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Spaulding Report: It Sounds Like UCLA Football QB Devon Modster Will Start Against Utah

After practice on Tuesday, Soso Jamabo spoke like it was a foregone conclusion that Modster would be tonight’s starting quarterback.

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After practice on Tuesday, UCLA defensive coordinator spoke about how he is continuing to see progress from his defenders. “Each practice we come out here with the attitude of getting better,” Bradley said. “They give us what they have and that’s what they can ask. It’s a great challenge and it’s fun, too, to watch them progress and see them get a little better every day.”

He also spoke about having a short week this week due to the fact that UCLA is playing on Friday this week.

Here is the full interview with Coach Bradley. All of the videos from Tuesday are courtesy of Thuc Nhi Nguyen of Inside SoCal.

Bruin offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch also spoke after practice. He indicated that Devon Modster had taken all of the reps in practice that night, but did not offer any update on the status of Josh Rosen.

Overall, Fisch seemed pleased with Modster’s performance against Washington. “He walked onto the field on Saturday and I asked ‘How are ya doing?’ and he said ‘I’m great!’,” Fisch said. “And, he had a nice smile and I said, ‘If you’re great, I’m great.’ and I gave him a screen to get him a completion.”

Meanwhile, Soso Jamabo said he was disappointing with the rushing performance against Washington. Soso seemed to indicate that Devon Modster would get the start tonight. “Devon’s got a really nice arm. We want to run the ball and be able to have his back,” Jamabo said. “It’s going to be tough on the road. It’s going to be a hostile environment for his first start. To be able to run the ball would give a lot of confidence to the rest of the offense and him as well. So, we want to get the run going and be able to protect and I think Devon ought to be able to make a lot of good plays out there on Friday.”

To me, that sounds like Josh Rosen is out for tonight’s game, but we’ll see what happens come game time.

Andre James is excited about having his dad at the game tonight. James indicated that his dad has been battling cancer. James also mentioned that he thinks he’s had a pretty good season, but he’s still working on getting better at everything.

Last but not least, Marcus Moore discussed how the team has been working on their fundamentals. He also spoke about what it was like to get his first college game experience a few weeks ago against Oregon.

UCLA faces Utah tonight at 6:30 pm PT.

Thanks again to Thuc Nhi Nguyen for all of today’s videos.

Go Bruins!