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

  • 88 Straight

    Much appreciated. Keep up the good work. You are off to a great start!

  • fromela

    Fantastic coverage this week. I’m Blown Away the coverage you have provided us so far. upgrade forsure. please keep up the good work.

    • drakejr

      Agreed, this has been a very smooth transition and I’m liking some of the changes we have seen so far. Now if some of the non revenue sports could get some love, I’d be especially happy.

      • gotroy22

        Wang neglected the non revenue sports. Wolf is very good about covering all SC sports.

        • Sam Bam

          Just Owns loves to talk Water Polo.

          • gotroy22

            Wang never mentioned any nonrevenue sports.

  • Pacific passage

    You are a breath of fresh air. Best coverage and analytics I’ve seen on this site, ever. Not slighting our past reporters, however in one week you have elevated the quality above and beyond. I look forward to a great season with you and our Bruins!

  • NYC Bruin

    I’ve really enjoyed your first week, great work so far. Can we expect a mailbag in the near future?

  • Danny

    Nice job! Usually this level of detailed coverage is reserved for paid sites.

    You keep this up and I predict a drop in subscription to Scout (kidding….sort of)

  • Richard

    Great work.
    I am interested in knowing how the interior of our DL is performing, any usable depth there? Can the interior 3 of the OL push anyone off the line and how are Miller & McDermott adjusting to a 3 point stance, which is to say again, does it look like they can drive block our running game to any success finally ???

  • Jeffrey Epstein

    I agree that you are doing a fantastic job. If you could also cover some of the other sports that would be great.

  • Steve W

    Great work!