UCLA mic’d up linebackers coach Clark Lea during the Bruins’ second practice of August camp.
At twenty-nine years old, Lea is one of the youngest D1 assistant coaches in the country. This will be his second season as the linebackers coach after being promoted from the defensive graduate assistant position.
According to Lea, the Bruins will have the most depth they’ve ever had at linebacker in quite a while.
Lea said, “At the end, I think we’re going to have 6 guys that are going to be able to play and help us win over. We haven’t had this since I’ve been here. We’ve had some fine players at linebacker, but never six deep. When we have guys that happen go into 80 or 90 snaps, you don’t have guys bearing that load. They are sharing it now. So you may see 60 / 30 split or 50 / 40 split, so we’re not losing production.”
The Bruins open at Houston before returning home to host San Jose State and Texas.
Here is Lea mic’d up: