Video: Josh Rosen and Scott Quessenberry

Quarterback Josh Rosen talks about his rehab process, returning to the field after surgery and his motivations for this year.

Center Scott Quessenberry talks about working under new offensive line coach Hank Fraley, new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch‘s system and welcoming Rosen back. Continue reading “Video: Josh Rosen and Scott Quessenberry” »

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Josh Rosen’s Heisman odds

UCLA's Josh Rosen fumbles the ball as Arizona State's JoJo Wicker, middle, and Salamo Fiso moves in to make a recovery during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

UCLA’s Josh Rosen fumbles the ball as Arizona State’s JoJo Wicker, middle, and Salamo Fiso moves in to make a recovery during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Despite coming off shoulder surgery, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is among Bovada’s leaders for the 2017 Heisman Trophy.

The Las Vegas oddsmaker set Rosen’s Heisman odds at 12/1, which is tied for eighth in the country with Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph and Alabama’s Jalen Hurts.

The UCLA quarterback will be working under his third offensive coordinator in as many years this season as Jedd Fisch took over the position earlier this month.

Rosen’s chances are the third-highest for a Pac-12 quarterback behind USC’s Sam Darnold (9/1) and Washington’s Jake Browning (10/1). Washington State’s Luke Falk also makes the list at 35/1.

Bovada's Heisman Odds as of Jan. 23, 2017

Bovada’s Heisman Odds as of Jan. 23, 2017

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Changing of the guard

Josh Rosen (behind) and Mike Fafaul warm up before a game against Arizona on Oct. 1. Fafaul has now taken over the starting quarterback position since Rosen's season-ending shoulder surgery. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Josh Rosen (behind) and Mike Fafaul warm up before a game against Arizona on Oct. 1. Fafaul has now taken over the starting quarterback position since Rosen’s season-ending shoulder surgery.
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Receivers coach Eric Yarber calls the connection between a receiver and his quarterback the “you-to-me factor.” The “you” of that equation used to be Josh Rosen. Now it’s Mike Fafaul.

The change at quarterback is far from the reason why UCLA went on its four-game losing streak, but it had coincided with a change in how receivers are being used in the offense.

Below is a breakdown of the number of catches by receivers/tight ends from passes thrown by either Rosen or Fafaul this season. It does not include receptions from running backs and it does not include the one pass Fafaul threw toward the end of the UNLV game (which was complete to walk-on receiver Brad Sochowski). Continue reading “Changing of the guard” »

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Josh Rosen says shoulder surgery ‘went 10-times better’ than imagined

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, one day after he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery, thanking head coach Jim Mora for a surprise visit and what looks like cheesecake.

Rosen wrote that Mora is a mentor for a “young immature kid like me to look up to.”

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Report: Josh Rosen likely out for season

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen limps off the field after an NCAA college football game against Arizona State Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State defeated UCLA 23-20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen limps off the field after an NCAA college football game against Arizona State Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State defeated UCLA 23-20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

UPDATED: JIM MORA DENIES NERVE DAMAGE, DOES NOT RULE JOSH ROSEN OUT FOR SEASON

Bruin Report Online reported Tuesday morning that quarterback Josh Rosen is likely out for the rest of the season with a severe shoulder sprain that resulted in some nerve damage.

Rosen missed two games after suffering the injury in the closing minutes against Arizona State. He has been limited in practice since, including some very labored throws last Saturday, and did not even appear present during the open period the previous two days. The Bruins (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12) have four games left during the regular season.

According to BRO, the injury is “potentially serious” with very little method to determine if or when Rosen will regain normal nerve activity. The recovery time for previous quarterbacks with the injury ranged from several weeks to multiple months with surgery.

Fifth-year senior Mike Fafaul will take the starting quarterback position for the remainder of the year if Rosen doesn’t return. Fafaul is 68 for 122 for 779 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.

*For those wondering, I don’t think Rosen would be granted a medical redshirt because those are usually reserved for players who suffered their season-ending injury within the first three games of the season (the first quarter of the year). Similar to how LB Josh Woods didn’t get a redshirt after only playing one game last year because it happened late in the year.

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