According to Bruce Feldman at CBS Sports, Coach Noel Mazzone indicated that the Bruins will start five freshmen on offense tonight:
Spoke w/ UCLA OC Noel Mazzone. Says they'll start 5 freshmen on O atRice tonite: "We'll have to get child labor laws changed in TX."— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) August 30, 2012
Two of those five will be involved in every play; Jake Brendel at C and Brett Hundley at QB. The other three spots aren't quite as easy to predict. Possibly Torian White and Simon Goines at the tackle spots? Possibly Kenny Walker or Steven Manfro at F? Devin Lucien at X or Z? We know it won't be Ian Taubler or Javon Williams, as they were unfortunately unable to make the trip due injury and clearinghouse issues.
Personally, I like the idea of playing whoever earns the position. If five freshmen earned the position, so be it. I sincerely hope that the staff isn't playing young as some sort of "building for the future" theme. This team needs to win this year.