Weekly Answers, Pt. 4

Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…

1) We obviously need a kick@$$ recruiter as an assistant since Howland is so good at in-game coaching, so who do u think will be brought in to fill Daniels’ void? When do u think the decision will be made? – maxp
I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up with Phil Matthews, the former USF and Ventura College coach who is now an assistant at Nebraska.

2) Are you bothered by ESPN linking to such programs as USC, Florida, Ohio State, and Oregon web sites? It seems that when a prospect is high on UCLA – they never fail to mention USC as someone else who is interested. When the roles are reversed, UCLA is mentioned as an afterthought. I feel this is a conflict as it promotes certain programs over others. – Bruin NC
Comes with being an underdog. If UCLA starts to win more, they won’t be an afterthought.

3) With Abele now out indefinitely and Filo on his mission, is offensive line a big worry to the coaching staff? – John A
The offensive line will miss Su’a-Filo, but Palcic is very confident in the group. I’ll have an interview with him up later today.

4) Can you give us your thoughts on the progress of the offense and the defense so far now that we’re getting closer to the midway point of spring practice? – Spencer
The Revolver looks great, and if it isn’t their base package, it should be. Prince looks mature out there and heady. The backups are a ways a way, but the receiving game could be special. Legit guys for the first time in a while. Running game needs some work, but that will come with the line improving. Defensive front seven has been surprisingly stout, particularly Nate Chandler. If he gives UCLA half the production of Price, they should be happy. Need to see more from the linebackers, though I’m impressed by Glenn Love. DBs look very good, and I think Hester has it in him to be special.

5) Is Josh Smith TOO much of a “project” to expect him to 1. Start, 2. average in double figures scoring, 3. pull 7-10 rebounds per game? – Bobby
Yes.

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  • MaltBaa

    wow jon that might be the biggest understatement of the spring.. if chandler is as productive as price the coaching staff will be happy.. lol i think they would be ecstatic and surprised. i would also hope for someone to be fired as well for not realizing they have superstar DT sitting burried on TE/OL depth charts.

  • SpencerStueve

    MaltBaa,

    Jon said if Chandler was half as productive. He’s obviously not going to be as productive as BP. lol

  • BfnLoud

    Good stuff Jon.

  • MaltBaa

    lol my apologizies, my job makes me dizzy

  • MaltBaa

    lol my apologizies, my job makes me dizzy

  • MaltBaa

    lol my apologizies, my job makes me dizzy

  • MaltBaa

    lol my apologizies, my job makes me dizzy

  • Anonymous

    I’m impressed with Larimore!

  • Anonymous

    MaltBaa…your multiple replies made me dizzy.

  • MaltBaa

    yeah my internet sucks sometimes

  • BruinFaithful

    BruinNC:

    WTF are you talking about? Don’t you remember ESPN hyping us as a HUGELY revived program and Pac-10 Champ Contender before the FSU Emerald Bowl game and coming into Duhrrell’s final season with 22 Seniors returning? Well we got rocked by a VERY down and thin FSU team and you know what happened the following season. Maybe when we start living up to the hype, we will start getting some. ESPN also gave us huge kudos this year and the last 3 yrs. for bringing in HUGE recruiting classes. When those recruiting classes translate into wins on the field, the hype will return. Jon, why don’t you school these people.