There are things on Johnathan Franklin's to-do list that might seem out of reach.
One: "I want to win the [Pacific 12] Conference championship," he said.
Other goals may be within his grasp. Karim Abdul-Jabbar's school record 1,571 yards rushing for example.
Abdul-Jabbar set the record in 1995, and Franklin hopes to eclipse it this season.
"I don't want to be average," Franklin said. "I want to be great. That's a record I want to get."
Franklin had 1,127 yards last season, ranking him 10th on UCLA's single-season list, and there is little doubt he will carry the majority of the work load this season. He has 1,693 career yards. With two years left, Gaston Green's UCLA career record of 3,731 yards is within sight.
Franklin knows only one way to get both records.
"I keep telling [center] Kai Maiava that he is going to win the Rimington Trophy," Franklin said.
The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation's top center.
"He doesn't take all the fame," tackle Sean Sheller said of Franklin. "That makes us want to block for him. Sometimes you can get a running back and it's 'me, me, me.' That's not Johnathan."