Here we go ladies and gentleman. The second practice of Coach Jim L. Mora's first pre-season late summer camp is about to begin. The team will hit the field for the first time at 2:45 p.m. You can keep checking the practice schedule here.
Today is Day 2 of UCLA Football's Fall Camp at Cal State University San Bernardino. In an earlier post, Nestor provided some great insight into why the Bruins decided to camp in the Inland Empire instead of the comfort of Westwood and Spaulding Field.
In addition, during the 2012 Pac-12 Media Day, Coach Jim Mora made it clear that he wanted none of the distractions that Westwood had to offer during this time period, specifically noting that fall camp would provide an opportunity for teammates to bond with only each other and the coaching staff for two weeks, without the distraction of girlfriends or non-football team friends.
Also keep in mind that while Coach Mora and UCLA football are building rapport on another campus, Spaulding Field is undergoing under renovations to remain as 2 80-yard fields.
Meanwhile, while Chianti Dan continues to slap together sorely needed renovations of a practice field that will not be up to par as soon as the new turf is laid, Baylor is building a new state-of-the-art on-campus stadium.If you are heading to CSUB (5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407), you should plan on bringing your own chairs, as there are no bleachers around the practice fields. Parking ($5 daily charge) can be secured at the parking kiosk off the Coyote Drive entrance to the university. Plenty of parking is available in lots (Lot G is closest to field) within a short walk of the practice site located on the east side of the campus.
If anyone is heading out to San Berdoo, please fire away with your thoughts on what you have seen, whether it be a few words while you are at the field or after getting home or to the dorms later this afternoon. For the rest of us, fire away with your thoughts on UCLA football, position battles you're looking at with practice about to start, what you're hoping to see by the end of spring, etc.