[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UCLA will be one of the most intriguing teams to follow in college football, equally as important to fantasy owners immediately after Chip Kelly took the job. Specifically, Chip Kelly’s QB’s and RB’s at Oregon were fantasy gold.

We interviewed Mike Regaldo, a UCLA expert, to gain some insight into the Bruins’ expectations for 2018. He covers UCLA sports on  and also is the producer for . You should follow Mike on Twitter @TheBigDisco

Let’s get to it![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-question” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#c2933a” title=”What are your general expectations for the offense under Chip Kelly in year 1?”]

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-medium” wrap=”i” size=”20px”]  He is going to run, run, run and run some more. The run game is something UCLA has not been good at in the last few seasons but Kelly is going to make it happen or die trying. Speculation leads most analysts to assume that UCLA could be the second coming Oregon while others think it will similar to what he did with the Philadelphia Eagles. I think it will be both, play a little more. In spring he showed a lot of zone reads and RPOs, but there could be a third dimension to his offense .. the triple option. It probably won’t be smooth at first, but could be exciting by midseason.

[/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-question” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#c2933a” title=”With Devon Modster, Michigan transfer Wilton Speight, and star freshman Dorian Thompson-Robison, we’re very intrigued about the QB. How do you see the QB battle playing out this season?”]

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-medium” wrap=”i” size=”20px”] I started using the term “Quarterback Battle Royale” because it will be a competition between the three you mentioned as well as returners Matt Lynch and Austin Burton. Yes, that is five QBs, but that is a good thing, not only do all of them possess different qualities that will help them stand out in Chip Kelly’s system, but they will definitely have backup. Another one of UCLA’s problems with the old coaching regime is that they never had a proper backup QB. No matter who the starter is, there will also be four others that could jump in and take over. Hopefully. But if I was to be completely honest about who the starting QB is, I would have to say “I have no clue”.

[/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-question” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#c2933a” title=”Chip Kelly has produced very valuable fantasy RB’s in the past with a primary ball carrier. How do you see the workload being distributed this season?”]

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-medium” wrap=”i” size=”20px”] This is going to be just as interesting as the QB battle. One would expect seniors Bolu Olorunfunmi and Soso Jamabo to take the lead, but they have not performed up to expectations the last two seasons, but that mostly has to do with the fact that they had a different offensive coordinator in each of their first three years. Hopefully Kelly can elevate their game, but he also has other options. Walk-on transfer Joshua Kelley has been very impressive and could see sometime. Brandon Stephens is another option, but the RB Bruin fans are waiting for is freshman speedster Kazmeir Allen who broke the national high school record for touchdowns in a season last year (72). Once again, we will have to wait to see what Kelly wants to do.

[/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-question” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#c2933a” title=”UCLA has some really intriguing fantasy options for pass catchers like TE Caleb Wilson and WR Theo Howard. Who do you predict will end 2018 with the most production?”]

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-medium” wrap=”i” size=”20px”] This is hard because Wilson is a very reliable receiver. There is a reason a lot of analysts are calling him one of the best TEs in the nation. The interesting thing is, this is only after five games as he got hurt halfway through the 2018 season, so imagine what he can do in 12/13 games. Howard should be right up there with him as he has great hands, he is fast and should excel in Kelly’s offense.

[/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-question” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#c2933a” title=”Who are the young future-stars on the UCLA offense that keeper/dynasty fantasy owners should keep an eye on?”]

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-medium” wrap=”i” size=”20px”]  The aforementioned Kazmeir Allen, for sure. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, of course. Those you might not know, especially among the receivers, are Chase Cota, Bryan Addison and Kyle Phillips. The future looks good for UCLA!

[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSRJE93UhiU” title=”2018 UCLA Spring Game Highlights”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Latest posts by Brian McElfresh (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *