If Luke Rubenzer really does wind up playing defense next fall — or anywhere other than quarterback — the Bears are in the market for a backup to Jared Goff.
Coach Sonny Dykes liked what he saw Monday from redshirt freshman Chase Forrest and incoming mid-year freshman Ross Bowers.
“I was pleasantly surprised with both of them,” he said after the Bears’ opening spring workout. “I thought Chase Forrest kind picked up where he left off from the fall. And I thought Ross showed a lot of composure for the first time out. I thought he was good. I was pleased with Ross, I really was.
“Good things out of both of them. Obviously, a lot of work to do. It’s really early and the first time either of them got extended reps. We’ll see how it plays out. But I thought for Day 1, it was pretty good.”