Four-star receiver Theo Howard commits to UCLA

UCLA has just landed its most highly touted receiver prospect in years.

Four-star wideout Theo Howard committed to the Bruins on Sunday, providing hope that the program can add the type of speed on the edge that it’s lacked through the entire Jim Mora era. The Westlake High senior is one of the top-10 receivers in the country, according to both Scout.com and Rivals.com.

As prolific as UCLA’s offense has been in the last few years, the team has produced just one 1,000-yard receiver since 2003. Nelson Rosario had 1,161 receiving yards that year.

If senior Jordan Payton doesn’t break that drought this season — he has 681 yards through eight games — Howard looks like a prime candidate to do so next season. The 6-foot, 175-pound target intends to enroll at UCLA in January, giving him plenty of time to build chemistry with quarterback Josh Rosen. He could immediately step in on the edge to complement inside receiver Thomas Duarte, and fill the void left by Payton and senior Devin Fuller.

Howard is ranked by Rivals as the No. 32 prospect at any position in the class of 2016. Fuller was ranked No. 37 in 2012, but arrived at UCLA as a quarterback before converting to receiver.

The only other pass-catchers to sign with UCLA as top-40 national recruits since 2002 were Randall Carroll (No. 39, 2009) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (No. 36, 2002).

  • EncinitasBruin

    Interestingly, our top three rated players in the ’16 class according to Rivals are our three receivers, Howard, Darian Owens, and Dymond Lee. Everyone is going to want to be on the receiving end of JR’s throws the next few years! Expect the great receivers and TEs to keep rolling in.

    • 88 Straight

      Be careful EB. Don’t let that optimism spin out of control. You might even break out into happiness! Your life may not actually end if UCLA plays too many freshmen. There must be something horrible in your life that you can focus on to become more “realistic.” (Translation: pessimistic)

  • MPPBruin

    Wise choice, young man. You will enjoy your time here.

  • Laker Rod

    Waiting for 88 Straight/ProbationU to claim how Howard will be the starting and leading WR for UCLA in 2016…just like how he claimed related to Chris Clark for 2015. I guess when he’s proven wrong…he’ll call Howard a baby also. LOL!!

    • Clown U

      What if he does? What are you going to do about it? Just sit there behind your screen and rant. You really need to show him. Try a new tactic if you can.

      • Laker Rod

        What if does? LOL!!! Come on dream on yet again. Try and be realistic for a change.

        • Clown U

          We need to show these people and you are fading. How weak and pathetic. I am losing faith in my minion.

        • 88 Straight

          Realistic = Pessimistic.

          Translation from the Loser Rod dictionary. 1st edition.

          • Laker Rod

            Wrong. Spectrum wise….it’s left side.. optimist (delusional)…..to the far right….pessimist (also delusional)…then you have the realist…which is me.

            A pessimist is somebody who doesn’t believe UCLA can win a conference championship even with a redshirt senior QB….they are simply just going off of recent past history. There is no logic used into believing improvements can be made.

            YOU on the other hand are a delusional optimist who despite having evidence presented to him that no drop back true frosh QB has EVER EVER won a conference championship but you think by some miracle it’s going to happen this year for UCLA.

            Wake up. Come to reality.

          • 88 Straight

            You simply believe that since a true freshman pocket passer has never won a Conference Championship, it is impossible for it to happen. And, that if UCLA doesn’t win one this year, your point has been proven. Both are false. Loser mindset.

            There are firsts all the time in all fields and they start with people that have a dream and accomplish things that people like you can’t envision. You simply don’t get it. Never will.

          • Laker Rod

            You cannot dispute the spectrum that I provided related to pessimist, realist, and optimist. You have been proven WRONG yet again.

          • 88 Straight

            You provided a spectrum? LOL

        • Ted

          Maybe the Lakers should not have played Kobe Bryant on his first year! Let him sit behind Eddie Jones and Byron Scott and learn for a couple of years!! Then maybe Kobe Bryant might have had a successful career!! Damn you Del Harris!

          • Laker Rod

            We’re talking college football here not NBA. There have been plenty of NBA rookies who played very well. Can’t say the say for true freshmen. Come on. Be realistic and know which sport you are talking about.

          • Ted

            Maybe you should take your ‘red-shirt” year in blog commenting…maybe you could come back with some good conversation except insisting on your narrow view…

          • Laker Rod

            What’s wrong with sticking to here. You don’t have to read or reply to my remarks. Ted.

    • 88 Straight

      Still spinning the lie about Clark. What we both know is true is that it was MORA that said he didn’t bring him in to have him redshirt. Lie on Rodney.

      And as far as Howard is concerned, I have no idea. I am sure we will get some idea during Spring and Fall practice and we will see if he plays at all in the early games. The ONLY true freshman I have ever said should start is Rosen. I’ll stand by that one.

      Rod, you can stand by Neuheisel over Rosen and Brehaut or Prince over Hundley. It’s clear to everyone but you that you have been wrong in both cases.

      • Laker Rod

        You claimed he was a possible starter. Quit changing your story. I told you Nate Iese would DESTROY Chris Clark. What exactly were we debating about then. Come clean.

        And if Rosen was the only true frosh you said who should start then why do you constantly argue against me related to redshirting players. Wake up. You’ve been caught again.

