Los Angeles, CA – The field was full with bodies flying around in full speed with whistles blowing every few seconds to end a play. Today marked the kickoff to a new season with endless possibilities at both PAC-12 South contenders.
The UCLA Bruins kicked off bright and early on Spaulding field for the teams second Spring Ball with Chip Kelly at the helm. So for the returners they knew what to expect going into today practice.
“Getting back to the details, so we can chase our mission this year,” said cornerback Darnay Holmes, “We definitely trust them (coaching staff) a lot more, and we know what standards they want us to abide by.”
This spring will give the Bruin faithful a better look at Kelly changes and know if he can lead the Bruins in the right direction.
The Bruins will be on Tuesday, Thursday, Sat Morning schedule for the Spring finishing off with a Spring Game on April 20 at Drake Stadium.
Crosstown rivals the USC Trojans also began the quest to get last year bad taste out of the players mouths. USC will practice in afternoon to allow for players to knock out classes in the am.
Coach Clay Helton now kicking off his 4th season as official head coach brought in few new coach to mix things up.
Most will be looking at new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell from Texas Tech to add few new wrinkles to spice up the offense.
“This field has always been about competition, I don’t want any football player feeling comfortable on this field,” said Helton, “Now it’s time to focus on our future.”
USC will have a televised Spring Football Showcase on April 6th before their last three practices.