Theo Howard talked after practice today. If you can't play the video above, try the version below.
On spring so far:
It's going great. Everybody is looking good. Everyone is competing and getting better. It feels good.
On how critical it was for him to get in for spring:
Definitely critical. It's a huge advantage. I'm still learning some plays. Its a big advantage. Everything is going well and I think I'm getting the hang of it.
On the biggest adjustment:
Probably the mental side of everything. Having to come out and competing every day.
On his size:
Right now I'm 180. I want to gain a couple more pounds, maybe 185, stay there and keep my speed. I was 172 (senior year).
On what he wanted to accomplish most in spring:
Getting faster and bigger. Coming in, I wanted to gain some pounds and be ready for players more physical than me.
On the connection with Rosen:
Good, as you can see, we're working on the connection.
On what stands out most about Rosen:
Really just his ball placement. He can really get the ball where it needs to be.
On the adjustment to Rosen:
I don't know, I don't really have an answer for that.
On how he's been dealing with more physical guys:
I think I'm definitely doing fine. I'll get bigger as off-season goes with Coach Alosi. Coach Alosi is a good coach and everyone is working hard with each other.
On the message on competing for a starting job:
I think the competition is still going right now.
On if he's learned from any veterans:
Everybody. I work a lot with Eldridge and Kenny. They say watch film, stay in the film room.
On who wins in a race with Kenny Walker:
I have no idea, Kenny has some speed.
On his relationship with Jordan Payton:
I've known him since I went to Oaks Christian. It wasn't that close, but since I came to UCLA, we've talked more. I picked up his technique, whenever I watched him, he's really sneaky in how he moves on guys. How he gets past them. That's the biggest thing.null