Is it just me or has it seemed like the UCLA Bruins have developed a football pipeline from the University of Michigan?
First, Jedd Fisch came over last year as Jim Mora’s offensive coordinator. Then, Jimmie Dougherty followed soon thereafter after a brief stay at the University of Oregon.
Well, it looks like it’s a shame that Fisch won’t be coaching at UCLA this coming season as it would have meant that former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight would have been able to reunite with Fisch.
Speight had been spotted at a couple of recent UCLA practices, but he officially announced his decision to transfer to UCLA in an Instagram post this evening.
Under Fisch’s tutelage, Speight threw for more than 2,500 yards and 18 touchdowns at Michigan in 2016. Last season, Speight suffered a cracked vertebrae that ended his season after just four games. According to an article on CBSSports.com, ESPN’s Chris Fowler had reported that Speight had “three broken vertebrae.”
As a graduate transfer, Speight has one season of eligibility for sure, but it’s also possible that he could petition the NCAA for a fifth season due to his injury last season if he decides he wants to play another year at UCLA, but that’s not known at this time.
It’s also not known if Speight will be able to participate in any of UCLA’s four remaining Spring Practice sessions or if he will need to wait until Fall Camp.
Welcome to Westwood, Wilton!