- Blair Angulo, Reporter, WeAreSC.com
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With just two practices left before UCLA's annual Spring Game, football coach Rick Neuheisel took a situational approach to Tuesday's two-hour session.
He pushed the offense deep into its own territory. Then he did the same to the defense.
There were some mixed results, with both the offense and defense making its share of plays. Here's what Neuheisel had to say following practice:
Some additional news and notes from Tuesday:
Quarterback Richard Brehaut threw a pair of red-zone touchdowns, one to tight end Kevin McDermott and the other to F-back Morrell Presley.
Brehaut also threw a perfect 40-yard strike to receiver Antwon Moutra down the left sideline. "Maybe one of the best throws I've seen on this practice field," Neuheisel said. "His confidence is coming along, which was one of the main goals of the spring."
Running back Derrick Coleman took a draw hand-off from Brehaut, found a crease on the right side of the line, then cut it back to the left and scampered down the sideline before linebacker Glenn Love pushed him out of bounds. After Brehaut's touchdown pass to McDermott, the offense switched directions. Coleman broke another long run, this time for a score.
Defensive tackle Donovan Carter recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown after Neuheisel backed up the offense deep in its own territory.
Tight end Joseph Fauria (hip flexor) was stung by a bee while standing on the sideline. A group of teammates huddled around him to take a look before he asked a team trainer if she had tweezers. Fauria both laughed and grimaced as the stinger was removed.