        You think a reporter can ask Jim Mora why he decided to burn Josh Wood’s redshirt and play him BEFORE even inserting Cameron Judge? I mean seriously HOW STUPID can you get.

        Cameron Judge played as a true frosh himself! LOL!! Was it a mistake back then also then?

        How can Fred Ulu Perry be better than Poasi Moala as a RSo….this is a guy people were bragging about who may start as a true frosh or redshirt frosh last year! HOW DUMB CAN PEOPLE BE!!! Can Klemm and Alosi develop players?

        I repeat…go count the number of redshirt seniors Arizona had last year. The same for ASU the year before that. Count the number of redshirt seniors Stanford has had. Compare them to UCLA. You will see a glaring difference.

        • 88 Straight

          You have a really bad habit of putting words on people’s mouths that they never said.

          You just did it to Encinitas too. Just a lying troll.

          • Laker Rod

            You and your “word” stuff. Try to understand this. Most have a certain philosophy or belief which one sticks by. Example is I promote redshirting players as I think it is important for the Bruins to do this to achieve success. I’m even willing to sacrifice a year if necessary in order to achieve the goal of winning a conference championship.

            You on the other hand say “play the best players regardless of class”. You have this belief that true freshman and alot of them can contribute heavily to a team winning a conference championship. Are you going to deny this also? Then why on earth have you been arguing against this and trying so hard to provide examples as to how certain true freshmen are supposedly “successful”?

            You have this belief like the 90% people that a new is better than an existing guy…even though you promoted that existing guys when he was once a new guy. Do you get any of this? It’s easy to paint a picture of what one’s belief or philosophy is.

            But what you do is jump around all over the place or play this denial game. You can’t even admit you wanted Ben Olson to start over Drew Olson. You know you did. It’s proven in the way you think.

            You automatically assume if a player has not done anything in 2 years or so then he must be no good. You’ve already moved on to the new guy. Are you in denial over this also?

            Was Aaron Wallace a surprise to you this year? Answer. Yes or No. You struggle with Yes or No questions.

          • 88 Straight

            Very simple, if you actually read what I have said on redshirting. Most players should be redshirting, particularly in the trenches. On that we agree. I think you take your philosophy to an extreme level that fluctuates. At times it sounds as if you think everyone should redshirt and at other times you sound more reasonable.

            Here is where I disagree:
            1. Josh Rosen
            2. Attributing anybody’s or everybody’s decision to transfer on not redshirting.
            3. Attributing anybody’s injury on not redshirting.
            4. Blaming climate change on not redshirting.

            Not EVERY problem that occurs on a team can be attributed to redshirting or not redshirting a particular player. Mistakes have certainly been made. I am sure it is difficult with certain players to make the call and would hope they erred on the side of caution by redshirting a player if in doubt. But LR, you just go way overboard, IMO to the point that everyone here thinks it is comical. What else is funny, is that I would probably agree with 80% of your position on the subject. It is that other 20% where you just lose it, IMO.

          • Laker Rod

            No I don’t go way overboard. That’s just simply the way you see it. I already told you that due to uncertainty with Steven Manfro and Craig Lee…it doesn’t appear there is a choice but to play Soso and Bolu. I’m realistic but again…I don’t expect much.

            This is where the difference lies. You and others expect too much of true frosh when they do play. You and others are too optimistic. I’m more realistic. Who’s been turning out correct? It happens every single year…I’m right….you guys are wrong.

          • 88 Straight

            Another misinformation from you. You are either a total liar or extremely dumb. Neither is anything to be proud about.

          • Laker Rod

            Lame. You know I said certain true frosh may need to play and can contribute…even some as starters. It’s happened with teams like USC where Mike Williams was a true frosh or that of Reggie Bush and Lendale White, etc.

            What you and others can’t seem to understand though is that you have this misconception that they were the reasons as to why USC won as much as they did when in reality it was the upper classmen veterans who put things together like their veteran and O line and D line for the most part. In addition…I already said before that Pete Carroll developed even 3 star guys when certain 5 stars didn’t pan out. That’s what made Carroll great.

            Pay attention as to what is really happening. I hope I have educated you further. I think it’s sinking in but you’re too stubborn and prideful to admit it.

          • 88 Straight

            Your lies continue about what I and others say. Make all the arguments you want but stop putting words in people’s mouth. It’s dishonest.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! You admitting defeat again. You know I said it about Soso and Bolu. If you truly think I did not…go ahead and challenge me to go find where I said this in the past. You want to get exposed again?

            You want to claim I didn’t show you a picture of Bolu and tell you that this guy was physically ready in comparison to that of skinny Josh Rosen? Go ahead and try and deny it. You won’t…because you would be exposed yet again.

          • 88 Straight

            It’s a regular thing. You breathe. You lie. Simply a useless troll.

          • Laker Rod

            Yup. We all know you would not challenge me about Bolu and Soso. You do realize you just admitted you made a lie.

          • 88 Straight

            Everybody said the same thing. You merely joined the group during a weak moment of searching for acceptance.

          • Laker Rod

            Changing the subject now? This is about Bolu and Soso and how you claimed I said they should redshirt supposedly when in reality I said they probably should and will play. You accused me of being far too extreme but you’ve been proven wrong on that point also.

            So it’s obvious to see what you usually do.

          • 88 Straight

            Truth hurts.

          • Laker Rod

            You can’t even respond back logically….yet another admission of defeat by you.

