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What’s Bruin: Questions for UCLA Football

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse.

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Josh Rosen will play for his third offensive coordinator in as many years.
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ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura has three questions for UCLA football looking ahead to the 2017 season.

Rosen played well at times, but the offense's limitations -- because of its lack of a running game -- made life hard on him. His season-ending shoulder injury means his sophomore year needs to graded as incomplete and Tuiasosopo moved to Cal shortly after it was announced Fisch would be the Bruins' quarterbacks coach in addition to the offensive coordinator. Common sense says it's tough to keep changing schemes year after year, but this is the hand he's been dealt.

Jon Wilner at the College Hotline makes some January picks for first- and second-team all-conference squads.

Wilner has only two Bruins on his first-team, two on his second; none of them are from Manhattan Beach with a last name that rhymes with "chosen."


Should Lonzo Ball change his shot? Matt Norlander at says don’t fix what ain’t broke.

The Bruins' losses have not come at the expense of their best player's eccentric style. We know he isn't changing it any time soon, and in a way, I hope he never does. If Ball can be at his best when he's most comfortable, that's the best outcome for him and whatever team opts to draft him. Changing him comes with a risk of fixing what might not have ever been broken in the first place.

More on Ball from ESPN’s C.L. Brown who talked to NBA scouts about a few Wooden Award candidates.

Scout's take: "Elite-level passer. He's got some athleticism. He has a funky-looking shot, but he can get it off. He still has to work on being able to get to a spot in the half-court situation. He's not going to break you down to get there. But in transition, where he has more open floor, his handle is more conducive to getting wherever he needs."

Men’s Volleyball

Back in Pauley Pavilion last night, the #2 UCLA men’s volleyball team defeated #11 UC Santa Barbara in straight sets to move their record to 7-1, 5-0 in MPSF play.

The match last night was the first in a home-and-away series with the Bruins traveling to the Gauchos home court for a rematch Friday night.