UCLA Football: 5 things to watch as Spring Practice resumes

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2. Will it get faster?

Chip Kelly made sure that his team was adhering to the parameters of his style of football on the first day of spring practice. The timing and execution of the individual and group drills was something you can set the atomic clock to. Kelly and his coaches not only had the execution of their drills down to the exact minute, but they also brought an intensity that has long been forgotten at UCLA.

It was both beautiful and dizzying trying to follow the UCLA football team during the first two weeks of practice. Now that the majority of this team knows what to expect with Kelly running practices, expect everything to get a lot faster.

Kelly’s goal is to become a very quick and efficient team. The players now understand what is required of them, and with the competition open at every single position, battles for starting spots and playing time gets knocked up a notch.

Even Kelly would admit that there is still a lot of work to be done and that the Bruins still have many problems to solve, but now that the team (players, coaches, administration, etc.) have two weeks under their belt, they can move forward as one unit.