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In case you guys missed it the updated roster for the 2012 UCLA football season is out. It includes the numbers and info. of all our incoming freshmen and also updates from spring. For reference here was the depth chart right after spring (via Gold). It's always fun this time of the off-season to run quick comparisons. Some bullets from my notes:
- At the end of spring Brandon Willis was listed at NT (6-3/275 #92). Willis is now at 6-2/280, but he has been switched over to DE. Interestingly freshman DL Ellis McCarthy (6-5/330, #93) is not listed in any position on the official roster. Perhaps he will be the anchoring us at NT? Also at NT and up and down the roster looks like weights of few players have gone down from their post spring listed weight.
- Cassius Marsh (DE) is now 275 instead of his post spring listed weight of 295. Seali'i Epenesa (NT) is now 310 down from his post spring listing at 323. Either those guys have gotten a little leaner or it may be Mora and new S&C coach Sal Alosi making an effort to be accurate with information.
- At OT Xavier Su'a-Filo (#56) is down to 295 from spring listing at 310. Not a surprise as XSF was just getting started w football again after being out of for a year this spring. Simon Goines (true freshman OL) is listed at 6-7/324. If he gets a handle of techniques and fundamentals at the college level early on, then perhaps he could emerge as a candidate to break into Klemm's OL rotation this season. We may need him given the depth issue at LT after spring w walk-on freshman Michael Padovese (6-5/322 #67) backing up XSF at that spot. Carl Hulick - the manchild from the OC is listed at 6-2/300.
So those are my initials. What else did I miss? Fill out any details worth noting in the comment thread. It will be helpful for us as we start going through the depth chart position by position in coming days.