Spring practice week 1 wrap up

Wide receiver Alex Van Dyke makes a fingertip catch at practice. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

Wide receiver Alex Van Dyke makes a fingertip catch at practice. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

No grand, final conclusions can come from three days of practice, especially when two of those days were not even in pads, but the Bruins got some good work in during the first week. Some freshmen flashed (Theo Howard and Mique Juarez) and some returners showed they are eager to take on new challenges, whether its stepping into a larger leadership position (Josh Rosen, Jayon Brown and Eli Ankou) or a new field positions (Ishmael Adams).

A pressing issue is the snap count/false state conundrum that plagued the offensive line.

Another thing to keep an eye on this week will be the pace of practice. Jim Mora said he has purposely slowed the tempo to more easily teach the changes on both offense and defense. As the team becomes more comfortable with the changes, we can expect things to speed up and we’ll be able to see some of the changes for real.

What things interest you the most for the second week of camp? I’ll keep an eye on them and try to report back. 


The team heads into the second week of spring camp on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Check here for the full spring schedule. Here’s a handy collection of links to get you caught up on anything you may have missed in the first week:

Here’s a cool, short clip from UCLA with scenes from the first week