The UCLA Football offenisve line took a big hit as three more players left with injuries. That is not good for one of the most experienced O-lines in the country.
This morning, UCLA had their second two-a-days practice, which they began on Saturday. Just like the weekend morning session, the Bruins went through non-contact walk-throughs to start the day. Though a few tidbits of information emerged from the morning session, a lot of the big news came from the afternoon practice.
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With less than three weeks until kickoff, the Bruins seemed to be going through the motions of typical practices, which includes injuries, but for UCLA, which has remained relatively healthy, they took three big hits on the offensive line today.
Center Jake Brendel, right guard Alex Redmond and left tackle Conor McDermott all had to leave practice with undisclosed injuries. For a team with the most collective starts in the nation, this is bad. It is unknown if any of these players will miss practice or for how long, if that is the case.
Offensive linemen Simon Goines and Scott Quessenberry are also out for an extended period of time. Goines is at least out for fall camp and Quessenberry is done for the season.
The quarterback battle is still a fairly even “competition” as all three QBs are “splitting reps” as Joey Kaufman of the OC Register writes. Jerry Neuheisel, Mike Fafaul and Josh Rosen are all seeing a lot of time commanding the offense individually and are all being cycled in regularly with 2 QBs sharing the majority of snaps each day.
Freshmen TE Chris Clark was in uniform and taking on a light work out as he is recovering from mononucleosis. Clark missed all of last week. Ishmael Adams returned from a minor tweaking of the ankle. Myles Jack, who apparently got hurt over the weekend, was back at practice.
No Diddy Allowed
In our Hip-Hop report. Sean Combs, aka “P. Diddy” went on a morning talk radio show and talked about UCLA Football practices. He said, “As I know right now I am not allowed.” That might happen when you swing a kettle bell in an intern’s head.