Quarterback Brett Hundley has seen a dramatic shift in UCLA football since he joined the program in 2011.
“From where we were two years ago with nobody expecting too much of us, to where we are now, it’s a big jump.” Hundley said.
“It’s been a fun ride,” he added.
The change was evident at media days. The preseason Heisman contender attracted one of the event’s largest crowd of reporters, as many wondered how the quarterback and his team are dealing with newfound attention.
UCLA is the media’s pick to win the Pac-12 South, and the Bruins will be featured in Pac-12 Networks’ documentary series The Drive.
Hundley embraces the spotlight, but said he isn’t allowing it to impact the team’s goals.
Likewise, he said he is imparting the same mindset to teammates, including Myles Jack. Like Hundley, Jack is generating some preseason Heisman chatter, as Adam Kramer examined in his Bleacher Report profile.
Hundley said as a veteran, he takes it upon himself to mentor Jack from his past experiences.
“I always try to help Myles out. It’s easier for me sometimes...but Myles has done a great job adapting to all his success,” Hundley said.