February 29, 2008

Spring will be key for wide receivers

Like the running back situation, the wide receivers that are already on campus have to make an impression while the fire is hot this spring because waiting in the wings are three very talented receivers who would love and have the ability to get in the rotation this fall. Like the running backs, a good spring ball performance is of the upmost importance.

All receivers will be coming into spring with a clean slate and this gives the players a fresh opportunity to impress new head coach Rick Neuheisel, offensive coordinator Norm Chow and receivers coach Reggie Moore.

One player who could end up having a breakout year is Marcus Everett. If an injury could ever be a lucky break then count Everett lucky. He was part of a very anemic offense his senior season, but an injury allowed him to use his redshirt to extend his career at UCLA.

Now Everett will be part of an offense that will be engineered by one of the greatest offensive minds in Chow to have ever coached the game of football.

Ever since Everett stepped on campus he has been impressive and only injuries and inconsistent quarterback play has held him back. He has had some big catches during his career and one can only think that he will benefit, like all the receivers with Chow's arrival.

The Bruins have two other seniors to be that will be vying for playing time in the fall in Ryan Graves and Gavin Ketchum.

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