          • 88 Straight

            Or boredom.

          • Laker Rod

            Typical response by a defeated person.

          • Laker Rod

            I repeat..you don’t challenge me about Bolu or Soso. You’ve been proven wrong and you have too much pride to admit it. πŸ™‚

          • 88 Straight

            You can’t prove me or anybody wrong on Bolu and Soso, because like many others, I thought they would play. Less certain about Bolu until we knew about lee and Manfro. You like to argue when there is nothing to argue about. It’s what losers do when starved for attention.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!! You don’t even remember what the debate was about since you always lose.

            You accused me of being too “extreme” in my approach of redshirting players…in other words….you lied and claimed I said I wanted to redshirt EVERYBODY. You were proven WRONG because I said a long time ago that Bolu and Soso probably should and will play as true freshmen. Wake up.

            Care to admit your error? I doubt it.

          • 88 Straight

            Too extreme is redshirting Rosen in favor of Neuheisel. The stupidity of that speaks volumes along with your other expert QB picks.

          • Laker Rod

            And if Rosen gets hurt? It was still too extreme? Rosen comes up gimpy every time he takes a hit. Wake up.

            We are not winning any conference championship this year and you know it. Wake up.

          • 88 Straight

            Man, you like to type. Do you get paid by the word?

          • Laker Rod

            Typical response. You simply can’t debate as to what is presented in front of you. You don’t even deny the details which occurred because you know it’s true and you have been proven wrong yet again.

          • 88 Straight

            You offer nothing of value.

          • Laker Rod

            Another lame and typical response by ProbationU

          • 88 Straight

            Truth hurts.

          • Laker Rod

            I’m sure it does for you. You’re the one who’s always wrong and had to change names. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            Yep. I will gladly be wrong to know that Rosen is better than Neuheisel. You are too stubborn and stupid to see the obvious.

          • Laker Rod

            Doesn’t matter…neither is winning a conference championship this year. Wake up.

            Tell us all how the freshmen QB’s over at Oregon State are doing. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            Proof of your stupidity and failure to recognize that it is a team game. Their entire team is bad. They could have a senior QB and still stink.

          • Laker Rod

            So why did they go with a true frosh QB then to begin with? He ended up getting hurt. Now they are with the redshirt frosh who isn’t ready either. Are you starting to understand any of this?

            Now…as for UCLA….who cares about another 9-4 type season “this” year. Do you get it? Why play Rosen when UCLA isn’t going to win a conference championship this year?

            How many conference championships do you expect out of Josh Rosen for his career. Wake up. I say we will only win 1 now. Had Rosen redshirted…UCLA would have won at least 2.

            Redshirt scenario:

            2016 – Rosen RFr – UCLA wins conference championship
            2017 – Rosen RSo – UCLA does not win. UCLA loses too many players
            2018 – Rosen RJr – UCLA wins conference championship

            Non-redshirt scenario

            2015 – Rosen Fr – UCLA does not win
            2016 – Rosen So – UCLA wins
            2017 – Rosen Jr – UCLA does not win.

          • 88 Straight

            Wow, Nostradamus!! We don’t even need to play the games! You are a genius. Time to leave the drive thru lane.

          • Laker Rod

            Who predicted 1-2 for the first 3 games? You tried to argue against this. LOL!! Want to get away?

          • 88 Straight

            And yet you are afraid to predict the WSU game.

          • Laker Rod

            Ha ha. You admit I was right πŸ™‚ Thanks!

          • 88 Straight

            Still no prediction. Glad you were right about one thing. I mentioned it before. You seem to need constant ego massaging in your sorry existence. Too bad you still never played on a team and had to invent your wife. But hey, you have your 1-2 prediction to make yourself happy. What a life!

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! Don’t be angry now since you’ve been proven wrong again for like the 999th time πŸ™‚ I’m sure the next one you’ll hit the 1,000 mark. LOL!!! Don’t be angry.

          • 88 Straight

            Nice try. You still can’t pick a decent QB. Back to the fries.

          • Laker Rod

            Angry again. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            OSU’s entire team sucks. You could put a Rs SR like Cody Kessler with that squad and they would still suck. Getting it yet?

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! But yet you didn’t make any bold prediction that UCLA would beat Oregon State 41-0. And I repeat…if they are so bad then why play the true frosh. You didn’t answer the question.

            On the same token…if UCLA wasn’t going to win the conference championship even in Mora’s 3rd year with even back to back 10 win seasons and 18 returning starters, etc….then why go with the true frosh. Wake up. Getting it yet?

          • 88 Straight

            Because he is the best QB on the team. By far.

            Only a loser that wants to give up and assume they cannot win the Conference would start the weaker QB. You are a quitter. Just give up. Wake yourself up and wave the white flag of surrender and say hello to a 2-10 season.

          • Laker Rod

            So why did Harbaugh redshirt Luck? LOL!!! Wake up. You don’t get it.

            Mr. Negative 2-10 season. Oh brother.

          • 88 Straight

            Can’t handle reality. 2-10. If I am off, it might have been 4-8. You love those with no talent. It’s what makes a loser comfortable.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!! Nice back pedal. Changing your mind yet again after proven wrong. Must suck being you. Want to get away Mr. Negative? LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            2-10. 4-8. Doesn’t matter. Both horrible. The Loser Rod scenario of playing the 2nd team!

