Late April seems like an awfully early time to be naming the team’s starting quarterback for the up-coming season, which is still months away. But with CFB becoming a 365-day-a-year market, and with spring football weekend in full swing, it only seems natural that schools get a head start on shaping their rosters for the fall.
Per LA-based journalist Dan Greenspan, UCLA coach Jim Mora won’t be naming his starting qb until opening kickoff in September.
The statement is congurent with one made earlier in the week that a starter won’t be named until the Bruins home opener against Virginia.
It could be, as CollegeFootballTalk points out, that Mora is simply trying to rev up the competition between the four QB hopefuls who are looking to replace Brett Hundley at the helm of UCLA’s offense.
It could also be that all four need a bit more practice time before taking on the role.
Either way, Mora doesn’t appear to be waivering on his decision to wait to tap a new Bruins starter until fans are lining up outside the Rose Bowl in September.
UCLA went 10-3 last season, with a 6-3 record in conference play.
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