UCLA Rumors & News

  • NCAA violations lead to suspension of UCLA assistant Adrian Klemm

    College Football Talk "While details are scant at the moment, an assistant at a Pac-12 school has stepped into some NCAA hot water. In a statement released early Monday afternoon, UCLA announced that Adrian Klemm has been “placed on suspension with pay” after the school “was recently made aware of alleged NCAA rules..." March 16

  • Wolf Pack adds former UCLA lineman

    The Examiner "The Nevada Wolf Pack is hoping Kevin McReynolds finally realizes his four-star potential. McReynolds, who will graduate from UCLA this spring, was added to the Wolf Pack roster this week with one year of eligibility left. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound McReynolds never saw regular playing time at UCLA..." February 26

  • UCLA hires Tom Bradley as DC

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA coach Jim Mora has hired longtime Penn State assistant and West Virginia defensive line coach Tom Bradley as his new defensive coordinator, according to a source close to the team. Bradley is expected to be on campus Tuesday, though no timetable for a formal announcement has been set,..." February 24

  • Report: Tom Bradley 'close to being hired' as UCLA defensive coordinator

    Yahoo! Sports "Tom Bradley, the longtime Penn State defensive coordinator, could be headed to the west coast. According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Bradley, who spent the 2014 as an assistant at West Virginia, is “close to being hired” as the new defensive coordinator at UCLA. If the hire comes to fruition,..." February 19

  • 4-star Roquan Smith commits to Georgia in post-Signing Day announcement

    SB Nation ""As you could imagine it's been tough lately, but I am relieved to say that I am officially committed to The University Of Georgia 100%," the blue chipper wrote on Instagram. Four-star outside linebacker Roquan Smith, one of the top 50 players in the country according to the 247Sports Composite..." February 14

  • Report: Roquan Smith Will Announce His Commitment On Friday, Won’t Sign Letter Of Intent

    College Spun "On National Signing Day, linebacker Roquan Smith surprisingly chose UCLA over his home state school Georgia, as well as Michigan and Texas A&M. He never sent in his letter of intent, however, due to rumors that UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was linked to a job with the Atlanta Falcons...." February 12

  • Roquan Smith felt 'kind of' misled by UCLA

    CBSSports.com "It's been over a week since National Signing Day, but not every recruit has been officially signed. There's still the case of Roquan Smith, who held a press conference on signing day in which he chose UCLA, but has still not signed a letter of intent for any school, nor will he be. Before he..." February 12

  • Jim Mora Says He Had A “Normal In-Home Visit” With Snoop Dogg

    College Spun "It’s well-known that one of the four-stars UCLA head coach Jim Mora signed last Wednesday was wide receiver Cordell Broadus, the son of famous rapper Snoop Dogg. Given Snoop’s famous status and penchant for toking illegal plants, it is normal to wonder what an in-home visit would be like with the..." February 10

  • Roquan Smith won’t sign LOI with new school, per coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After almost getting burned on signing day, Roquan Smith has decided against signing a national letter of intent (NLI, or commonly called LOI) when he finalizes his college decision, according to his high school coach. Smith is the 4-star linebacker from Macon County who committed to UCLA over..." February 10

  • With UCLA now officially losing Ulbrich, what will Roquan Smith do?

    College Football Talk "UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich is now officially former UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich. After reports surfaced last week linking Ulbrich to a job in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, today UCLA made the move official by announcing Ulbrich has stepped down from his position on..." February 09

  • LB picks UCLA on TV but doesn't sign after FOX report about coach

    Fox Sports - College Football "Lost amid the delirium of watching teenagers put on a hat, flash receiving gloves or produce their own video to tell the world where they will attend college is the key component of National Signing Day -- the signing part. And on Wednesday, that little detail could leave a lot of people in Los..." February 05

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    Cordell Broadus is a #Bruin. Welcome to the family! #UCLASigningDay #SigningDay pic.twitter.com/keOMS5cW6N

  • Five-star TE Chris Clark picks UCLA over Michigan

    Michigan Live "While Michigan got a surprise earlier Wednesday when four-star running back Karan Higdon flipped from Iowa to Michigan, the Wolverines took a hit when Chris Clark went west. Clark, a five-star tight end from Avon, Connecticut (and a former Michigan commit), picked UCLA over Michigan during a..." February 04

  • MLB Roquan Smith Commits to the Bruins!

    Bruins Nation "Jim Mora's excellent class continues to grow with a commitment from the top MLB in the country. BOOM! The U.C.L.A. Bruins just got a commitment from the top middle linebacker in the nation. Roquan Smith, a 4* MLB from Macon County HS in Montezuma GA announced this morning on ESPNU that he's..." February 04

  • 5-star Soso Jamabo commits to UCLA over Texas on National Signing Day

    SB Nation "The five-star running back announced early Wednesday morning. Soso Jamabo, the second-ranked running back nationally, according to the 247 Sports Composite, announced on ESPNU that he's headed to UCLA and not Texas in 2015. A five-star and the 32nd-ranked player nationally, Jamabo has a 0.9854..." February 04

  • OL Josh Wariboko-Alali Commits to UCLA over Oklahoma and Ohio State

    Bruins Nation "The Bruins add more strength, size and talent to the offensive line. Four star offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali, out of Oklahoma city, committed today to the Bruins adding yet another quality O-lineman to the 2015 recruiting class: Josh stands 6-3 and weighs 314 pounds. Rivals ranks Josh..." February 04

