Thin and patchworked a year ago, UCLA’s offensive line has reinforced itself with a number of freshmen who are ready to play immediately. Those additions, talented as they may be, have also introduced new challenges.
“It’s a different learning experience,” said junior offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo. “We have a lot more younger guys than we did last year, so plugging them in, seeing who needs to learn more — or less — is going well. It’s nice not to have to take all the reps like we did in last year’s camp.”