Wednesday, December 30, 2009
UCLA loses two: Price to NFL; Su'a-Filo to mission
By ESPN.com staff
UCLA's Brian Price and Xavier Su'a-Filo won't be back next fall.
Price will enter the NFL draft, while Su'a-Filo, who started every game at offensive tackle as a true freshman, is headed for a two-year Mormon mission.
Neither decision was unexpected, though Price's departure was more certain in recent weeks than Su'a-Filo's. Bruins fans probably were hoping he'd emulate Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's recent decision to skip the mission.
Su'a-Filo told reporters he planned to return to UCLA as long as the Bruins are still under the same coaching staff.
Based on the current depth chart, the Bruins will welcome back seven starters on offense -- Su'a-Filo will be the only loss on the O-line -- and five on defense in 2010.