Going into fall camp, it was assumed that Josh Rosen was a virtual shoe-in for the starting quarterback spot at UCLA. He had a great spring, and looked like the best quarterback on the team by a wide margin.
Flash forward to fall camp, and the freshman phenom is looking more like a freshman in his first college camp. He's struggled a little bit more with his timing and decision-making, and that's allowed the competition to open up.
From what we hear from sources inside the program, it really is close to a 50/50 decision right now. Jerry Neuheisel provides a little more steadiness, but Rosen, when it finally clicks, has much more upside.
The next week could be critical in determining which player will lead the team on the field against Virginia when the Bruins open up the season on September 5th.