As spring practice heats up for UCLA, the excitement for the 2013 season will continue to build.
Head coach Jim Mora has a lot of work to do, from running practices and dealing with the media to picking starters and evolving the playbook. But one set of important decisions is beyond his control and instead falls on the players—team captain voting.
Last season, the captain selection was pretty straightforward. The roster featured prominent upperclassmen in almost every positional unit. Seniors Andrew Abbott (SS), Johnathan Franklin (RB), Damien Holmes (LB), David Allen (FB/ST) and Jeff Locke (P) were all given passes to the captains' huddle in 2012, along with sophomore Xavier Su'a-Filo (OL).
But with the graduation of five out of six team captains, the Bruins will need to select a whole new crop of leaders this year. The process may prove more difficult since so many young players will be getting serious playing time across the board.
Operating on the assumption that Mora will use the same methods as last year, this slideshow breaks down which Bruins are plausible candidates for captainship. Read on for projections of the Bruins' team captains for the 2013-14 season.