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! Changing your story again because you’ve been proven WRONG. More personal attacks. LOL!!! Learn to control your anger πŸ™‚

          • 88 Straight

            Proven wrong about Jerry? Sure I have. You are clueless.

            Try again. Who is the better QB?

          • Laker Rod

            Can’t address 2-10 or was it 4-8 now? Or was it 5-7? LOL!!!!

            Who was the better QB Pritchard or Luck. Do you finally get any of this? You are stuck and beaten and you know it.

            You have no concept of the meaning of PATIENCE.

          • 88 Straight

            Neuheisel simply is not an adequate D-1 quarterback and you wanted to turn the team over to him. 2-10 would be a likely outcome. He would have to perform extremely well to get to 5-7.

          • Laker Rod

            2-10 Mr. Negative…now backpedaling and switching to 5-7. LOL!!! And yet you predicted 6-6 possibly for UCLA even with Rosen. LOL!!! Keep it up. This is pure comedy.

          • 88 Straight

            I hadn’t seen Rosen play. Unlike you, I wait to see with my own eyes. Given that I hadn’t seen him play, as a true freshman I had no idea what to expect. You are the loser that even AFTER seeing him play, wanted to play Woulard and Neuheisel. In fact, you watched them on tape and declared that BOTH of those guys were better. Another fine job of analysis! Brehaut. Prince. Woulard. Neuheisel. Say hello to your starers! LOL!!! Loser Rod.

          • Laker Rod

            Huh? You’re now claiming you hadn’t seen Rosen play but you tried to argue he could run the ball? LOL!!!

            And both were better. Most fans said this. Wake up!

          • 88 Straight

            Both were better? That’s laughable. Woulard could see he wasn’t better. It’s been proven that you can’t evaluate quarterbacks.

            Before the season, brainiac. I hadn’t seen what Rosen could do against college talent and had not seen him in person. High school tapes don’t show what he can do in college. And he had a couple of decent runs last game.

          • Laker Rod

            Yeah…for that scrimmage they were better. Wake up.

            Some players leave because they don’t think they were given a fair chance. UCLA coaches just could have decided to run the ball more with the QB.

            Could have just went with Woulard one year and redshirt Rosen.

            I repeat..for the 3 years Rosen will now be staying ….UCLA will only win 1 conference championship at most. Wake up. Had Rosen redshirted UCLA would have won two. Do you understand any of this. NO!

          • 88 Straight

            Yes. I understand you can’t prove any of it. It’s all your opinion, which isn’t worth squat.

          • Laker Rod

            It’s on the youtube vids which you cannot seem to look up nor comment on. Wake up. I know you watched the vids and you can clearly see yourself Rosen didn’t look very good at that time. Why else do you think it took Mora so long to make a decision even after Woulard left. Wake up.

          • 88 Straight

            Woulard left because he knew he wasn’t going to beat out Rosen. Mora had made up his mind long before he announced it. He made up his mind long before Westwood Bob knew about it. It was obvious to EVERY observer that attended practice every day.. Must be tough to always be wrong on the QB front. I mean you are WRONG ALL THE TIME on picking the QB. I can’t wait for your brilliant basketball analysis!

          • 88 Straight

            Stick to the subject. What Harbaugh did with Luck has nothing to do with making the choice between Rosen and Neuheisel. You have no idea why Harbaugh decided to redshirt Luck. Did you have a conversation with him?

            Deal with the facts at hand. You wanted Woulard. He quit the team. Then you wanted Jerry and he is very limited. You wanted Brehaut or Prince to start ahead of Hundley. It’s clear. You like less talented players. Speaks to your own limitations and lack of competitive experience.

          • Laker Rod

            You seriously don’t get it? Harbaugh decided to go with Pritchard vs playing Luck as a true frosh. Wake up.

          • 88 Straight

            Yes, Rodney. Everyone knows that. Pritchard was FAR better than Jerry Neuheisel. Plus, you have no idea why Harbaugh made that choice. You can theorize all you want, but you are a know-nothing with a loser mentality that gave up on the season before week one. It’s that simple.

          • Laker Rod

            He mad the choice plain and simple. It’s like how Harbaugh decided to use an Iowa transfer instead of playing a true frosh QB. Wake up.

            So here we have again a situation of how you state…why does Luck have anything to do with Rosen and Jerry. You’ve been beaten yet again. You NOW see the relevance. LOL!!! Want to get away? Don’t be angry now. πŸ™‚

          • 88 Straight

            It has nothing to do with UCLA. Only in your mind which has a loser mentality.

          • Laker Rod

            Sure it does. UCLA can’t win conference championships because of dummies like you.

          • Laker Rod

            Sure it does. It has everything to do with it. We have one coach who decides to redshirt more of his guys. This is Harbaugh. He even redshirts a QB as great as Andrew Luck. This coach is much more better than successful than the coach who decides to play the true frosh. Wake up.

            Has Mora even taken UCLA to a BCS bowl game? Nope. Will he this year? Nope. This is his 4th year. Harbaugh did it in 4 years and he did it with a much worse team when he took over. WAKE UP!

          • 88 Straight

            You are not too bright. Still won’t answer the question. Here’s two:

            1. Which QB is better?
            2. What would UCLA’ record be with Jerry at QB?

            Both very simple and simple to answer for most people.

