UCLA Football Fall Camp 2018: Recap after one week of practice

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 28: Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 28: Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi /

The UCLA football has already gone through one week of fall camp and in that short time (and from the little time the media gets to cover it) there have been several interesting updates.

One week of UCLA football‘s fall camp is in the books and though the media is only getting 20 minutes of practice to watch, there have already been several bits of information as to how camp is going so far.

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From position changes to personnel updates to injuries, let us look at what has been going on with the Bruins after one week of practice.

Notes From Fall Camp

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When it comes to the QB Battle Royale, freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been very impressive. WR Theo Howard said, “I definitely think he looks mature beyond his years. He’s out there making great decisions.”

Right now it seems as if it is a three-man race between DTR, Michigan grad transfer Wilton Speight and returner Devon Modster.

The run game is essential to Chip Kelly’s philosophy. Though the Bruins will have several players to choose from when picking a ball carrier, former walk-on Joshua Kelley is apparently turning a lot of heads.

Freshman Kazmeir Allen is also making an impression. Senior Bolu Olorunfunmi said that he is “lightning fast”. It has also been suggested that Olorunfunmi is the starting RB as of now.

Linebacker Mique Juarez has apparently slimmed down and is making a comeback. He has been working the backup spot at outside linebacker and will help this aggressive defense move into the future.

According to OL Andre James, teams on the field only run about four plays and are then cycled in for another group. Coaching is done on the sideline and not on the field. They also GPS devices to track player movement. James said the players run about 4,000-5,000 yards per practice session.

The Bruins are going as fast as many anticipated. Plays have been run 15 seconds apart from each other. Even the defense is moving at a quicker pace.

Speaking of the defense they are continuing to bring the “violence.” DL coach Vince Oghobaase continues to tell his players to bring more “effort, violence, technique and finish” in everything they do.

The Bruins are still going through “training” and will begin game-planning for Cincinnati later this month.

Remember, the season begins at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, September 1 at 4 p.m. PT.

Position Changes

Freshman OL Chris Murray is taking snaps under center. It has been said that he has the talent to start at center, though there are five other players competing with him, including Boss Tagaloa and Zack Sweeney who took the majority of snaps at center during the spring. Others involved are Josh Wariboko-Alali, Jon Gaines, and Mike Alves.

Personnel Changes

WR Damian Alloway is not with the team. In fact, he is not even in school.

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Injury Report

  • DB Colin Samuel (ankle)
  • LB Bo Calvert (leg)
  • WR Audie Omotosho (hamstring)
  • DL Otito Ogbonnia (unknown)
  • DL Atonio Mafi (Achilles)