“If it was smooth on day one, then maybe we’re not putting enough in,” first-year UCLA football head coach Chip Kelly said before the sixth practice of fall camp. When asked what he thinks the team stands for right now, Kelly responded, “chaos.” With nearly 40 new faces since spring camp and a roster consisting of just over 71 percent underclassmen, the Bruins are in a time of adjustment.
Josh Rosen left for the NFL and is now playing quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals, leaving a gap in UCLA’s 2018 offense. 2017 returner Devon Modster, Michigan grad transfer Wilton Speight and dual-threat freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson highlight the starting quarterback battle as fall camp kicks off. Modster played in five games for the Bruins last season and compiled 671 yards with four touchdowns, including a 35-17 Cactus Bowl loss to Kansas State.