With starting center Kai Maiava out because of a broken ankle, Ryan Taylor is taking over the position and redshirt freshman Greg Capella is assuming duties as backup.
But Capella is struggling with the shotgun snaps the Bruins are using in the Pistol offense, snapping them low or on the ground several times over the last two days of practice.
Coach Rick Neuheisel is making Capella do 10 push-ups after each bad snap and it has happened so often that observers were joking about putting up a Capella push-up counter. Neuheisel was also in Capella's face several times Monday and Tuesday.
"I need him," Neuheisel said. "I can’t be patient with him."