With spring practice starting sooner than in previous years, UCLA football fans will be able to see what the team will look like starting March 6. Go Joe Bruin helps with that as we preview the position groups heading into spring, starting with the quarterbacks.
Last week, the new boss announced that spring practice will begin on March 6, about a month earlier than UCLA has started in the last few years. That is good news for all of us impatient UCLA football fans that want to see what a Kelly-run Bruin team looks like.
With that in mind, Go Joe Bruin will preview each position group heading into spring practice. We look at the current roster and how the players fit into what we project Kelly will do with them. We start with the quarterback position.
UCLA Football Spring Practice Quarterback Preview
The Bruins are going to have one hell of a QB competition that should extend from the start of spring, to the end of fall camp. Because there is no clear cut no. 1 QB.
Another thing to take note of is the fact that UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class gem, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, will not enroll early, so we all have to wait until fall to see how he fits into Kelly’s offense.
What we will see is a battle between three players, who quite honestly, could all see time on the playing field next season, regardless if they start or not. Remember when Kelly’s Oregon teams would get 70 points by the fourth quarter and pull the starting QB (if not sooner?), that is one big reason why I predict plenty of playing time for a few of these QBs. Not necessarily because I think UCLA is going to have that kind of offensive output, but because Kelly is going to need all his QBs up to speed in case anything happens (and yes, that includes injuries, knock on wood).