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.”