Head coach Jim Mora talks about the backup quarterbacks, rotating personnel on the defensive line and whether he would rotate lineman on offense.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday that he believes junior quarterback Josh Rosen will stay at UCLA for his senior year.
“I want a disclaimer, I have an option to change my opinion,” Mora told Pete Thamel. “But as we sit here right now, I can really honestly say I don’t think he’s going to leave.”
Mora cited Rosen’s relationship with new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch as one of the reasons why the quarterback might stay, despite being a projected top-5 pick in the NFL Draft. Fisch, who has coached a different starting quarterback in each season since 2009, said recently in a passing comment that he’s hoping to break that streak this year.
“There have been a lot of new quarterbacks, man,” Fisch said.
“Really hoping for two years with this one, though,” he added with a small chuckle. “I’ll tell you that. Write that.”
Josh Rosen returned to the field months ago, but the junior quarterback has just recently starting feeling like his old self again. For UCLA, it’s a long-awaited good sign.
“I had my worst day of camp that one night practice we had (Aug. 8) and since then, something just kind of clicked,” Rosen said. “I think our offense is really starting to get the hang of it and we’re starting to move in the right direction.”
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Above, clockwise from top left: Devon Modster (18) and Josh Rosen; Darnay Holmes; Rosen; Keyon Riley (28) and Christian Pabico. Photos by Thomas R. Cordova/SCNG