An anonymous Pac-12 coach told Athlon Sports he thinks UCLA “is the team to beat in the South.”
Athlon Sports continued its series of conference previews based on anonymous coach comments with the Pac-12 on Wednesday. Judging from the quotes, Pac-12 coaches are pretty high on UCLA. One believes Josh Rosen is “the best (quarterback) in the country right now,” and that he’ll be “a big-time pro.” Another is impressed with UCLA’s defensive talent, especially after injuries hurt the team last year.
Other football links:
- A good read on Conor McDermott from ESPN about growing from a high-school basketball player to a college football offensive tackle. He talks about the conversations with head coach Jim Mora that helped convince him to come back and how Rosen reacted when he got the news.
- Speaking of McDermott, ESPN has him at No. 13 in its preseason top 25 Pac-12 players. ICYMI: Eddie Vanderdoes is at No. 17
- FOX Sports has UCLA at No. 14 in its preseason top 25.
- A short scouting report on UCLA commit DB Chris Wilson, who committed Tuesday.
- Athlon Sports has two Bruins in its top 10 Pac-12 Heisman contenders. Rosen checks in at No. 3 with running back Soso Jamabo sneaking in at No. 9.