5 Things We Learned From UCLA Football Fall Camp

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November 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Nate Starks (23) runs the ball against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Running Game Is Big

Personally, I love what the UCLA Football run game will look like. To start, Paul Perkins and Nate Starks, who will clearly be the #1 and #2 backs (respectively) are picking up where they left off in 2014. At the start of camp, both looked like they were going into camp willing and determined to elevate the offense with the absence of QB Brett Hundley.

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Yes, there is a QB competition, and that will take time to develop, but right now the Bruins do not have to worry about the running game.

We would have been happy with Perkins and Starks continuing with what they do best as the two premier backs, but we were very surprised to see that they will have help in the backfield in the form of two explosive freshmen.

Learn the names (and spellings) of Soso Jamabo and Bolu Olorunfunmi because they will be called upon often in the next three to four years.

We knew Jamabo was going to be a talented player and proved that in camp, but we were shocked at how good he actually was. He is a tall back with shifty moves, which is advantageous to him because he can play (and UCLA can use him at) RB, H-back and possibly even WR.

Olorunfunmi was an added surprise as he came out of nowhere and impressed everybody from Day 1 of camp. During their Friday scrimmage, Olorunfunmi had several impressive runs that broke through the line, pulled off multiple 10+ yard rushes and consistently needed to be brought down by more than one defender.

The run game will be fine. This year and for the next few seasons.

Next: The QB Competition