86. A lot of tight end usage, still
Whether it was the use of 13 personnel (one RB, three TEs) or just a heavy rotation amongst the tight ends, we are going to see a lot of Asiasi, Wilson, and the rest of the gang. Kelly has really increased his use of TEs in his game plan for both the run and the pass so expect to see a lot of the big men close to the line.
87. OL Michael Alves’ development
The offensive line made some incredible improvements over the course of 2018 which has to do with the individual effort of the men in the middle. Alves will continue to grow in this offense and help protect the interior of the line. The result could make him one of the better OGs in the Pac-12.
88. Clear bag policy at the Rose Bowl
It is an annoyance, but we just have to accept it and move on. Remember, it is for our safety.
89. WR Kyle Phillips coming back strong
A lot was expected from the talented freshman, but injuries got the better of him in 2018. While only playing in four games last season (making him eligible to redshirt), Phillips had a few flashes, but by October, he was in a yellow no-contact jersey and didn’t see the field for the rest of the season. This fall he should be back up to full strength and add another element to the receiving corps.
90. The rise of DB Patrick Jolly
Sometimes players just have to wait for the right moment to pounce. 2019 could be that moment for Jolly who showed that he is a defensive back to be feared. In the spring game, he had a very impressive performance as he was constantly targeted, but did a fine job keeping the ball out of receiver’s hands. This made us very excited for the state of the secondary for the coming season.