Head coach Jim Mora is hoping to make UCLA’s “Spring Showcase” this Saturday an actual football game, and defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa might be itching for a real snap more than anyone other Bruin.
The former five-star recruit missed all of last season following two hip surgeries. He’s shaken most of the rust off through three-plus weeks of spring practices, but a truly competitive setting would help too.
“It would help me a lot,” he said. “It would help me from the standpoint of getting my routine that I’ve always done, and getting into the flow of things with my team. I’m excited for it.”