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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Practice report: Sunday quick hits

By Peter Yoon

Because of a Thursday night game this week at Arizona, UCLA's practice schedule has been moved up two days and the Bruins held a Sunday evening practice.

The Bruins usually take Sunday and Monday off, but the scheduling for Thursday night's ESPN game throws a bit of a wrench into game planning week. Monday's practice will take place at 6 p.m. accommodate the players who have classes on Monday afternoons.

"It’s always a little bit of a change from your normal routine and routine is everything in football, but I’m hopeful that our hunger to play well in this kind of setting will offset that," coach Rick Neuheisel said.

Despite the departure, the practice seemed to have the same energy level as a normal day at Spaulding Field and Neuheisel came away from the session happy.

"A very crisp practice," Neuheisel said. "I was pleased with the tempo, I was pleased with the way the kids are into it as well they should be. It’s exciting around here. We’ve got a big game on national television and if we can keep this thing rolling and play well this weekend, we can be in the thick of things so we’re excited about the opportunity."

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