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UCLA football: Decision on Saturday's game to be made Wednesday

September 1, 2009 | 11:00 am

UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel said that a decision will be made Wednesday on whether to play the season opener against San Diego State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. There are concerns that the ongoing fires will require the game to be postponed.

UCLA and San Diego State officials will defer to Pasadena officials and fire authorities in making the decision, but Neuheisel said the game will not be moved. The last UCLA game to be postponed was in 2001, when the 9-11 tragedy prompted the Bruins' game against Arizona State to be moved to Dec. 1. 

In other news, defensive tackle Willie Mobley, who is in the process of transferring from Ohio State to UCLA, made an appearance at the Bruins practice today. Mobley, who was in street clothes, said that he was still working on the transfer.

"I'm still filling out paperwork, and I need to take a physical," Mobley said. "It's going to take a couple more days."

Mobley will bring UCLA up to the NCAA limit of 85 scholarships.

-- Chris Foster

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