Michigan transfer Wilton Speight announced as UCLA’s starting QB

Wilton Speight

Wilton Speight jumped from Michigan to UCLA, going from Jim Harbaugh to Chip Kelly. Now settled into his new digs, he’ll be the starting quarterback for the Bruins in Week 1 against Cincinnati.

UCLA announced the move on Thursday, per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. This, of course, means that true freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson will have to bide his time and wait his turn while Kelly entrusts his offense to a more experienced hand.

In three years at Michigan, Speight completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 3,192 yards with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

A back injury caused him to miss time, and he was ultimately supplanted by John O’Korn and Brandon Peters last year at Michigan. If anyone can get Speight to perform at a high level it’s probably Kelly.

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