          • Laker Rod

            Doesn’t matter in any case whether Jerry or Rosen. UCLA wasn’t winning a conference championship for 2015. Get it through your thick skull. UCLA will only win 1 conference championship at most with Rosen now. Does this register with you? I don’t think so.

          • 88 Straight

            Dime store analysis from a guy that can’t evaluate QBs. Harbaugh’s offensive system is totally different than Mazzone’s. Mazzone needs a QB to make throws. Harbaugh’s teams are known for defense and a power run game and play action passes. Apples and oranges.

            Still claiming Jerry is better? Oh no. You won’t even answer that one.

          • Laker Rod

            Hundley enrolled early. He still redshirted.

            Yeah…Harbaugh’s system is more running the ball too….so why redshirt. LOL!! But Harbaugh still does it. I’ll trust him…he’s won way more with less than Mora and especially you. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            And you have NEVER ever been in a game. Harbaugh is one of the 3 best coaches in the country. You have no idea who he would have started at UCLA this year given the choices. But you will opine anyway based upon the past.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!! More personal attacks. You admit Harbaugh is one of the 3 best coaches and yet this guy practices redshirting for the most part. Wake up. Wow.

            I’m not even going to go so far as to name Harbaugh as one of the 3 best coaches at this point…but facts are facts. Jim Harbaugh has been able to take teams down in the dumps and made quick improvements and improve them each year. How does he do this. He certainly doesn’t do it by playing a bunch of true freshmen. Wake up. He first starts off by motivating and developing the existing guys and then he redshirts guys and develops them and his programs have continually risen each year.

            I don’t see Michigan winning any conference championship this year or maybe even next year. However…by the 3rd or 4th year he will probably have Michigan really on a roll and back to where they once were. What we don’t know yet is that can Harbaugh keep Michigan there for any sustained period of time. Can Harbaugh handle 5 star recruits with huge egos.

            Mora has been a little different. Mora made a quick turn around of UCLA by getting the existing players to perform at a much higher level. Mora didn’t “start” and heavily play a gang load of true freshmen but what Mora did and continues to do is play a lot of true freshmen who don’t even play heavy minutes! Wake up. Hasn’t exactly worked out..has it?

          • 88 Straight

            Why don’t you fill everyone in on your extensive experience playing team sports? That isn’t a personal attack. It is a statement of fact, unless you can prove otherwise. Competitors simply do no share your loser mentality. It is that mentality of yours that exposes the fact that you have never competed.

          • Laker Rod

            I’m not the one who is angry and hurt. That’s you. You already admitted I get under your skin. LOL!!! Always the loser you are.

          • 88 Straight

            You are consistently negative and have a complete loser’s view. Nothing new from you. Continuous hate toward Josh Rosen. Did you see Neuheisel try to go deep? Laughable! Just like you. Short of the target

          • Laker Rod

            Throwing deep isn’t Jerry’s game. Jerry is more of a game manager. Wake up.

            You can’t seem to understand that Jerry playing this year was more so to redshirt Rosen. Wake up.

          • 88 Straight

            You couldn’t answer a simple question about which one is better. You also fail to recognize that Jerry would never have been on the team if his name wasn’t Neuheisel. He has earned his place on the team but if he is starting, UCLA probably doesn’t make a bowl game. You also fail to recognize other benefits of playing Rosen.

          • 88 Straight

            That is right. Throwing deep isn’t his game. Neither is running. You think ASU stacked the box? With Jerry playing, UCLA can use about half the playbook.,UCLA does not have a power running game. He simply is not a realistic option to anyone other than you, because you don’t care about winning games this year. Throw in the towel. Loser thought process.

          • Laker Rod

            Asianti Woulard could run. Jerry is simply a game manager and limits mistakes. He’s smart and crafty and less prone to errors. Wake up. No matter who the QB was UCLA was not winning a conference championship. Get it through your thick skull. Amazing how dumb you are.

            You might care about winning games for each specific season but you can’t see far out enough to be able to win a conference championship dummy. YOU are the one with the LOSER mentality. No conference champinships = UCLA. Wake up. UCLA can’t win a championship. I repeat…UCLA can’t win a championship. Does it register with you yet?

          • 88 Straight

            Woulard left because he saw that he could not beat out Rosen. Jerry simply isn’t a D1 QB. Nice attempt to justify a stupid pick.

          • Laker Rod

            You don’t know the reason why he left. He could have left simply because the coaches wanted more of a “passer” and Woulard was more of a runner.

            It’s the coaches’ fault anyhow for putting UCLA in the position they are in. You cannot deny this either. I’m simply being realistic. You’re just a delusional fairy tale ending person. Wake up. Be realistic.

          • 88 Straight

            He left because he wasn’t going to be the starter and he knew it. Even you can figure that out.

          • Laker Rod

            Yeah…because the coaches decided to go with passing QB. Wake up. We all see the limitations with Rosen and how it bogs down the offense since Rosen can’t run. You even complain about Mazzone and what he’s running. LOL!!!

          • 88 Straight

            If he was good enough, he would have played. I guess you don’t believe QB’s have to pass the ball? Only in your loser world.

          • Laker Rod

            Travis Wilson can barely pass. LOL!!

            But yet in your fantasy world…you see a true frosh drop back QB winning the conference championship. LOL!!!

          • 88 Straight

            Travis Wilson passes better than Jerry and he runs better than Jerry. Next!!

