6. Pass Rushing Progress
The run defense was atrocious in 2015, which included a less than effective pass rush. That could change in 2016 as the defense is basing their schemes in the 4-3 defense (4 linemen, 3 linebackers). With this scheme, the Bruins will have more bodies going at offenses at the line of scrimmage, and hopefully that also means more players going around offensive lines to attack the quarterback.
7. Rosen Record Breaker, Part Deux
Josh Rosen broke several long standing and freshman records in 2015. With all of his talent and wisdom, it is possible he continues that trend in 2016.
8. More Sacks Allowed
Last season UCLA had an incredible drop in sacks allowed. The Bruins only gave up 15 for the year as opposed to xx from the previous year. Hat was mostly due to having the most experienced line in the nation, but after losing three starters, UCLA’s sacks allowed could take several hits.
9. A Shape-Shifting Offense
UCLA football will play the spread offense as well as power football. Here at Go Joe Bruin we have coined the term “Amoeba offense”. UCLA well not completely convert over to a power-based offense, but instead use elements of the power and the spread to have the offense operate moving forward.
10. The Last Adidas Jersey
This is the last year that Adidas will be clothing the UCLA football team. The unfortunate part for the UCLA football team, is that it took the last season for Adidas to get the UCLA jerseys right. The shoulder stripes are correct, the pants are gold and there’s no fancy extras. It actually looks like a UCLA football jersey. With it being the last Adidas uni, there is a chance it could be a collector’s item.