A brief look at UCLA’s training camp practice Spaulding Field on Wednesday:
For the first time in training camp, the UCLA offense won practice. For beating the defense in a red zone lockout team period, the offense – including coaches – ran the width of the field and back. Running seems like a punishment, but for UCLA, it symbolizes an earned opportunity to get better.
The defense won the camp’s two previous competitions, but the offense scored two touchdowns and two field goals on its five drives Wednesday. The only drive that didn’t end in points came from the No. 2 offense as linebacker Krys Barnes snagged an interception after defensive back Denzel Fisher tipped a pass from Devon Modster.
Quarterback Josh Rosen rebounded from a rough Tuesday practice and had a “little bounce to his step,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. Rosen fired sharp throws through tight windows all over the field, including several touchdown passes to Darren Andrews.
TEAMMATES BACK ROSEN
One day after Rosen’s comments concerning the difficulties of balancing academics and athletics blazed through the media, junior linebacker Josh Woods said the quarterback will always have his teammates’ undying support.
“He thinks everything through and he just speaks his mind,” Woods said. “He’s not trying to hurt or harm anything. He does what he’s supposed to do, whether its in the weight room, locker room, or on the field, he handles his business. So I support that guy 100 percent.”
Rosen was not available to the media on Wednesday.
INJURIES PILING UP
Running back Soso Jamabo, offensive lineman Najee Toran and wide receiver Audie Omotosho were all out Wednesday. They were seen riding stationary bikes on the sideline. While dressed for practice, offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu did not take any live team reps. Odogwu’s replacement at right tackle, Kenny Lacy seemed to have picked up an injury during practice as Poasi Moala was with the No. 1 offensive line late…