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Bruin Bites: UCLA Spring Football is Finally Here

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Are you ready for some football? The Bruins take to the practice field tomorrow. We have news and notes to get you ready for spring practice.

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The UCLA football team will begin preparing for the 2015 season as they take to the practice field tomorrow at 7 a.m. UCLA Time. We have some new coaches, will have a new quarterback, a lot of returning talent, and some big recruits joining the Bruins this season and  some of us are so ready for football to begin.

To get you ready we have a few bites to share as well as your Spring Practice Essentials.

Bruin Bites

As UCLA continues to beat $c on the field (#WOTT), perceptions of the two football programs are starting to change in the minds of local recruits. PacificTakes discusses the battle for L.A. recruits, how long it will take for the southern cal aura to fade away in the minds of local talent, and "the pipeline from the talented group of players from Ground Zero" the UCLA coaching staff is developing. UCLA garnered some big commits from that pipeline just last week.

Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports, ranks UCLA as one of the more interesting teams to keep an eye on as they rank high in the number of returning players (tied for 6th among FBS teams). As we have noted in our position previews, some positions, including receiver, running back, offensive line, are returning all or almost all of last year's talent. Of course, three of those not returning, Eric Kendricks, Owamagbe Odighizuwa,  and Brett Hundley should probably each count for more than 1.

There is still no new word on Adrian Klemm, when his suspension will end or what "the alleged NCAA rules violation" was. It will be interesting to see how the coaching staff adjusts as spring practice gets underway tomorrow.

If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend taking a look at bruinfollower’s post about UCLA great, Kermit Alexander and his path to redemption.

Spring Practice Essentials

Here are some links to help you through spring:

Have a great day and if any of you are going out to practice tomorrow, be sure to give us your observations and thoughts.

And as always ...

Go Bruins!