Josh Rosen takes teaching role at Steve Clarkson QB camp

UCLA Bruins’ quarterback Josh Rosen fires a pass during the second half against Stanford Cardinal at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on Saturday, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)

After two years of relentless scrutiny and underwhelming results, life is starting to slow down a little bit for Josh Rosen.

“Life’s pretty simple up to this point,” Rosen said on the phone while serving as a counselor at Steve Clarkson’s quarterback retreat this weekend.

The rising junior is one of several top college quarterbacks at the two-day camp in Coronado this weekend serving as counselors for prospects from third to 12th grade. He’s joined by Louisville’s Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, Michigan’s Wilton Speight and Georgia’s Jacob Eason, among others.

“Being here for the kids, they can have some guys to look up to and see where it could all work out,” Rosen said of his role at the camp. “As counselors, we’re just here to help them out but also to network with each other and make friends and put names to faces to make this quarterback fraternity tighter around the country.”

Rosen’s simpler life is a natural byproduct of being in his third year at UCLA, he said. He knows what to expect from each phase of the year. He’s ditched dorm life for an apartment and refined his diet (no more gluten).

With about two months left until training camp opens, Rosen is still organizing player-run practices with his teammate. They’ve had seven sessions so far and he sees everyone “buying in a little bit more.”

“As we go into camp, we don’t want to miss a beat,” Rosen said. “We don’t want to spin our tires for three days until we actually start moving. We want to get to our first day and be productive with our first step.”

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  • 88 Straight

    I think Rosen is going to surprise a lot of people this year.

    • Richard

      SURPRISE my a__.
      He’s clearly the best UCLA QB ever !!!

      It’s just a matter of whether we can take advantage of that.

      He should hope we do poorly and he falls in the Draft to mid 1st Round.

      THEN HE WOULD HAVE AN OL… at last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      There is nothing more to it !!

      Who was Montana anyway. Could he throw w Rosen??


      Montana had the horses.
      JR’s got zilch

      • 88 Straight

        My general point is that expectations regarding Rosen have been lowered somewhat based upon last year and the emergence of Sam Darnold. He has plenty of doubters and I believe that he will surprise those people.

        Also, he seems to have a QB coach that he respects and that he is working well with in Coach Fisch. The questions he needs to answer are leadership, decision making and accuracy. He needs some time in the pocket and receivers that catch the ball. I think he has grown up some.

        Also, I would not be totally surprised if he returns for his Senior year. He still has plenty to improve upon and has a good QB coach. Also, he is not in any dire financial circumstances and has a family that values education. I’m looking forward to a more mature and successful Rosen this year.

        • Richard

          They’re blocking my long response

  • Paul

    Line wins games

  • Ed Garrett

    John Rosen is best qb in Pac-12.

    • Paul

      Best passer to be sure. But QBs are graded on wins & losses.

  • Coach Thom

    Coach Jedd has established a great working relationship with Josh. I’m sure Coach Hank will educate the OL to perform above our expectations. There’s synergy developing within the coaching staff that’s been absent for far too long. Stay healthy, Bruins, and beat the shyte out of $UC in November.