Chip Kelly took the stage at Pac-12 Media Day on Friday and addressed the Bruins’ upcoming quarterback competition during fall camp.

It’s been awhile since UCLA has had a preseason QB competition — Dorian Thompson-Robinson spent more than 4 years as UCLA’s quarterback, but the Bruins will be forced into a change at that position in 2023.

The leading contenders are redshirt junior Ethan Garbers and 5-star freshman Dante Moore. On Friday, Kelly was asked if Moore’s status as one of the top QB prospects in the country will impact the process.

Kelly insisted that UCLA’s QB competition will be won on the practice field during fall camp.

“Our job has never been to keep people happy,” Kelly said Friday, via the LA Times. “I think the way you keep your entire team happy is that you’re fair with everybody and then things are won on the field, not just because someone came in and they’ve got better accolades than somebody else.

“If you pick Player B over Player A and everybody in the locker room thinks it’s Player A, that’s never a good situation. So it has to be won on the field.”

Moore had offers from some of the top programs in the country, including Oregon and Notre Dame. He was the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings.

Garbers is entering his 3rd season with the Bruins after spending the previous 2 campaigns as the backup. He’s completed 64.8% of his passes and thrown 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions during his time with UCLA.

UCLA will open fall camp on Aug. 2.