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Magic Speight Ball — Chip Kelly names Michigan transfer Wilton Speight as the Starting Quarterback for UCLA’s opening game

Experience trumps the dual threat options.  New UCLA Head Football Coach Chip Kelly has selected Senior Wilton Speight to start at Quarterback on Saturday against Cincinnati, over faster, more agile running QB options Devon Modster and Freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson.  Speight actually beat Cinci last year as a Wolverine, so maybe that’s a good omen, and possibly a factor in the decision.

Speight was at one time a hot-shot QB at Michigan, with a long winning streak under his belt before getting injured.  His comeback campaign was never as glorious as that early win streak, and ultimately paved the way for his trek West to Westwood.  If he can recapture those glory days, the Bruins will be in good hands, despite his less-mobile makeup, which seems to be an odd fit for the old Chip Kelly Oregon-style Offense.  But Kelly is no fool, and will obviously tailor the Offense to fit Speight’s skill set.

Speaking of skill sets, here is the final set, of 43 photos, of the mega-skilled UCLA Spirit Squad (all Cheer Squad) from last season.  Come back Sunday afternoon, for a look at this season’s edition of the greatest Cheerleaders in the World (Cheer Squad AND Dance Team, 2018-19 versions).

"THE ACE IS SPEIGHT" was published on August 30th, 2018 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, UCLA/usc/Cheerleader Photos.

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