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Monday, October 17, 2011
Practice report: Monday quick hits

By Peter Yoon

UCLA held a night practice Monday, starting the session at about 6 p.m. and finishing at around 8. The accommodation had to be made because many of the Bruins' players have classes Monday afternoons. UCLA doesn't normally practice on Mondays, but did this week because the Bruins play a Thursday night game.

"Class schedule required a later start, but I was pleased with the way they came to work," coach Rick Neuheisel said.

The energy level didn't suffer much as the team showed fire and pep, especially early on. The fact the Bruins can get into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 South division with a victory Thursday has infused the team with a charge of excitement.

"Everybody is eager," receiver Nelson Rosario said. "We're ready. We know we're in a race right now and people are showing energy that they haven't previously shown. We know what's at stake coming up here."

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