It is official! Freshman Josh Rosen has been named the starting quarterback for UCLA Football for the 2015 season.
After several months of speculation, UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora has officially named freshman quarterback Josh Rosen the starter for the Bruins going into the first game of the season against the Virginia Cavaliers.
With three-year starter Brett Hundley foregoing his senior season, the Bruins needed a new quarterback to take over command of the offense. The competition was between Hundley’s back-up from last season, Jerry Neuheisel and the Bruin’s top recruit in 2015, the #1 high school quarterback in the nation last season, Josh Rosen.
In Spring Practice, Mora had thrown a curveball into the competition as he added Mike Fafaul into the mix. Former Bruin Asiantii Woulard was also part of the QB battle, but he decided to transfer from UCLA Football shortly after the spring.
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Per the Periscope of Edward Lewis of Rivals.com, when asked about telling Rosen, Mora said the freshman reacted casually and was quite excited and the first thing Rosen said was, “Can I go call my mom and dad?”
Mora continued with that thought and said, “It was easier than telling Mike and Jerry, especially Jerry.”
Though it was speculated that the Bruins could use two QBs, Mora had affirmed that he is all about having one quarterback play in his system.
With that, the UCLA Football team, specifically the offense, can move forward with their game planning as their season starts in just over a week against the Cavaliers at the Rose Bowl.