Let's read through some quick news clips to get our Thursday morning started at BN. Chris Foster from the LA Times talked to Mora about the team's trip to San Diego to train with the Seals:
Mora said training camp needed a wrinkle.
"Last year was a real powerful experience for our kids and they had a set of expectations of what it was going to be like this year," Mora said. "I wanted to change it a little bit. I wanted to give a new challenge."
The work, Zumwalt said, "was hard. My legs are still sore." But the experience, Hundley said, will be beneficial.
"They put us through anything and everything," Hundley said. "Some of the stuff wasn't physical. It was mental. They pushed us through limits where we have to go."
BTW speaking of that training we did share a photo via Elridge Massington tweet yesterday. But Massington deleted the tweet. I am guessing someone in the coaching staff wasn't pleased.
Anyway, let's hope the extra wrinkle pays off in the next few days. Jack Wang from Inside UCLA is off to a strong start this camp. He has posted few videos after yesterday's practice which includes:
- Incoming freshman RB Craig Lee reflecting on his tough path to UCLA. Lee is down to 185lbs from 190 b/c he "felt too slow." He wants to move up to about 195. Hopefully he will carve out a nice roll in our RB rotation this year.
- Asiantii Woulard had a good first day of practice and he talked about it with Wang. But I wouldn't get all delusional and start thinking that he has some kind of chance to go beyond no. 2 spot. It's just the first day.
- Also, among other incoming freshman Eddie Vanderdoes talks about his appeal process and Priest Willis sounded off on his status with the NCAA. He has already been admitted (and cleared to attend) UCLA.
Practice will get started at 4 pm today. We will share more nuggets, tidbits as we read them through the day. In the meantime if you were at practice, feel free to share your thoughts, reflections here.