Pete Carroll and Will Ferrell are recycling practical jokes. They're going back to people falling from great heights in front of the team. In 2005, LenDale White faked falling off a building and reading. They must have tried nothing because they're fresh out of ideas.
Offensive line coach Pat Ruel began yelling at a man atop a mechanical lift used for filming practice. The man fell from the lift, on the street outside a fence that surrounds Howard Jones Field, and landed on a cushion out of view of those attending practice.What pranks do you think Rick Neuheisel is pulling in Westwood Village? We're guessing forcing UCLA players to draft potential brackets for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament or interviewing for other jobs while saying he's not.
A few seconds later, Ferrell [who wore a mask, half an Ironman costume and a Speedo-style swimsuit as Captain Compete] burst through the gate carrying the unhurt man.
As Ferrell addressed players, most of whom were laughing, another man emerged from behind the end zone engulfed in flames. After the flames were put out, Ferrell doused the man with water.