UCLA Rumors & News

  • Bryan Addison of Gardena Serra commits to UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "Standout receiver-defensive back Bryan Addison of Gardena Serra announced Sunday night that he has committed to UCLA. Addison started the season considered one of the top safeties in Southern California, but by season’s end, his skills as a receiver had colleges changing focus. The 6-foot-5,..." December 11

  • Chip Kelly adding former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads to UCLA staff

    CBS Sports "UCLA coach Chip Kelly is reportedly rounding out his defensive staff with another strong hire, targeting former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads as the Bruins' defensive backs coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman. The 50-year old Iowa native was an assistant at Iowa State..." December 10

  • Josh Rosen rips ‘false news’ report about him already deciding to go pro

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Rosen has yet to decide whether he will go pro or return for his senior year at UCLA, and he doesn’t appreciate any reports to the contrary. A report circulated from WalterFootball on Thursday that the star QB had decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL..." December 07

  • Josh Rosen Should Sit Out the UCLA Bowl Game, and Chip Kelly Should Want Him To Move On

    The Big Lead "Josh Rosen is going to be one of the first quarterbacks taken in the 2018 draft, if not the first. Last night, in what was almost certainly his final home game, he was knocked out of the game due to an injury at halftime. The nature of the injury wasn’t revealed during the broadcast–he did get..." November 25

  • UCLA hires Chip Kelly

    Pro Football Talk "After failing twice in the NFL, Chip Kelly is giving college football a second chance. Kelly, the former Eagles and 49ers head coach, has been hired as the new coach at UCLA. Kelly replaces another two-time NFL failure, Jim Mora, who was fired this week. By taking the UCLA job, Kelly returns..." November 25

  • Josh Rosen replaced at quarterback after taking hard hit

    Yardbarker "Josh Rosen did not come out to play quarterback for UCLA after halftime of the team’s game against Cal on Friday night. The UCLA junior quarterback was sacked just before halftime, which could have led to an injury. He was trying to escape pressure on first and 10 near midfield when he was..." November 25

  • Free-agent coach Chip Kelly should decide on Florida or UCLA by Sunday

    CBS Sports "An announcement on Chip Kelly's hiring is expected to come as soon as Sunday, sources have told CBS Sports. ESPN reported earlier Wednesday that Florida and UCLA are the front-runners for Kelly's services. USA Today added that Arizona State could be in the mix if it opens. One source..." November 23

  • Chip Kelly considers offers from Florida, UCLA; turns down Tennessee

    USA Today "The hottest available coaching candidate could pick from one of several schools. At least Florida, Tennessee and UCLA have made overtures or offers to Chip Kelly, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The offers were in the range of $6 million per year, the person said. The..." November 22

  • UCLA meets with Chip Kelly as potential replacement for Jim Mora

    Los Angeles Times "contingent of UCLA athletics officials met with Chip Kelly on Tuesday as part of the search to replace football coach Jim Mora, a person with knowledge of the situation said on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private. Kelly would represent the kind of big-name hire the..." November 22

  • UCLA's Rosen: 'We all are forever indebted' to Mora

    ESPN "If there's one thing UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has been able to count on in his three season with the Bruins, it's that he would have Jim Mora in his corner. Two days after Mora was fired as the Bruins head coach, Rosen made it clear just how much the relationship meant to him. "Pretty..." November 21

  • UCLA fires coach Jim Mora in sixth season with the Bruins

    CBS Sports "UCLA announced Sunday that coach Jim Mora has been fired after compiling a 46-30 record in six seasons with the Bruins. "Making a coaching change is never easy, but it's an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University," said athletic director Dan..." November 19

  • Chip Kelly mentioned as potential next UCLA head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "UCLA made a surprising announcement on Sunday that Jim Mora has been fired as the school’s head football coach. With the team one win away from bowl eligibility and coming off a close defeat to rival USC, it seemed like an odd time to fire the head coach. So why is UCLA making the move? They..." November 19

  • Josh Rosen Reportedly Clears Concussion Protocol, Will Play vs. ASU

    Bleacher Report "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has reportedly cleared concussion protocol and is in line to start the Bruins' home game Saturday night against Arizona State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times provided the status update Friday. Rosen originally..." November 10

  • Josh Rosen says he won’t sit out bowl game if UCLA qualifies for one

    College Football Talk "At least for now, one high-profile player won’t be McCaffreying a bowl game. Or Fournetting it for that matter. Last season, running backs Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey, both at the time considered likely high first-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft, raised eyebrows and made..." November 10