          • Laker Rod

            But Wilson and Utah are in first place but yet you predict 2-10 for Jerry. LOL!!! You have no clue what being part of a “team” is. Football is a team game.

            Gee…if Jerry is so bad…how on earth did it take Mora so long to decide and name a starting QB. LOL!!! You just dig yourself into a deeper hole each time. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            Jerry is very limited. Mira knew all along who would be the starter. Only you couldn’t figure it out because you can’t tell the difference.

          • Laker Rod

            So limited it took Mora until pretty much the week of Virginia to name a starter. LOL!! I’ll trust Mora more than you.

          • 88 Straight

            If you really believe that, you have issues.

          • Laker Rod

            This from Mr. Negative 2-10. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            But you don’t trust Mora. You think he was wrong several times on QBs the last few years.

            Rosen was named starter. It was obvious back in the Spring. Mora knew it then, but played a few mind games to make Josh earn it.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! You claimed and or insinuated Mora was wrong with this recruitment and development of QB’s also. LOL!!!

            For you to claim 2-10 for Jerry is simply ridiculous. Listen to yourself.

          • 88 Straight

            UCLA’s QB recruiting has not been good, but you are waffling all over the place. Now you say you trust Mora. What a joke!!

          • 88 Straight

            Neuheisel over Rosen. Brehaut/Prince over Hundley. And you think others are WRONG? You take football ignorance to a new level.

          • Laker Rod

            Doesn’t make a difference in either year…UCLA has still yet to win any conference championship dummy. Wake up. You have no concept understanding the purpose of redshirting and the importance of him.

          • 88 Straight

            I fully understand the importance of redshirting the majority of players. You fail to recognize that Rosen isn’t one of them, particularly with Neuheisel as the other option. Loser Rod quits on the team before the season. Quite the competitor! LOL.

          • 88 Straight

            With Neuheisel at QB, UCLA would have only beaten UNLV and OSU. The rest would be losses. That would really build momentum for the program and for recruiting. You clearly have no understanding that EVERY year you field your best team. You compete every game and work to be the best you can be. You don’t quit. Loser’s quit.

          • Laker Rod

            Lame. There would have been way more victories. If JN was taking 1st team reps and prepared as a starter you would be seeing a much different Jerry. Wake up. You again prove you know nothing about football. The difference is irrelevant anyhow. In either case UCLA was not going to win any conference championship this year. Get it through your thick skull. You’re just trying to keep quiet and stay low. We all know how chicken you are with predictions. After UCLA doesn’t win anything this year…you’ll say…so what anybody could have predicted we were not going to win. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            With Jerry not able to throw downfield, you have just shrunken the field. UCLA cannot run the ball at will. You have now removed Duarte from the middle of the field and any deep threats. Here is what would have happened:

            1. Virginia = Loss. Perkins is stuffed and Jerry can’t carry the team.
            2. UNLV = Win. Any of the QBs could beat UNLV.
            3. BYU – Loss. This one is obvious.
            4. Arizona = Loss. With no Gameday there, no Arizona choke. Stack the box and shut down the run. Jerry has no answer.
            5. ASU = Loss no explanation necessary
            6. Stanford = Loss no explanation necessary
            7. Cal = Loss Rosen carried the team. Jerry can’t make those throws.
            8. Colorado = Loss and not very close.
            9. OSU = Win. Just a horrible Beaver team.
            10. WSU = Loss
            11. Utah = Loss
            12. USC = Loss

            That’s the breakdown for you. It’s PROVEN. Horrible year with Jerry and huge negative implications for the program and recruiting.

          • Laker Rod

            But you claimed UCLA could run the ball at will to start the season. LOL!! You even bragged about the defense and justified as to why Rosen could play as a true frosh. Well?

            And you predicting a loss against Virginia with Jerry. LOL!! You continue to prove you’re too emotional and don’t know what you are talking about. UCLA could have even beat ASU with Jerry. Mazzone could have modified the game plan. Rosen threw 3 interceptions against BYU. Jerry could have done better. Don’t compare garbage time and 2nd team reps in practice. Wake up. You have no clue.

            Rosen didn’t carry the team against Cal either. Man you just don’t get it. There are different ways of managing an offense. Jerry is more of a sideline type passer and more ball control. The defense would have been on the field less…who knows what injuries would or would not have occurred. You just don’t get it.

            Either way still…UCLA doesn’t win a championship. Wake up.

          • 88 Straight

            UCLA would have lost to Virginia. Norte Dame almost did a week later. Jerry’s arm is very limited.

            2-10. It’s proven!

          • Laker Rod

            Lame. You think so highly of Rosen and think nobody else matters. Delusional for you to think UCLA would be so bad. Talk about being NEGATIVE. LOL!!!

          • 88 Straight

            It isn’t about Rosen. Rosen would be on the bench in your scenario, holding a clipboard. UCLA would have a losing recored. I think 2-10. Maybe 4-8. Jerry is similar to you as far as his limitations. Mentally, he is a great competitor. Unfortunately, he is not much of a passer, nor is he much of a runner. He will be a fine coach one day if he pursues it.

          • Laker Rod

            It isn’t about Rosen but yet in one scenario you pick UCLA to go 10-2 with Rosen but 2-10 with Jerry. LOL!!!! Want to get away? Wow. Pure comedy. I’ve shown your posts to a few buddies of mine. They just shake their heads and say sad. Sorry if the truth hurts.

