Sunday, April 23

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Junior cornerback Nate Meadors leads the Bruin’s young secondary corps after redshirt senior Fabian Moreau left the group without a senior leader. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Bruins seeking to overcome inexperience at cornerback spot

The most experienced of the bunch still wears braces. That’s how young UCLA’s cornerbacks are. With the departure of Fabian Moreau, a likely high-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft, junior cornerback Nate Meadors – who said after Wednesday’s practice that he expects to get the braces off next month – has been thrust into a leadership role. Read more...

Junior cornerback Nate Meadors leads the Bruin’s young secondary corps after redshirt senior Fabian Moreau left the group without a senior leader. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Jalen Starks started spring camp as a fullback, but his running ability was on display Tuesday. The sophomore ran down the sideline for a long touchdown toward the end of practice. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Jalen Starks started spring camp as a fullback, but his running ability was on display Tuesday. The sophomore ran down the sideline for a long touchdown toward the end of practice. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch led an offense last year at Michigan that averaged 212.9 rushing yards and 212 passing yards a game last year. In comparison, the Bruins averaged 82.4 and 295.6 yards, respectively, last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch led an offense last year at Michigan that averaged 212.9 rushing yards and 212 passing yards a game last year. In comparison, the Bruins averaged 82.4 and 295.6 yards, respectively, last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Linebacker Josh Woods (2) stood out on defense in Wednesday's practice. The junior said that he has gained a lot of leg strength over the offseason, and his mobility was on display. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Linebacker Josh Woods (2) stood out on defense in Wednesday's practice. The junior said that he has gained a lot of leg strength over the offseason, and his mobility was on display. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Last season, then-sophomore running back Soso Jamabo played in 11 games, including five starts. Jamabo led the team with 321 yards on the ground. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Last season, then-sophomore running back Soso Jamabo played in 11 games, including five starts. Jamabo led the team with 321 yards on the ground. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

During his first spring practice at UCLA, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch did not want to label his offense. He said the plan for the stagnant running game was to jumpstart it with some big plays. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
During his first spring practice at UCLA, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch did not want to label his offense. He said the plan for the stagnant running game was to jumpstart it with some big plays. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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