March 26, 2009

Spring Report - tight ends

Going into spring ball, the tight end position looked to be another team strength. It still is but the Bruins will be missing the services of senior Ryan Moya, who was one of the few bright spots on the offense last season. Once opposing teams took Moya away as an option the offense sputtered.

Moya underwent two arthroscopic surgeries at UCLA on Wednesday (March 18). The first procedure was to repair torn medial meniscus in his right knee. The second was to clean out scar tissue in his right Achilles tendon. The time period for a full recovery is expected to be four months. At this time, it is anticipated he will be ready for fall camp in early August.

It is a good thing that the Bruins will have the services of senior, Logan Paulsen, who incidentally is now weighing in at 268. He definitely looks the part and will be a weapon for Norm Chow this fall. Paulsen is the complete tight end who is a lethal blocker and a solid receiver.

Last season, Paulsen was becoming a team leader and if his injury has any silver lining for the Bruins is his leadership skills. This is still a very young team and Paulsen's leadership could come in handy.

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