          • 88 Straight

            Because Jerry is not a good QB. Jerry can’t throw and Jerry can’t run. But then again, you saw him on YouTube and said he had a stronger arm that Rosen and so did Woulard!! Quite the analyst.

            If you hang out with losers like you, it doesn’t surprise me. I’ll bet none of them ever played a sport either. Nobody gives up before the season starts. I am surprised you have that much time in fast food.

            I showed a former UCLA player your thoughts about giving up before the season started and as a competitor, he just laughed. Nobody but a non-athletic, internet nerd would come up with that one. Loser Rod.

          • Laker Rod

            Whatever Mr. Negative. LOL!! 8 game swing difference all because of Rosen. You must think all the other players simply don’t matter then. Wow. Pure comedy.

            Back with the personal attacks…proves you have lost again. Don’t be angry now. You should seek help for your anger issues. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            Just telling the truth to a blind man that can’t even say now, after 9 weeks that Rosen is better than Neuheisel. LOL. Even Jerry knows.

          • Laker Rod

            What ever Mr. 2-10 Negative. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            What’s your number, Mr. 2nd String lover?

          • Laker Rod

            So Jim Harbaugh is a 2nd string lover? LOL!!! I’ll trust Harbaugh over you. LOL!!

          • 88 Straight

            Still no answer. Won’t say how many games ucla wins with Jerry at QB. Just dodged the question as usual. Scared as usual. It’s proven once again.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!! What’s the matter? Can’t address the Jim Harbaugh issue? He played Pritchard over Luck. How many wins did Stanford have that year with Pritchard. I’ll trust Harbaugh long term over Mora and yourself.

          • Laker Rod

            Still no answer. So Harbaugh is a 2nd string lover? LOL!! I’ll trust him over Mora and yourself.

          • 88 Straight

            Prince. Brehaut. Woulard. Neuheisel. You don’t see a pattern?

          • Laker Rod

            Pritchard vs Luck? Yeah…I see a pattern. You don’t get it.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!! 2-10 Mr. Negative. Wow.

          • 88 Straight

            Most of us understand the value of redshirting the majority of freshmen. We just don’t agree with your choice of redshirting Rosen in favor of Neuheisel. It is an illogical position to everyone but you.

  • j metaphor

    Welcome Theo !!!
    Great to hear you are enrolling in January.

  • 88 Straight

    You just mocked Andrews yesterday and now you praise him. You are a complete piece of…,,,,work. Stephen Johnson will also be in the mix.

    • Laker Rod

      I didn’t mock Andrews. You boasted or claim Andrews and Stephon Johnson were going to take over and beat Utah. LOL!!! Andrew has not taken over a game in his life up to this point. It’s a bit much to be asking this of him..isn’t it? This isn’t mocking. You’re so way off base.

      And I’m praising Andrews for next year. I already said even before the season started that Andrews and Kenny Walker were in the mix and should be rising stars. Dummies like yourself wanted to go with the new guy which was Jordan Lasley. All the reporters were interviewing this guy also. Had Broadus stayed on the team…he would have been getting all the hype prior to the season. Wake up.

      You guys never learn.

      • 88 Straight

        Another lie. Learn how to read. I laid out a plan to use against Utah that included them stretching the field horizontally.

        • Laker Rod

          Wrong. What I told you is the truth and you know it. You’re proven wrong yet again.

          Lame…stretch the field against Utah? So you’re trying to claim now Andrews and Johnson will win games for UCLA without even catching the ball? LOL!!!!! Wow…you have lost it. LOL!!! Pure comedy. SMH

          • 88 Straight

            I said stretch the field “horizontally”. Make them play the full width of the field so they can’t just pack it in. I put my game plan together. Did I say I expect a win? You need to read more and comprehend more. UCLA has no shot if Utah can just stack the box and blitz Rosen at will without paying a price. If Mazzone calls the same game he did against ASU, game over.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! So UCLA is going to win by having these two stretch the field horizontally now? Ok. Whatever. How exactly will they stretch the field? You expect Rosen to throw horizontally? Do you not watch the games? Rosen does not even show the patience to do this. He likes big yards. He goes for the big deep plays. It’s not necessarily a bad thing…it sure makes things a bit more exciting but it’s usually feast or famine…right?

            Just think if Rosen could run some and we had confidence he could take a hit this year. Is Perkins more effective this year or last year? To me…he’s a much better back this year physically but he is being less effective and he is way more inconsistent with his runs because he has the disadvantage now of not having Hundley this year. With Perkins it’s either a 2 yard gain or 70 yard TD run.

            But forget it…..you don’t understand any of this because you don’t have patience. The same goes with Jim Mora. No patience. He wants it all now but yet keeps falling short. 4 years now and we will not have a conference championship.

            I repeat…Josh Rosen better not get hurt this year…you will never hear the end of it. You better say your prayers. None of them are being answered though.

            I repeat…every time Rosen gets hit..I hold my breath. He comes up limping or groggy. Are you in denial over this also?

          • 88 Straight

            Anybody can get hurt. How many true freshman for UCLA were injured this year? How many are upperclassmen? You keep going with that straw argument that has no facts to back it up.

            You are right about hoping Rosen doesn’t get hurt though, because I don’t trust his backup. I think he was the guy you wanted to start?

