How will Wilton Speight fit into Chip Kelly’s system? (cont.)
It has been speculated many times over about what kind of offense Chip Kelly will bring to Westwood. Will we see the break-neck tempo that he made famous at Oregon? Will it be similar to the NFL-tested offense that he ran with the Philadelphia Eagles? Will it evolve into something else?
So far this spring practice, we have seen a gradual progression with the offense. To start the spring, Kelly and his coaches have focused on fundamentals across the the board.
The offensive line is learning how to work in the new system, receivers are learning to move quicker, running backs are being taught fundamentals like simple ball handling and the quarterbacks (all of them) are working on how to bring all of this together. But it gets better.
This got kicked up a notch about a week ago when the offense showed elements of the triple-option (runs up the middle, QB keepers, runs/pitches to the side, passes in the flat, etc.). The offense looked very similar to what Navy ran last season (and coincidentally, UCLA has apparently hired Navy’s OL coach to an administrative role). So with the offense going full option, where does Speight fit in?