Offseason Football Central

Jan. 16 -- We'll compile all offseason injury updates, transfer news, and personnel changes here...

We'll update this story as we get more information, particularly with respect to how injuries are progressing

Injury Updates

***Scott Quessenberry had surgery on Jan. 13 for what we've heard was labrum damage in both shoulders. Given that we had already heard that the intention might be to redshirt him next year, this would only reinforce that idea.
***Caleb Benenoch had surgery on Jan. 9 for a knee injury that's been ailing him since the end of spring practice. He actually could have shut it down in fall and had surgery then, but gutted through the season. He'll most likely be ready by summer workouts.

Personnel Departures

***Zach Whitley is no longer enrolled at UCLA. We had heard that he was dismissed as of early December due to an internal team issue, and he didn't participate in practice after about the midway point of November. He'll most likely transfer somewhere closer to home.
***Tyler Foreman has elected to transfer from UCLA, with the intention of finding more playing time elsewhere.
***Kevin McReynolds, Sam Tai, and Ben Wysocki were all listed as graduating seniors and could elect to use the graduate transfer option to find playing time elsewhere.

Position Switches

***Adarius Pickett will more than likely start spring at safety. He practiced at both running back and cornerback this year, but safety may be the long-term fit for him.
***Aaron Sharp, the freshman quarterback, is almost certainly going to move to wide receiver before too much time passes. He practiced as a receiver at times this year, and, while he still wants to give quarterback a shot, we've heard that he's becoming more and more open to the idea of playing receiver.

***Carl Hulick, the redshirt sophomore, has been moved from offensive line to defensive line.

2015 Recruits Coming In Early

***Both Zach Bateman and Josh Rosen have enrolled in school and will participate in spring practice. Bateman is expected to compete for the job at right tackle (especially in spring with Benenoch more than likely out) and Rosen is the favorite to replace Brett Hundley as the No. 1 quarterback.
***Josh Woods intends to come in early for spring practice, but that's not certain at this point.

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