          • Laker Rod

            Lame as usual. What’s the ratio of true frosh heavily playing vs upper classmen heavily playing. Who has a way higher injury rate. Wake up. Shows again you know NOTHING. You have just embarrassed yourself yet again. Want to get away?

          • 88 Straight

            The one trick pony of football thought. That’s all you got. Redshirt Rod. Plus the lies and reading problems.

          • Laker Rod

            You just got exposed again. You simply took how many number of true frosh that have been hurt vs that of upper classmen.

            There are alot more upper classmen playing vs true freshmen but you left out an important piece of what I pointed out to you also…the upper classmen are playing more heavy minutes also which you cannot dispute. Wake up.

            Halilo seemed like he played about 1 quarter at most before getting hurt. Josh Woods played like 12 total snaps? It was under 20.

            There are two examples for you. Both Kenny Walker and Darren Andrews got hurt their true frosh years and hardly played also. Ish Adams got hurt his true frosh year as a reserve and didn’t play much and he ended up redshirting.

            I’ve just named 5 examples for you. Now…why don’t YOU come up with 5 upper classmen examples who played limited minutes as reserves and got hurt. We all know you are not going to be able to do it. Exposed yet again. Want to get away?

            Oh…make that 6. Najee Toran played as a true frosh in the first game of 2014 and he was horrible and did not play since. Coaches must have made some medical excuse as he got his redshirt year back. So was he injured or not? In addition…Toran isn’t seeing any action this year. He was so good to start as a true frosh but yet can’t see the field as a true sophomore? Where have I’ve seen this stupid pattern over and over. Oh yeah…at UCLA.

          • 88 Straight

            You clearly can’t read and I won’t repeat myself. Focus on the sentence with the word percentage in it. Wow!

          • Laker Rod

            Lame. Just in denial. What’s the matter…can’t name the upper classmen? LOL!!! You challenged to provide you with numbers. I do it and you have no response. LOL!!! 88 Straight has been DESTROYED yet again.

          • 88 Straight

            No. I asked you for percentages. Actual proof. A study. You aren’t educated enough to understand.

          • Laker Rod

            I’ve given you examples of true frosh who got hurt by playing very little. You can’t even admit what you are presented with. Listen to yourself. Truly sad.

            What’s the matter? No upper classmen examples?

          • 88 Straight

            You don’t know what constitutes proof. Shows your lack of education.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! You can’t come up with any examples. You got DESTROYED yet again. Too easy.

          • 88 Straight

            You don’t understand how it works. YOU made the claim. You need to supply the proof. You haven’t. Another fail.

          • Laker Rod

            I did provide you the evidence dummy. Halalilo got hurt when he barely even played what seemed like 10 snaps. Same with Josh Smith. I even gave you past examples of Kenny Walker and Darren Andrews. I gave you 6 examples of true freshmen who all got hurt in limited action. You can’t come up with one!

            You’re so dumb in your argument all you originally did was compare the number of true frosh hurt vs that of upper classmen. There are WAY MORE upper classmen playing you moron.

            In addition..those upper classmen play WAY MORE minutes you idiot. It’s amazing how truly DUMB you are. Look in the mirror dude…you know you don’t even factor or consider these things. Shows what a simple minded idiot you are. I can totally see you saying..oh…that’s a good point he brings up. Wake up. You’re so easy to beat.

          • 88 Straight

            That is called anecdotal evidence and proves nothing. You are apparently to ignorant to know what an actual statistical analysis is. Did you ever go to college? Have you ever seen actual statistics on the subject?

            What is the percentage of freshman nationally that experience season ending injuries? Sophomores? Juniors? Seniors? And that has to be done over at least 5 years. Compare the numbers. Unless you have those numbers, you have nothing. No proof.

            So keep looking for individual examples. It only proves your stupidity. You really want to find the morons, idiots and dummies? Take a selfie.

          • Laker Rod

            Just stick to UCLA dummy. You can’t even provide any upper classmen examples on your own. Shows what an idiot you are related to college football.

          • 88 Straight

            You keep telling yourself that.

          • Laker Rod

            Still no upper classmen examples for UCLA? LOL!! You got slaughtered as usual.

  • Leadout1

    Ah oh…place is turning into BruinNation.

  • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

    Jethro! Time to buy another red shirt!

    • Laker Rod

      Responding to my post from 11 days ago? Stalker

      • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

        I don’t often have a chance to frequent either Inside nowadays.

        How funny. Were you Lawyer John before?

        • Laker Rod

          Still…11 days? What makes you so interested in me going back 11 days? LOL!

          • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

            I’m pretty sure it was that long between visits to Inside UCLA.

            So, Lawyer John?

          • Laker Rod

            Better question for you. Why go back to something so old since your last visit. πŸ™‚

          • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

            So, it is Lawyer John! πŸ˜‰

            I think it’s funny.

            So, you don’t really believe all that Harbaugh stuff you posted; you were just trolling, right?

            πŸ™‚

          • Laker Rod

            I asked you a question. Unable to answer? Why go back to something so old? I feel like I’m being stalked Santiago but hey whatever.

            And what Harbaugh stuff. You mean how he redshirted guys at Stanford to build the program? It’s all true. I can’t imagine he’s doing the same at Michigan to the extent he did at Stanford…but it makes sense.