UCLA already has a very good ground game with Soso Jamabo, Nate Starks and Bolu Olorunfunmi and will be a lot stronger with fullbacks and tight ends in the mix. Additionaly, we could see more runs and read options from Rosen now that he has QB help.
Rosen is still getting used to his new flock of receivers after his top three left after last season, but with more attention given to the run, the “Amoeba Offense” could help the passing game flourish. UCLA has several young speedsters, so if they develop in the new offense, we could see an exciting passing game.
The only question with all of this is how the offensive line will hold up. They also lost three players from last season, but Conor McDermott, Scott Quessenberry, Kenny Lacy and Kolton Miller will help keep it all stable while the Bruins find their nitch.
Another reason why having an offense that can morph between a spread and power offense are the match ups it creates against specific teams. How great would it be for the Bruins to base their game against Stanford in the power (and hopefully be successful) and then the next week, attack Arizona’s weak pass defense with the spread?
Even better, the Bruins can make in-game adjustments with both elements if a certain style is working better against a certain opponent. The Bruins can go away from forcing plays that haunted them late in 2015 as defenses were able to figure out what former OC Noel Mazzone was doing way too often. That will change this year.
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