UCLA 2010 Football Preview

 

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Team Quick Facts

 

2009 Overall Record:7-6

2009 Pac-10 record/Finish: 3-6, 8th

Starters Returning/Lost: 14/10

Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4

Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6

Starting Kickers Returning/Lost: 2/0

First year of Football: 1919

All-Time Record: 541-357-37

All-Time Pac-10 Record: 319-213-20

National Championships: 1 (1954)





 

 

HEAD COACH RICK NEUHEISEL





UCLA, 1984


3rd Year at UCLA

Record at UCLA: 11-14 (.440), 2 years

Overall career record: 77-44 (.636), 10 years

Coaching Experience

Head Coach, UCLA, 2008-Present

Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Coach, Baltimore Ravens,

2005-07

Head Coach, Washington, 1999-2002

Head Coach, Colorado, 1995-1998

Assistant Coach, Colorado, 1994

Wide Receivers Coach, UCLA, 1990-1993

Quarterbacks Coach, UCLA, 1988-1989

Graduate Assistant, UCLA, 1986






 

A QUICK LOOK AT THE BRUINS

Offense:

UCLA is optimistic that dramatic improvement is possible for an offensive unit that averaged just 22.0 points and fewer than 340 yards per game last year. Sophomore QB Kevin Prince figures to be the starting point for that improvement after gaining tough experience during an injury-plagued freshman year. Prince has his top two wideouts back in SEs Taylor embree and nelson Rosario. What would really help Prince would be the running game stepping up, which is a definite possibility with some highly-touted backs on the scene and four starters back on the offensive line. And should all else fail, the Bruins do return Lou Groza Award winner and consensus first-team All-America PK Kai Forbath.




Defense:

The Bruins return five starters on defense, but the six departed seniors included some headliners such as All-America selections CB Alterraun verner and DT Brian Price, the Pac-10 defensive player of the year. So this unit will be green, especially among the front seven. The secondary should be a strength with three starters back led by ball-hawking All-Pac-10 FS Rahim Moore, who led the nation in interceptions with 10.

 

The Schedule:

The Bruins face a challenging schedule with non-conference road games at Kansas State and Texas, plus Conference roadies at Oregon, California and Washington.




 

2009 Results

Result Score Opponent
W 33-14 San Diego State
W 19-15 at Tennessee
W 23-9 Kansas State
L 16-24 at Stanford
L 10-24 Oregon
L 26-45 California
L 13-27 at Arizona
L 19-26 at Oregon State
W 24-23 Washington
W 43-7 at Washington State
W 23-14 Arizona State
L 7-28 at USC
W 30-21 Temple (Eagle Bank Bowl)


 

2010 Schedule

Date Location Series
Sept. 4 at Kansas State UCLA leads, 1-0-0
Sept. 11 Stanford UCLA leads, 45-32-3
Sept. 18 Houston Series tied, 2-2-0
Sept. 25 at Texas Series tied, 2-2-0
Oct. 2 Washington State UCLA leads, 37-18-1
Oct. 9 at California UCLA leads, 49-29-1
Oct. 21 at Oregon UCLA leads, 39-24-0
Oct. 30 Arizona UCLA leads, 19-13-2
Nov. 6 Oregon State UCLA leads, 39-15-4
Nov. 13 at Washington UCLA leads, 38-29-2
Nov. 26 at Arizona State UCLA leads, 16-9-1
Dec. 4 USC USC leads, 44-28-7


 

SIX TO WATCH

Pos Name Year Height Weight
PK Kai Forbath Sr. 6-0 195
FS Rahim Moore Jr. 6-1 195
OLB Akeem Ayers Jr. 6-4 254
P Jeff Locke So. 6-1 208
SE Taylor Embree Jr. 6-3 207
SE Nelson Rosario Jr. 6-5 216
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