July 29, 2009

UCLA's speed and skill much improved

One of the biggest differences going into the 2009 season that was sorely lacking in 2008 will the addition of the big play threat. The Bruins had no one who was able to truly be the kind of homerun threat that could be a game changer.

Partially the reason was that the Bruins had a young and often times a banged up offensive front that couldn't give the battered and battled fatigued, Kevin Craft, enough time to get the ball down field.

To make matters worse, the Bruins didn't have a back that could break the big one. Bruin senior running back, Khalil Bell played valiantly, but was only a shadow of the player who was on his way to a 1,000 yard season before succumbing to an ACL injury against Washington State in 2007.

Even with all the offensive problems this past spring camp, there was a glimmer of hope that the Bruins will be able to muster up a running game this fall.

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