There’s a sidebar comingHERE about Mike Fafaul and his decision to stick it out in Westwood.
Here are videos from today’s practice of Josh Rosen, Fafaul, Devon Modster and Eldridge Massington:
Rosen talks about his training camp, this receivers and how he learned the playbook.
Fafaul talks about returning for his fifth year at UCLA, how the new offense has helped him and what he sees from the freshmen quarterbacks. You’ll unfortunately hear an extremely loud helicopter flying overhead in one part, thus drowning out Fafaul’s answer to a question about the receivers. Here’s what he said there: “I think they’re fantastic. They’ve had a great camp, all of them. To have Ishmael Adams on the offensive side of the ball is amazing. He had a terrific spring. Alex Van Dyke is really stepping up, Jordan Lasley, Eldridge Massington, they’re all playing phenomenal, I think.”
Devon Modster talks about learning the playbook, how the UCLA offense differs from what he’s run in the past and how Rosen helps him on the field.
Eldridge Massington talks about smoothing out the kinks in the offense, what each quarterback’s style is and how many people have asked him for tickets to UCLA’s season opener in his home state of Texas.
The first five games of Eldridge Massington’s career went about as well as he could have hoped. On nine catches, he totaled 233 yards and two touchdowns to start the 2014 season, including an 80-yard score to mark his first career trip into the end zone.
It certainly didn’t hurt that he roomed with quarterback Brett Hundley. That friendship blossomed into natural chemistry on the field, and helped the 6-foot-3 wideout finish fourth on the team with 367 receiving yards.
But Hundley went to the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick this past spring, and that’s left Massington in a bit of a rut. Through five games, he only caught five passes for 49 yards. Eight Bruins already have at least 50.
Asked about his connection with freshman quarterback Josh Rosen, Massington said: “It’s been cool. It’s not like me and Brett, but me and him are starting to establish a good relationship. It’ll never be like me and Brett, but he’s a great guy. I like him a lot.”