense,” Mora said.
That’s what you want to hear from Hundley, because as it is, the fan-base wants Brett to be the guy, and many want to start Hundley immediately regardless of his performance in camps, in favor of pure potential. Now, though, his performance is aligning with his potential, so all in all, no one will be mad if Hundley out-performs Brehaut and is named the starter (but the reverse might elicit some prissiness).
More on the nice, extensive report from Inside UCLA, though, was the impact of the 98-degree weather in San Bernardino, which kept big guys Cassius Marsh and Brandon Willis out for a bit, while TE Joe Fauria was also in and out.
There’s also some solid play from the wide-outs, too, a core that looks pretty damn good on paper.
Also, based on some Twitter report, Rick Neuheisel was out to see some other guy coach his kid:
107 degrees @ UCLA training camp in San Bernardino! Former head coach Rick Neuheisel here watching his QB son Jerry
— Joe McDonnell (@joeontheradio) August 6, 2012
Rick’s a classy dude, and never once bad-mouthed his alma mater when he got canned — something most coaches can’t restrain from — but this has got to be a little awkward, seeing Mora take over while reading reports praising Mora for doing the exact opposite of whatever he did.
That’s all we have. If you haven’t noticed, the coverage for UCLA’s fall camp is severely dry, with the only real write-up coming from Inside UCLA. Get with it, UCLA beat writers (uhh, including us).
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