UCLA spring camp notes: Bruins run shortest practice of the month

— UCLA ran its shortest practice of spring camp today, a 90-minute session without pads. The quarterback rotation continued with Jerry Neuheisel taking first-team reps in 11-on-11 and Asiantii Woulard taking the second team. Walk-on Jake Hall actually got a lot of seven-on-seven reps too, so it really doesn’t appear as if the Bruins are looking to cut down their list of starting candidates.

— The best play of the day went to linebacker Kenny Young, who broke through the line to tip Jerry Neuheisel’s pass, then snatched it for a pick six.

— Simon Goines returned to start at right tackle for team reps today after taking a bit of a break on Wednesday. UCLA did deploy a new look on its second-string offensive line. JUCO transfer Zach Bateman moved from guard to left tackle, while Kolton Miller — who replaced Goines on Wednesday — held the right tackle spot. John Lopez appears to have cracked the two-deep now, displacing a walk-on at left guard. Poasi Moala played right guard today, and the backup center was still walk-on Giovanni Gentosi.

— Fullback Nate Iese looks like he’s gradually getting a bigger offensive role in practice, sometimes lining up as an H-back or in the slot. At 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, he presents so many mismatches because he moves and catches the ball so well. It’ll be interesting to see whether his expanded usage carries over into the season.

— Three-star recruit Armani Rogers, a 6-foot-5 quarterback out of Los Angeles Hamilton, attended UCLA’s practice today. Rogers is currently verbally committed to Cal, but the Bears also have quarterback Max Gilliam as part of their 2016 class.

— Saturday’s practice will be closed to both the public and the media due to a coaching clinic.

  • Moises Rosiles

    Chris Foster of the times reported Ish Adams deflected the pass that Kenny Young picked off and took to the house.

    • Jack Wang

      I didn’t have the best angle on it, so I’m probably in the wrong.