UCLA Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015
5. Will Paul Perkins evolce into a Paramount Player?
Perkins led the conference in rushing yards, and is slated to be one of the better running backs in the nation this season. He is quick and has keen vision, and the Bruins will need to utilize him more to carry the offense.
4. Is Myles Jack the team's best player?
Myles Jack has had two amazing seasons with the Bruins. He is a talented linebacker adept of making plays throughout the field, and still has the stamina to make crushing runs on the offensive side of the ball. This might be the year he makes the leap to being one of the top players in the country.
3. Who will replace Eric Kendricks?
UCLA will not only lose their top quarterback, but also their top defensive player, linebacker. The three-year starter and captain, Kendricks finished last season with 146 tackles. Sophomore Kenny Young was groomed to take his spot last season, making six start and tallying 35 tackles. Myles Jack and Deon Hollins may also take on larger leadership roles.
2. With Brett Hundley leaving for the NFL Draft, how and who will they choose as their new QB?
Hundley leaves the UCLA campus as one of the best quarterbacks in program history, and will be definitely missed. One option is Redshirt junior Jerry Neuheisel who became one to watch during the Bruins comeback win last Fall over Texas. But the locker room chatter has its bets on early admitted Josh Rosen, to be given the job. The top high school quarterback in the '15 class, Rosen is a 6’4”, 207-pounder whose nickname is “Chosen Rosen.” Fitting don't you think? Lets hope Mora chooses correctly.
1. What will Tom Bradley’s defense look like?
Its safe to say Bradley has the experience with 12 years of being the defensive coordinator at Penn State. He also spent last season as the associate head coach and defensive line coach at West Virginia. It will be intriguing to see which defense he employs. The Nittany Lions are built around a 4-3 base defense, though the Mountaineers employ a 3-3-5. All the while the Bruins relied on a base 3-4, as with other options. We'll have to watch close and see how the season develops.