Here is the seventh set:
Do any of the current defensive ends appear to have the ability to become impact pass rushers in the mold of Bruce Davis or Hickman?
I think down the line Datone Jones can be a big-time defensive end, but I think he is a year away from being that.
Does it appear that Akeem Ayers has lost any speed as a result of his significant off season weight increase?
I think he is a tad-bit slower, but he’s still very fast. It is the reason the coaching staff wants him to drop 5 to 10 pounds.
With Brandon Jennings and now Jeremy Tyler forgoing college (high school in Tyler’s case) to play overseas, do think we will see more players doing this? Will the NCAA become worried enough to change their rules?
I’m sure a couple players will give it a try, but I don’t sense it becoming an epidemic. As for the NCAA, I don’t see the rules being changed because one or two players a year may decide college isn’t for them.
I’ve started thinking that one of the main benefits to Holiday staying would be keeping Malcolm Lee from playing as many minutes, blowing up, and leaving after next year, since in two years we might actually be able to contend. Thoughts?
Lee is going to play big minutes whether Holiday is at UCLA or not. The question is whether Lee is playing in the backcourt or on the wing.
How would you propose to protect the kids in high school from agents who have no incentive to recommend that they are not ready to go straight to the NBA?
Good, grounded parenting.
can you comment on the competition in the secondary? it seems that dye and woods are mentioned often as competitors, will either overtake love or maintain roles as nicklebacks? ware is listed as aprimary backup but is rarely if ever mentioned…have the kids surpassed him?
Ware is the backup at free safety, and the spots you are mentioning is strong safety and as a nickel back. Ware never factored into the nickel spot.
Do you see recruiting picking up, in terms of commitments, after the summer evaluating camps?
Yes. That is UCLA’s philosophy. The staff wants to see how kids perform in these camps before making hard pushes for them.
I noticed you have a tattoo on your calf. What is it? It looks like Minnie Mouse from a distance. Any story behind it?
It is Mickey Mouse dressed as a French painter. I love Mickey, went to Paris and found it to be the best place I’ve been, and decided I wanted to commemorate it.
Does anybody appear to be overtaking Terrance Austin as the prime kickoff and punt returner?
No. He will be the guy. I don’t see it even being an issue.