Quarterback Ben Olson's surgically repaired right foot was sore, but rather than sound an alarm that injuries were already surfacing in camp, he said it was no big deal.
Offensive coordinator Norm Chow and coach Rick Neuheisel each followed suit. In fact, all agreed it was an expected part of training camp as Olson recovers from a broken bone he sustained in spring practice.
"I'm not really worried about it and I'll be out there (today)," Olson said. "My foot has gotten more sore every day, so it's one of those things where I'm not really worried about it. They're not really worried about it."
Chow said missing one practice was not an issue.
"If we had to play a game, he'd be ready, but this was just precautionary," Chow said. "You need reps, and you have to take as many as you can, but there's no need in risking something more serious."
Olson, wearing shorts, his black No. 7 jersey and a baseball cap, watched junior college transfer Kevin Craft take snaps with the first-team offense, and freshman Kevin Prince take the second-team snaps.
Craft, as he has been in the early stages of training camp, was inconsistent with his accuracy. He also had one play in which he tried to hold a pass, but wound up throwing the football into the ground about 10 feet from where he stood.
"Kevin is one of those kids that makes a lot of good plays, and then he'll just get twisted up and remind you that he's real young," Neuheisel said. "I'm impressed with both our young kids."
Injury report: In addition to Olson, receiver Terrence Austin (foot), right guard Scott Glicksberg (illness) and defensive tackle Jerzy Sierwierski (dehydration) did not participate in practice. Also, defensive tackle Brian Price left the field early because of dizziness.
"I think he'll probably be all right," Neuheisel said of Price. "I think he saw that Jerzy got a day by being a little dizzy (Thursday), so I think he's a brilliant guy. If he has the day off (today), you guys will say, `The guy is brilliant."'
None of the ailments are considered long-term.
Fumblitis: UCLA fumbled the ball once in Thursday's practice, so ball-security drills were added to Friday's practice.
"There were four drills designed for ball security," Chow said. "We fumbled four times. So much for the ball security drills."
The problems included quarterback exchanges with the running backs, and freshman Derrick Coleman dropping the football while running untouched through a hole in the offensive line.
Position switch: Oak Park High product Sean Westgate, a freshman, moved back to his familiar linebacker position after spending the first three days at safety.
Also: Neuheisel said reserve linebacker Josh Edwards (foot) will undergo X-rays Monday and could begin practicing early next week. ... Although the offense was sloppy from the middle to the end of practice, Neuheisel said he was "pleased with the defense all three days, as far as their tenacity, their work ethic. It's been impressive." ... Strong safety Glenn Love worked with the first-team defense after spending the past few days with the second team. ... St. Bonaventure High of Ventura safety Patrick Hall, a USC commit, attended practice. ... UCLA will practice today in full pads for the first time. Double sessions begin Sunday.