March 26, 2008

Tight ends look to be improved

The tight end position should be one of strength this fall with the return of true senior Logan Paulsen (6-6, 252). Paulsen started all 12 games the Bruins played a year ago and ended up with 12 catches for 144 yards. The lack of consistent quarterback play hurt his offensive productivity as far as stats were concerned, but was outstanding as a blocker.

Bruin wide receiver Brandon Breazell said the hardest hit he has ever received was when he collided with Paulsen last year in the second game of the season against BYU when both were pursuing a defensive back who picked off a Ben Olson pass.

Look for Paulsen's offensive numbers to improve with the arrival of offensive coordinator Norm Chow. Paulsen had 27 catches as a sophomore for 331 yards. It is more of that type of production that can be expected out of Paulsen this fall.

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