DTR is here to create your wildest Pac-12 dream scenarios quarterbacking UCLA
Much has been made about how good arch-rival USC is going to be this year, but there is a good chance the Pac-12 is closer to a four-team league than anyone would like to admit. We all know that Oregon and Utah are elite programs, even with Dan Lanning taking over for Mario Cristobal in Eugene. Don’t be shocked if Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the UCLA Bruins wreck your dreams.
It feels like DTR has been at UCLA forever, probably because he has. While his head coach Chip Kelly is not known for recruitment, his one-of-a-kind system does translate on the football field. It may have taken a minute for it to pick up steam in Los Angeles, but UCLA could be a dangerous team out on the West Coast. It would not be surprising if they got to the title bout in Las Vegas.
For UCLA to achieve all that it can this season, Thompson-Robinson has to play outstanding ball.
No nickname required: Anthony Richardson will make the No. 15 matter again
It remains to be seen how good the Florida Gators can be in Billy Napier’s first year in Gainesville. No, they are not going to contend with the likes of Kentucky and Tennessee to be second fiddle to Georgia in the SEC East race. However, Florida does have one of the more exciting quarterbacks in the conference in dual-threat playmaker Anthony Richardson. This may be a massive year for him.
Richardson split time with Emory Jones last season, who ended up transferring to Arizona State after last year. While Richardson is still a tad raw, he is absolutely electrifying on the field. If Napier can recruit and have Richardson playing up to his potential, this Florida rebuild in Gainesville could be short-lived. In the meantime, let’s see what Richardson can do starting for a full season at UF.
Florida may be a year away from being a year away, but Richardson is a must-watch under center.