The day we and the players have all been waiting for is finally approaching.
24 hours until fall camp, football season is here! Here we come San Bernadino!— Asiantii Woulard (@Asiantii2_) August 2, 2014
Tomorrow the UCLA Bruins will take the field in San Bernardino to prepare for what many are hoping will be the greatest season since 1998. Since we don't have to play Miami, many are hoping that we will participate in the first final four. It seems only appropriate since we got ref'd out of the first BCS Championship Game (his knee was absolutely down).
The Bruins are holding football camp for the 3rd time at Cal State University San Bernardino, where they can get away from all the distractions, bond with each other, and really focus on this year, one game at a time. We will have daily reports from camp and hope that any of you who attend will give us your observations either in a comment or, even better, by writing a fanpost so that those who can't be present can get the feel of what is going on.
With all that said, let's get right to the logistics. The first two weeks of open practice will be held at CSUSB, followed by a week at UCLA. Here is the schedule *:
Practices in San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino CA, 92407:
Monday, August 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 11 - 8:30 a.m and 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13 - 8:30 a.m and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14 - 11:15 a.m.
Friday, August 15 - 8:30 a.m and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 - 10:45 a.m.
*Because of weather and other factors, practice time may be changed. You should check on twitter or the official site for last minute changes. We will also update information as we get it.
Practices at UCLA:
Monday, August 18 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19 - 8:30 a.m and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 - 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 21 - 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 22 - 9:00 a.m.
Information about CSUSB from the official site:
The practices will take place on the athletic fields located on the east side of the campus. Parking is available for $5 each day for fans in Lots G and H which are adjacent to the fields.
And just in case you need a little extra motivation, here are some highlights from spring practice:
You can prepare yourself by catching up on our preseason coverage and position previews and you can find the latest version of the roster here. Speaking of being prepared, Coach Mora might be a little disappointed as it's only expected to reach 94 degrees on Monday. But for most of us that's plenty hot. Bring your chairs, your sunscreen, snacks, cameras, water and your Bruin spirit and have a great time.
I hope you get a chance to get out to San Berdoo and Go Bruins!