UCLA Rumors & News

  • BOOM! UCLA Gets Commit from 4* OL Andre James

    Bruins Nation "Say it with me…Line Wins Games! It also helps to have the best QB prospect in the country, along with a host of offensive weapons, and a fast and mean defense, but a successful team has to dominate in the trenches. U.C.L.A. got another great addition to its deep and talented unit when 4*..." July 12

  • San Leandro's Stephen Johnson commits to UCLA football

    San Jose Mercury News "San Leandro High football star Stephen Johnson orally committed to UCLA on Tuesday evening at The Opening, a premier summer showcase event for recruits in Beaverton, Oregon. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Johnson, rated as a three-star athlete by ESPN.com, announced his decision during a telecast of..." July 09

  • UCLA Bruins Land 4* RB T.J. Simmons

    Bruins Nation "BOOM! It's good to hear that sound! T.J. Simmons, one of the top running backs in the nation and a player who compares his game to Bruin great DeShaun Foster, gave a verbal commitment to Jim Mora and the Bruins today. Simmons is 6'0 and 195, and is a 4 star running back from Lakeland..." June 30

  • After brief sabbatical, LB returns to Bruins

    College Football Talk "A handful of months after leaving UCLA, Aaron Wallace is back with the Bruins. Citing a person close to the program, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier in the week that Wallace has been readmitted to school and is set to rejoin his football teammates. Academic issues prompted the..." June 26

  • UCLA LB Aaron Porter to transfer to Washington State

    Orange County Register "Linebacker Aaron Porter, a former four-star linebacker who left UCLA in April, will transfer to Washington State. Porter never made a meaningful contribution in his two seasons at UCLA -- even after switching to fullback late last season." June 02

  • UCLA returns $425K, cancels $3 million agreement with Donald Sterling

    Sporting News "UCLA cancelled an agreement the school had with Donald Sterling in which he offered to donate $3 million paid out over the course of seven years, the university announced on Tuesday. Sterling, through his Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation, had already sent UCLA $425,000 in donation to..." April 29

  • Source: UCLA true sophomore Myles Jack secured a $5 million insurance policy

    Yahoo! Sports "UCLA two-way football star Myles Jack has obtained a large disability policy with a value in excess of $5 million that includes a "loss of value" rider, a source close to the situation told Yahoo Sports. That same source said Jack is the first known football player entering his true sophomore..." April 29

  • Jim Mora says get ready for more Myles Jack on offense in 2014

    College Football Talk "UCLA head coach Jim Mora says linebacker Myles Jack will continue to be used on offense this fall. “He’s gonna touch the ball on offense,” Mora said Monday. “Don’t know how many times, but he’ll touch it.” Jack became a bit of a household name for many college football fans last season more..." April 29

  • UCLA football recruiting: 4-star WR L.J. Reed commits to Bruins

    247 Sports "UCLA has snared a commitment from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks four-star receiver L.J. Reed. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder committed last night following the Spring game. "I picked UCLA because I know they are really good academically and I had a lot of fun at the Spring game," Reed said. "It..." April 27

  • UCLA faces quality QB depth concerns behind Hundley

    College Football Talk "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was sharp on the first offensive possession of the spring game Saturday, and that was apparently enough for the returning starter. After completing four of five attempts for 30 yards, Hundley’s spring came to a close as head coach Jim Mora chose to rest his starter..." April 27

  • UCLA DE Eddie Vanderdoes (foot) out for spring practice

    CBSSports.com "The first spring practice for UCLA came with a few personnel updates from head coach Jim Mora, including a foot injury for a potential starter and a dismissal for suspended offensive tackle Torian White. Eddie Vanderdoes, the Bruins' 6-4, 305-pound defensive lineman, was spotted on a scooter in..." April 01

  • UCLA’s Torian White ‘no longer with the program’

    College Football Talk "Nearly five months after his arrest on a rather serious alleged offense, Torian White is no longer on UCLA’s roster. Following practice Tuesday, head coach Jim Mora confirmed that the offensive lineman is “no longer with the program.” The coach declined to go into any details of what’s taking..." April 01

  • LSU announces home-and-homes with UCLA, Arizona State

    CBSSports.com "You know what my favorite thing about the College Football Playoff has been so far? The amount of awesome home-and-home series that have been announced since. Teams are scheduling to impress, not rack up wins. The latest example comes to us via LSU, as the Tigers announced a pair of future..." March 31

  • Five-star Rosen commits to UCLA

    Yahoo! Sports "Josh Rosen committed to UCLA on Thursday setting up storylines usually dreamed up by Hollywood screenwriters. If commitments stick, Rosen, the top-rated pro-style quarterback and No. 2 prospect by Rivals.com, will be playing for the Bruins at the same time Ricky Town, the No. 2 pro-style..." March 21

  • Texas A&M and UCLA announce home-and-home series

    CBSSports.com "Both Texas A&M and UCLA are programs that have been trending in the right direction in recent years, and now they'll be facing each other in the coming years. It was announced on Thursday that the Aggies and Bruins will play a home-and-home series against one another. “We are very pleased..." March 13

  • Mike Tuiasosopo hired as Bruins' linebacker coach

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Tuiasosopo has been hired as UCLA’s linebacker coach, completing the staff for Coach Jim Mora. Tuiasosopo was the defensive line coach at Colorado in 2011 and 2012. He had the same role at Arizona from 2004 to 2010. He has also coached at Utah, Nevada and Utah State. His expertise at..." February 20

  • Bruins coach may need confession for recruiting coups

    Los Angeles Times "Cheer, cheer from old Notre Dame? Not likely. A year ago, UCLA made off with defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes, who had originally signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame. This year, the Bruins landed defensive end Matt Dickerson, who had committed to Notre Dame last summer. The common link?..." February 11

  • Ex-49ers linebacker Ulbrich named UCLA defensive coordinator

    CSN Bay Area "Jeff Ulbrich, who spent 10 seasons with the 49ers as an inside linebacker and special-teams contributor, was promoted to UCLA’s defensive coordinator on Saturday. “Coach ‘Brick’ is a natural fit for this position, having run an NFL defense for years as a player while honing his abilities to get..." February 09

  • UCLA alumni can't help Bruins land blue-chip recruit

    Los Angeles Times "Scott Altenberg won't be winning any UCLA alumni awards any time soon. Altenberg, a UCLA graduate who is the football coach at Gardena Serra High, wins a lot of football games but can't seem to deliver to Bruins fans what they want — his star players in powder blue and gold. Altenberg's..." February 08

  • Jeff Ulbrich Named UCLA Defensive Coordinator

    UCLA "UCLA Assistant Head Coach Jeff Ulbrich has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator, it was announced by UCLA head football coach Jim Mora. Ulbrich, who served as special teams coordinator/linebackers coach on the Bruins staff the past two seasons, replaces Lou Spanos, now the linebackers coach for..." February 08

  • Miami lineman Malcolm Bunche headed to UCLA

    Miami Herald "Former Miami offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche will transfer to UCLA for his final year of college football, according to multiple reports. Rated a three-star prospect in the class of 2009, the Delaware native will be eligible to play immediately because he already earned his undergraduate..." January 20

  • UCLA DC Lou Spanos returns to NFL as Titans LB coach

    CBSSports.com "After two years under Jim Mora, UCLA has become one of the hottest up-and-coming programs in the country. But the Bruins nonetheless have a major staffing question to answer after defensive coordinator Lou Spanos was named the Tennessee Titans' linebackers coach Saturday. The Titans announced..." January 19