UCLA To Play Texas In Cowboys Stadium In 2014 (and other tidbits)


According to the Los Angeles Times and other sources:

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero has made a deal with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to have the Bruins play the Texas Longhorns at 100,000 seat Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 13, 2014.

This is a huge thing for the Bruins to be in the national spotlight as this will be their first time in that state-of-the-art palace, complete with a video screen which the length of the football field.

The big hope here, however, if for UCLA to be a formidable team by that time, because if they are in a state similar to how they are at the present time, then it may be an embarrassing experience for Bruin Nation.

So in simplistic terms, we better be good and relevant by then.

OK, other football briefs going into the Utah game tomorrow…

The L.A. Times reported that safety Aaron Hester, who sat out practice at Spauding Field on Thursday because of a sprained ankle, has been suspended for the first half of the Utah game due to comments criticizing the officials after the Arizona State game.

Hester was reprimanded by the Pac-12, but coach Rick Neuhesel took it a step further, saying, “It was my suspension…You just can’t (criticize officials). Those guys are doing the best they can.”

The players at cornerback have grown fewer, to the point where Randall Carroll, a wide reciever, has been playing at that position, seeing time there against ASU. The plan is to play Carroll there again against the Utes in certain situations.

There is a spot of good news in the secondary’s health front, however, as Tony Dye, who had been dealing with a neck injury, has been practicing all week and may see some time on Saturday in Salt Lake City .

A quick reminder:  The game against Utah will start at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by Versus.