The UCLA football team continues Spring Practice today and Go Joe Bruin wants to get you hyper-focused on some of the biggest storylines we are going to follow in the next three weeks.
1. Dorian Thompson-Robinson 2.0?
DTR was visibly having trouble with his accuracy in the first part of Spring Practice. If this is the only thing that is holding him back, will he be able to make the appropriate adjustments and take that next step in his development? Because if you think about it, with his arm strength, his speed, and his vision, he is a star in the making. Now he needs to put it all together.
2. The O-Line Becoming More In-sync
Even though the offensive line made great strides at the end of the 2018 season, there is still a long way to go. So far this spring, Boss Tagaloa, Jake Burton and Michael Alves have been impressive and seem to be the key factors that will help this offense move forward. With that being said, the other O-linemen could step up their game in the next three weeks, which will really give this offense something to build on.
3. Limiting the Injuries
Luckily, there were very few injuries to report in the first part of spring as LB Josh Woods, DB William Nimmo, DB Kenny Churchwell, and WR Dymond Lee, OL Mohamed Khalil, WR Ethan Fernea and QB Chase Griffin were all limited at some point in the first two weeks. That is not a lot and that is a good thing, especially since a few of these players have already been taken out of the yellow, non-contact jerseys. Now if they can only limit any more injuries in the next three weeks.