Johnathan Franklin has quietly been one of the stars for the Bruins in spring drills. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The final week of spring football begins this afternoon for our Bruins, so we're running the open thread a little longer today, to give everyone a chance to sound off with their thoughts on the football team so far. The Bruins have made some definite strides since the first practice, and Coach Mora and his staff have definitely put their own stamp on this team. There are still a lot of questions that remain to be answered, though. The quarterback competition has narrowed to a race between Richard Brehaut and Brett Hundley, but no clear starter has emerged. While the running back and defensive line positions look deep, injuries have thinned the wide receivers and defensive backs. The all-important offensive line still has some question marks. Yes, progress has been made overall, but there is still a lot of work to do before this team is ready for Rice at the end of August.
The lucky thirteenth session of this year's spring football practice - and of the Jim Mora era in Westwood - is going to begin at 3:45 pm this afternoon at Spaulding Field. If you're lucky enough to be in Westwood today, you can make your way over and take in some UCLA football action (practices, as always, are open to the public). With the Spring Game just 5 days away, this is one of the last chances to see the team before the fall.
As always, for anyone is heading out to Spaulding, please fire away with your thoughts on what you see, whether it be a few words while you are at the field or after getting home or to the dorms later this afternoon. For the rest of us, fire away with your thoughts on UCLA football, position battles you're looking at now with just two practices left, what you're hoping to see by the end of spring, etc.