The UCLA football team is going to run quite a bit with Chip Kelly in charge. This spring we get to see what he can do with the current running backs on the roster as he prepares his players for the ground battle.
This is not only going to be a position to keep an eye on this spring, but for the next several seasons. UCLA football team is going to revolve around the run game and, finally, the Bruins will have some improvement on the ground.
Is Kelly going to turn UCLA into Oregon? Yes and no. He admitted on National Signing Day that he wanted “long and fast” players and he got them. It is safe to say that Kelly is going take the offense he made famous at Oregon, but evolve it at UCLA. For further reading on one way this could happen, check out the article, How Scott Frost Evolved Chip Kelly’s Offense at Central Florida. Now just image Kelly kicking it up a notch from that.
But what are the basics of the offense Kelly is going to implement with the run? Check out this video of Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Kelly breaking down Oregon’s offense.
The offense is going to be run by the QB, but the running backs are going to play a major role in the deception, execution and advancement of the offense down field.
The direction Kelly wants to take this team is pretty obvious and with the players he already has, along with those coming in, it should not take long to get everyone on the same page. The thing Kelly has to figure out is how to use the individual tools of each running back.