  • Josh Rosen: ESPN questioning my toughness was ‘frustrating’

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Rosen is on track to play for UCLA this Saturday against Arizona State but first must be completely cleared from concussion protocol. The game would be his first since suffering a concussion against Washington two weeks ago that led to questions about his toughness, which the junior..." November 08

  • Josh Rosen expected to play for UCLA this week

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Rosen has been sidelined by a concussion since the third quarter of UCLA’s loss to Washington on October 28, but returned to the practice field on Tuesday and is expected to start for the Bruins on Saturday against Arizona State. “It was good to have him back,” Bruins center Scott..." November 08

  • Josh Rosen could play for UCLA on Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Rosen could return from his concussion for UCLA on Saturday against Arizona State, head coach Jim Mora said Monday. Rosen left the team’s game a little over a week ago against Washington in the second half with what ESPN said was a finger injury. Mora did not share details about Rosen’s..." November 06

  • Josh Rosen Doesn't Travel with Team, Won't Play vs. Utah Due to Concussion

    Bleacher Report "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen won't play in Friday night's road game against Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City due to a concussion. Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times provided the update, noting the star QB didn't make the trip with the Bruins. Devon Modster, who went seven of 12 for..." November 03

  • Josh Rosen's hand injury not considered serious

    College Football Talk "Needing two wins just to become bowl-eligible in the final month of the season, UCLA needs to be as close to full strength as they can in order to reach the postseason. Having quarterback Josh Rosen leave Saturday’s game at Washington with a hand injury was a reason to start thinking about hitting..." October 29

  • UCLA QB Josh Rosen leaves game vs. Washington with undisclosed injury

    CBS Sports "Josh Rosen has been a do-everything quarterback for UCLA during his career. Unfortunately for him, he won't be able to do a thing in the Bruins' game against Washington. The junior exited the game against the Huskies in the second half with an undisclosed injury. ESPN's cameras showed Rosen on..." October 28

  • UCLA alum may buy naming rights to Rose Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "For the first time since the stadium opened in 1922, the Rose Bowl could soon have a name other than just the Rose Bowl. Richard “Tod” Spieker, a Silicon Valley real estate investor and UCLA alum, is planning to donate $10 million of his own money and help raise $40 million in total for stadium..." September 19

  • Jim Mora: I’m never going to stifle Josh Rosen’s opinions

    Pro Football Talk "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen recently found himself in some hot water when expressing opinions about the intersection of academics and athletics on college campuses, but his coach is OK with it. Jim Mora said on PFT Live that Rosen, a likely future first-round draft pick, is entitled to say what..." August 17

  • Jim Mora on Josh Rosen: 'I Don't Think He's Going to Leave' UCLA

    Bleacher Report "UCLA head football coach Jim Mora said his "firm belief" is star quarterback Josh Rosen won't declare for the 2018 NFL draft following the Bruins' 2017 season. On Wednesday, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports passed along comments from Mora, who admitted his outlook is subject to change during or..." August 16

  • Jim Mora on Josh Rosen's comments: Have to deal with the consequences

    ESPN "Despite his absence from the field since early October, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has proved he's still one of the most polarizing players in college football. His comments regarding the complex relationship players have with academics proved it again Tuesday. UCLA coach Jim Mora addressed..." August 09

  • Josh Rosen Q&A: UCLA QB on Injuries, NCAA and Post-NFL Goal to 'Own the World'

    Bleacher Report "He hasn't even played 20 career games, and already the football world has been high as the sky and low as the ground on who he is—and, more importantly, who he can be. Josh Rosen, UCLA's strong-armed, free-spirited quarterback, is the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Or he's the next..." August 08

  • 4-star CB Olaijah Griffin, son of rapper Warren G, commits to UCLA

    USA Today High School Sports "The Southern California football recruiting circuit was set off on Sunday night with the commitment of star Mater Dei quarterback J.T. Daniels to USC. While Daniels may have stolen the headlines, one of the defenders who could give him headaches in the season ahead also made his decision … and..." July 31

  • Jim Mora happy Josh Rosen is keeping lower profile

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Mora has been happy with what he’s sign from quarterback Josh Rosen this offseason — and also with what he hasn’t seen. Some believe Rosen presents character concerns especially after he was involved in some off-field issues. That led Mora to caution his quarterback against becoming a..." July 27