Jerry Neuheisel is the only quarterback on UCLA’s roster with any significant game experience. That hasn’t been enough to make him a favorite in the offseason race to become the Bruins’ next starter.
After backing up Brett Hundley last season, Neuheisel returns in the midst of the program’s first quarterback competition in three years. But even as a soon-to-be redshirt junior, the 22-year-old isn’t exactly a clear favorite. Most of the hype has been generated by five-star recruit Josh Rosen, who committed to the Bruins more than a year ago and enrolled in January to immerse himself in the playbook.
Also in the running is redshirt sophomore Asiantii Woulard, a former Elite 11 MVP — which leaves Neuheisel as an acceptable but unglamorous option. If that perception bothers him, he’s not letting the public know.
“I’ve got enough stresses going on besides worrying what the media thinks,” Neuheisel said. Continue reading