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Josh Rosen | Quarterback

Team: UCLA Bruins
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200

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UCLA named freshman Josh Rosen the school's starting QB.
Those close to the program believed this would be the outcome all along. Rosen was widely considered a 5-star recruit by services and even the top high school player at his position. UCLA lost longtime starter Brett Hundley to the NFL and will move forward with another likely three year starter. That is, if Rosen plays up to expectations. The freshman was in a competition with Jerry Neuheisel. Aug 27 - 9:01 AM

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UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. went nuclear on freshman QB Josh Rosen after several mistakes during Wednesday's practice, saying "you can’t hit an open receiver down field with no defense."

Mora absolutely shredded Rosen during practice, yelling, among other things, "That’s why you have not been named the starter" and "Go back to [Bellflower St. John High] and beat some more [bad] teams." He also sarcastically referred to the freshman as "The Anointed One." This is all cringe-inducing, but we probably shouldn't read too much into it. Mora is a high-strung coach and these kinds of blowups sometimes happen in practice, even if this was a bit harsh. Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel are competing for the starting job. Needless to say, neither has been awarded the job as of yet.
Source: LA Times
Aug 19 - 9:19 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. said he is "no closer" to naming a starting QB, with freshman Seth Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel competing for the job.

"I'm waiting to see somebody win the job and nobody has won it yet," Mora concluded. All signs point to first year player Rosen winning the job, but UCLA fans will see a new starting quarterback for the first time in a long time. Neuheisel did enter games last season and helped UCLA pick up a win when Brett Hundley was injured.
Source: ESPN
Aug 19 - 10:52 AM

ESPN predicts freshman Josh Rosen will win UCLA's starting QB job.

"He’s special," coach Jim Mora said. "Well, he has the opportunity to be special." Rosen is competing with Jerry Neuheisel. "He’s clearly a prodigious young guy with a lot of talent but also a lot of personality," wrote ESPN's Travis Haney. "Some of that turned off other coaches in the recruiting process." Haney's report had one other interesting note: "A coach who recruited Rosen told me that there were concerns about the fact that he’s already suffered four concussions," he wrote.
Aug 16 - 9:10 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman believes freshman Josh Rosen is the most talented QB UCLA has had since Troy Aikman.

"Rosen has good size and a terrific arm, but it's his intelligence that will really enable him to overtake Jerry Neuheisel," Feldman writes. Rosen was a five-star recruit and should immediately fill the shoes left by Brett Hundley. Jim Mora's offense is not extremely complex, and we'll be interested to see if Rosen tests the deeper portions of the field.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 12 - 11:31 AM

UCLA head coach Jim Mora was not ready to name a starting quarterback at Pac-12 media days, but he said he doesn't anticipate using multiple quarterbacks.

"I’d rather use one. I think that is the most beneficial way to build your team and consistency is to use one," Mora said. "But we’ll see. My gut instinct is to name a guy and support the hell out of him. That’s what I’ve tried to do." With Brett Hundley off to the NFL and Asiantii Woulard having transferred, the QB race is down to Jerry Neuheisel, Mike Fafaul and freshman phenom Josh Rosen. Most fans want Rosen inserted as starter on Day 1, but Mora is not yet ready to do so. "He hasn’t taken a snap at this level. So I don’t want to put too many expectations," Mora said. "I’ll let others put expectations on them. I think if Josh reaches his potential every day at the end of his time at UCLA we’ll look back and say he was a success."
Aug 1 - 3:54 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen "feels like as sure of a thing as a true freshman quarterback can be," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Though the Bruins lost QB Brett Hundley, all 10 other starters on offense are back. "UCLA's offense is loaded with proven talent at every position but quarterback," Brown wrote. "While junior Jerry Neuheisel can still win the job, Rosen is the future and probably the present. A five-star recruit, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Rosen enrolled in January and participated in spring practice. He's a mature, poised and smart pro-style passer, and with a veteran roster around Rosen, UCLA can contend for the Pac-12 title." Rosen, the No. 1 QB recruit in the nation, threw for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns in high school.
Jul 9 - 6:00 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen "has transitioned to the next level about as well as an early enrolling freshman can at this point," notes ESPN's Travis Haney.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rosen, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the class, threw for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns at St. John Bosco High School. "His solid spring vaulted him into the QB1 conversation, if not the lead, and likely prompted this week’s transfer of Asiantii Woulard," Haney wrote. "Rosen will still have to hold off Jerry Neuheisel, who has some experience and is well-liked by his teammates, but everyone who encounters him believes Rosen has the physical and mental tools to seize the job by September and become a household name by October." The five-star QB is favored by many to win the starting gig this summer.
Jun 9 - 12:48 AM

NFL Media ranks UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen their No.1 impact freshman in college football.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rosen passed for 8473 yards, 90 touchdowns, with a QB rating of 122.0 coming out of St. John Bosco high School. The former five-star QB is seen as the front-runner to take over the QB position for UCLA. However, HC Jim Mora has mentioned that the competition for the position is still wide open.
May 22 - 2:02 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. told the OC Register the school's QB competition is still wide open.

Freshman QB Josh Rosen is the expected starter, but Mora placed the likes of Jerry Neuheisel, Asiantii Woulard and Mike Fafaul on equal footing. "We might go three games in and not know who our starter is," Mora said. We find that highly improbably. Neuheisel filled in for an injured Brett Hundley last year, however, he will have to hold off the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the class in Rosen.
Source: OC Register
May 14 - 8:39 AM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen will start for UCLA immediately, predicts ESPN's Ted Miller.

Rosen was the No. 1 QB and No. 16 overall recruit in the 2015 class. "In terms of measurables and looking the part, he has no peer on the UCLA roster," wrote Miller. "The only issue was how quickly he'd adjust to the speed of the Pac-12 game, how quickly he'd learn the UCLA offense and how well he'd mix with his teammates. He appears to have achieved at least a passing grade in all three areas, which makes it difficult to not acknowledge his talent, particularly on a team that could be a Pac-12 and national contender." To replace Brett Hundley, Rosen is in a three-way battle with Jerry Neuheisel and Asantii Woulard.
May 11 - 8:57 PM

Like Clemson's Deshaun Watson, UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen could begin the season on the bench and become a starter soon thereafter, believes ESPN's Travis Haney.

"If a true freshman quarterback is going to have an impact in the sport this fall, it’s most likely to be Rosen," Haney wrote. "Coaches who recruited him are still buzzing about him, jealous they lost out to the Bruins." Indeed, Rosen, the No. 1 QB and No. 16 overall recruit in the 2015 class, was courted by just about every program in the country. He is in a three-way battle with Jerry Neuheisel and Asantii Woulard to replace Brett Hundley.
May 6 - 9:58 PM

Josh Rosen, the No. 1 QB and No. 16 overall recruit in the 2015 class, verbally committed to UCLA on Thursday.

Rosen's recruitment began with a strong lean to Stanford, phased into a stage where he flirted with Cal, and then Michigan, and ended up in Los Angeles. "I put UCLA in front a few months ago, but the Michigan visit made me go in depth about why UCLA was the right place for me," Rosen said. "A lot went into the decision and it wasn't made just for football. I'm going to the university where I fit best in all aspects." Rosen is hoping Brett Hundley will leave for the NFL following next season, putting him in a position to compete for the starting gig as a true freshman. He'll graduate high school early and enroll at UCLA in the spring of 2015.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 11:57:00 PM