Monday, April 30, 2007

At UCLA, There's No Place to Run

UCLA either has one of the nation's best defenses or one of the worst offenses coming out of spring. The Bruins held their spring game Friday night at Spaulding Field in Westwood and it wasn't pretty, unless you like defense.

The first-team offense, which played exclusively against the second-team defense, managed one rushing yard in 19 attempts. Freshman Justin Fareed, top, and junior Kahlil Bell, left, were among the runners who struggled as new offensive coordinator Jay Norvell, who is standing behind Bell, watched his unit sputter.

UCLA named Ben Olson, below, the starting quarterback last Thursday, a move that could be questioned if the Bruins' struggles continue into the fall.

Linebacker Reggie Carter, below left, warms up before the scrimmage, and backup quarterback Patrick Cowan, below right, was smiling despite losing the starting job to Olson.

The Wiz would like to thank Jack for sending us the images. He has several other shots available on this thread at Bruin Report Online.

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