UCLA Football vs. Texas A&M: 3 questions heading into the season opener

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 01: Josh Rosen /
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PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 01: Josh Rosen /

Go Joe Bruin examines three questions regarding the UCLA Football team as they head into their season opener against Texas A&M.

This week the UCLA Football team kicks their season off against Texas A&M. Last year the Bruins lost in overtime at Kyle Field after the Bruins scored 15 fourth-quarter points to force extra time.

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The Bruins hope that Josh Rosen’s return from injury will give them the edge to beat the Aggies. But there are concerns and with that we ask three questions about the Bruins.

1. Will Josh Rosen return to form after his shoulder injury?

Josh Rosen will make his first appearance in a game this Sunday since being injured against Arizona State last year. Much (if not all) of the Bruins’ success hinges on a healthy Rosen and that begins on then weekend.

Last year when Rosen went out, backup Mike Fafaul was brought in. At times he was effective, but he was only able to win a single game (Oregon State).

The Bruins will like to avoid going to their second string QB this year. Although, seeing Devon Modster in action would be great, but only under the right circumstances.

With the hiring of Jedd Fisch, Rosen will be working with his third offensive coordinator in three years. The loss of redshirt senior offensive lineman Kenny Lacy will hurt Rosen too. These factors could lead to a slow start by Rosen.

While Texas A&M has an experienced secondary, including former Bruin Priest Willis, it’s a unit that gave up 256 yards in the air last year. If the Aggies’ passing defense is giving up chunks of yards in the air, it may be exactly what Rosen needs returning to the field.