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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Rick Neuheisel talks practice No. 11

By Blair Angulo

Some notes and video following UCLA's practice on Thursday afternoon:

-- Nothing new on quarterback Kevin Prince (strained oblique), who wore a precautionary red jersey and watched for the ninth straight day.

-- UCLA's return game looks sharp when Josh Smith gets the ball in his hands. The speedy transfer from Colorado had another touchdown on a punt return, gliding through a hole on the left side and storming down the sideline for the score. Keep an eye on him. If he stays healthy, Smith has a chance to be an all-conference performer on special teams.

-- Coach Rick Neuheisel's post-practice comments:



-- In the red zone, senior F-back Christian Ramirez caught a ball on the flat and sneaked past a few defenders to score. The touchdown was one of the few things the offense could cheer about Thursday.

-- It would come as a shock if junior Glenn Love didn't get extensive time at outside linebacker this year. The converted safety is physical and disruptive, leveling offensive lineman Casey Griffiths on a run play and later sacking Nick Crissman in the end zone.