Saturday, August 13, 2011
Nick Crissman joins group of ill Bruins
By Peter Yoon
Reserve quarterback Nick Crissman joined the group of UCLA players stricken with food poisoning and sat out the afternoon session of practice Saturday.
Crissman practiced Saturday morning, but was sick after and came out late during the afternoon session dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and shorts.
Tight end Joe Fauria, who earlier said via Twitter that he had been in the bathroom with his pillow at 3 a.m., skipped the morning session but returned for the afternoon and scored the only touchdown in a mini-scrimmage. Safety Dietrich Riley dressed for both practice sessions but did not participate. Jerry Johnson and Jared Koster did not attend either practice session.
Neuheisel was optimistic that the ill players as well as some of the injured -- Tony Dye, Jamie Graham, Tevin McDonald, Taylor Embree and Anthony Barr -- would return on Monday for the next practice session.
"We’ll be back Monday morning and I think we’ll have a full team," he said.
That could also include freshman quarterback Brett Hundley, who threw on the side Saturday morning for the first time since July knee surgery, ran minimal drills with the quarterbacks Saturday afternoon and then stayed after practice to throw some more.