April 21, 2009

Defense remains the story this spring

UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel was quick to heap on the praise on his defense . He challenged the offense to match the intensity and the energy of the defensive side of the football. The defense has been the story thus far this spring.

Osaar Rasshan was playing wide receiver for Monday's practice and Ryan Taylor was moved to center. Taylor was running with the twos.

Four-star defensive back recruit Sean Parker from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne was a guest again for Monday's practice. This makes two practices in less than a week.

Parker told BruinBlitz.com that he really loves UCLA, but he is a long way from a decision and is very open, but it was obvious he was enjoying himself on the Westwood campus. He also received a lot of love from the coaching staff.

As always, Neuheisel met with the press after practice to answers question and discuss the status of his football team.

Neuheisel: "It was a great day for our defense. I'm really proud of our defensive football team. That doesn't mean we don't have a lot more to do and we have a lot more to get done to be complete, especially as we develop depth, but they are really playing hard, playing well and a great example for our offensive football team."

"Our offensive football team has got to the onus now to try and match their intensity. They can say all they want to say, but we have to play harder as an offense and it has to happen for us to be the kind of football team that we want to be.

"Hopefully we can get that done in the last three days of practice. We are looking forward to it and appreciate the efforts, especially in the hot day and anxious to take advantage in these last three days."

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