– UCLA broke away from the way its two-by-two quarterback rotation for the first time this spring, but it still didn’t technically eliminate anyone from the race. Instead, Jerry Neuheisel, Josh Rosen, Asiantii Woulard and Mike Fafaul each got a turn running the first-team offense in 11-on-11 scrimmages.
No one in the group really had a bad day, but again, Rosen stood out. His feel in the pocket has been excellent through spring, and he looks particularly impressive rolling out to his right and throwing downfield. On one such play, he connected with running back Roosevelt Davis about 30 yards down the sideline. He also made a great throw to Thomas Duarte, squeezing the ball through a tight window on a play in which the receiver didn’t really look open until he actually made the catch.
The timing of some of the plays counted for something too. Rosen was able to get the offense out of third-and-long on his first series, after the offensive line backed him up with back-to-back false starts. There was a healthy crowd out watching from parking lot 8 today, and broke into applause more than once.
Woulard was the runner-up in the competition today, putting in arguably his best showing as a Bruin. He had a long touchdown to Aaron Sharp, and seems to have also developed good chemistry with redshirt freshman Jordan Lasley. Continue reading
UCLA forward Wanaah Bail has decided to transfer out, a school spokesperson said Friday, ending a stint that saw him make only 24 appearances over two seasons.
Bail had been ruled academically ineligible after the fall quarter, and leaves having totaled just 159 career minutes. The sophomore’s final game was an eight-minute showing during UCLA’s 83-44 loss to Kentucky in Chicago on Dec. 20, one in which he grabbed three rebounds and missed his only shot.
He recorded double-digit minutes five times as a Bruin. The Bahamas native averaged 1.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11 games during the 2014-15 season.
UCLA also lost forward Kevon Looney on earlier this week. The freshman officially declared for the NBA draft on Monday, after averaging 11.6 points and leading the team with 9.2 rebounds per game.
NaJee Toran and Aaron Sharp are two Bruins trying out new positions this spring, but the trend isn’t new for UCLA football.