» Asiantii Woulard has clearly improved through the course of this spring, and he probably had the best day out of all the quarterbacks today. But his best moments this month have usually come in 7-on-7 situations, and that was the case again on Wednesday. While he’s capable of making good-looking throws when there isn’t pressure bearing down on him, he hasn’t shown that consistency against an actual pass rush.
It’s worth wondering how much Woulard could have benefited from some real game action last season. He didn’t play a single down as a redshirt freshman, even though the Bruins could have given him a few late-game reps in more lopsided contests against Arizona State, Washington, or USC.
Otherwise, it wasn’t a standout day at the position, with Josh Rosen looking relatively pedestrian and missing a number of throws. Neither Jerry Neuheisel nor Mike Fafaul did much of note with their 11-on-11 reps.
» Jim Mora said yesterday that Myles Jack isn’t on the depth chart at kick returner, but the star linebacker continued working on special teams for the second straight day. The Bruins could always decide to take him off of those duties, but it’s starting to look like a legitimate option.
He and Ishmael Adams were the only returners on Wednesday.
» Safety Jaleel Wadood was held out of practice with an undisclosed injury, but it didn’t look serious from the way he moved with the rehab group. Also in that group was receiver Mossi Johnson, who had participated in just about every part of Monday’s session. Receiver Alex Van Dyke was limited.
» All the running backs put in solid performances, with Paul Perkins, Nate Starks and Craig Lee each breaking off at least one impressive run. Perkins and Starks look like they’ll make up UCLA’s main one-two punch out of the backfield this season. I’m still not convinced if Lee has learned enough of the playbook (including pass blocking) to earn a sizable share of carries once the season rolls around.