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Not posin’ — If you were dozin’ or maybe frozen, you may not know that Rosen got chosen… to be UCLA’s Starting Quarterback

The suspense is over… for those people who never saw practice this season.  For the rest of us, it was only a matter of time before True Freshman Josh Rosen was selected to be the Starter.  This is not at all a shot at Jerry Neuheisel, who is a capable and affable young man, who has a bright future, probably as a Coach or Broadcaster.  Jerry may very well get a chance to perform as UCLA’s Quarterback at times this season, as it is pretty rare for a Bruin QB to play every down without getting nicked up.  And even is Rosen proves impervious to injury, the Bruins will probably amass some big leads, allowing Neuheisel to garner some playing time.  Either way, after watching Jerry win the Texas game last year, and watching him develop further in practice this year, the Bruins will still have a formidable Offense with JN at the helm.  But to most observers, Rosen’s talent, potential, and upside are too grand to ignore or put on hold.

So it is finally official:  Jim Mora and staff agree with this assessment.  Mora says that he is not just thinking about winning game #1, he is thinking about winning game #12.  That means that he wants to get Rosen experience right from the get-go, so that he is immune to Freshman mistakes by the time the season’s stretch run arrives.

This is just my speculation, but, I have a feeling that not naming a starter for so long was simply a ploy to motivate Rosen, who was not truly separating himself with his play.  Competition usually brings out the best in kids that are truly driven like Rosen seems to be.  But the ultimate decision was probably more of a no-brainer, and the idea of starting anyone else was a non-starter.

Josh Rosen isn’t the only phenom on campus.  The UCLA Spirit Squad is full of them.  And as we await the new season, to take in the beauty and grace of all the newcomers to the squad, here are 19 more shots from last’s year’s glorious group.

"ROSEN GOES IN… AS THE STARTER" was published on August 26th, 2015 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, UCLA/usc/Cheerleader Photos, UCLA/usc/Sports Photos.

Comments on "ROSEN GOES IN… AS THE STARTER": 3 Comments

  1. UCLADal wrote,

    Lead us to The Promised Land Josh!

  2. JC wrote,

    Apparently Rosen handled being publicly humiliated by Mora last week pretty well.

    The stretch of @AU, vs. ASU & @ Stanford is just ridiculous. Going 2-1 would be impressive; going 3-0 would mean UCLA is NC-caliber.

  3. UCLADal wrote,

    @JC Josh wasn’t ”publicly humiliated” by CJM. He got called out during practice. CJM can’t/doesn’t worry about the media and fans being there. It’s the internet/twitter media that made it a bigger deal than it was.

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