  • UCLA DL Ellis McCarthy declares for NFL draft

    Orange County Register "With Brett Hundley's decision to declare for the draft a certainty months ago, UCLA looked as though it would get through the NFL draft's early entry window otherwise unscathed. That was before Tuesday night, though, when junior defensive lineman Ellis McCarthy announced on Twitter that he..." January 14

  • UCLA coach Jim Mora says QB Brett Hundley going pro

    CBSSports.com "UCLA head coach Jim Mora confirmed Thursday that redshirt junior quarterback Brett Hundley is headed to the NFL after the Bruins' bowl game against Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl. "This will be his last game as a UCLA Bruin," Mora said, according to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. "I..." December 11

  • UCLA's Eric Kendricks wins Butkus Award as top linebacker

    SI - College Football "UCLA's Eric Kendricks has won the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in the nation, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kendricks was presented the award by former NFL linebacker Dick Butkus and his son Matt in front of the team on Tuesday. The senior linebacker had 139 tackles, three..." December 09

  • Status of UCLA starting WR unknown following practice injury

    College Football Talk "UCLA needs one more win to clinch the Pac-12 South Division, but the Bruins may have to do so without the services of one of their top wide receivers. Thomas Duarte had to leave practice on Tuesday after injuring his left leg, putting his status for Saturday’s contest with Stanford in some..." November 27

  • Brett Hundley says he's probably entering NFL Draft

    Fox Sports - College Football "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is playing the best football of his college career, and his professional stock has never been higher. After beating USC last weekend, 38-20, Hundley has the Bruins on track to reach the Pac-12 title game -- they need to beat Stanford first -- with a berth in the..." November 25

  • Jim Mora drops F-bomb at UCLA rally to put USC on notice

    Fox Sports - College Football "Every year before the USC game, UCLA students have a “Beat SC” rally that includes lighting a bonfire. It seems to be a tradition Bruins students really enjoy. This year, however, the bonfire portion of the rally was cancelled by school officials. With about 50 protesters marching around the..." November 21

  • UCLA QB Hundley ready to unleash run

    Covers.com "When quarterback Brett Hundley decided to return to school, bypassing a great chance of being a first-round pick, he knew what the scouts were saying about him. He was too quick to take off when feeling pressure in the pocket. He didn't look beyond his initial read. Hundley set out to prove..." November 04

  • UCLA QB Brett Hundley: NFL pressure affected my play

    NFL.com "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is playing for the right people now: his teammates, his coaches, his fans, himself. But when the Bruins' season began, Hundley admitted, he was more mindful of another faction: NFL scouts. As one of college football's elite pro prospects, and playing the most..." November 03

  • Report: Brett Hundley To Sign With Roc Nation Sports

    Forbes.com "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is reportedly “a lock” to sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports for marketing representation. The report was first disseminated by football insider publication Inside The League, which also referenced a strong rumor that Roc Nation Sports is thinking about offering..." October 15

  • Source: Jim Mora jab at Jeff Ulbrich sparked sideline fight

    Larry Brown Sports "A sideline fight between head coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was a microcosm for UCLA’s disappointing performance against Oregon last weekend and the downward trend the Bruins’ season has taken. After starting off 4-0, the Bruins lost consecutive games at the Rose Bowl —..." October 14

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    Brett Hundley listed as the starter for @UCLAFootball tonight.

  • Backup QBs could lead UCLA and ASU in pivotal Pac-12 battle

    College Football Talk "As the summer months passed by and it became time to speculate about the College Football Playoff contenders, UCLA was one of the trendy picks to represent the Pac-12. With players like quarterback Brett Hundley and linebacker Myles Jack and a program seeming to be budding under the leadership of..." September 25

  • UCLA's Mora delays making call on Brett Hundley

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA coach Jim Mora said he's going to "push it as far out as you can" before making a decision on whether quarterback Brett Hundley will start Thursday night against Arizona State in Tempe. Hundley injured his left (non-throwing) elbow in UCLA's 20-17 win over Texas on Sept. 13. The Bruins had..." September 24

  • UCLA safety Randall Goforth lost for the season

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA safety Randall Goforth will have surgery on both shoulders and will be lost for the season. Goforth separated his right shoulder against Memphis on Sept. 6. He had previously separated his left shoulder. He will have two surgeries and will likely be out until next fall. He is expected to..." September 22

  • Jim Mora playing coy with Brett Hundley’s status for ASU game

    College Football Talk "UCLA already knows it won’t face Arizona State’s starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, in a huge Pac-12 matchup a week from Thursday. There are also question marks surrounding the Bruins’ starter at the position, but their head coach has decided to play things close to the vest for the time..." September 18

  • UCLA announces signing of top-ranked QB Josh Rosen

    College Football Talk "With Brett Hundley, Myles Jack and company on the field, the present state of UCLA football looks pretty good. And with today’s news, the future looks pretty dang sunny as well. The Bruins formally announced the signing of quarterback recruit Josh Rosen on Monday afternoon. A five-star recruit..." September 16

  • Brett Hundley injures left elbow

    ESPN.com "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley left Saturday's 20-17 win against Texas in the first quarter with an injury to his left (non-throwing) elbow. Sophomore Jerry Neuheisel took over at quarterback for the Bruins, and when the team came out after halftime, Hundley wore a headset and had a huge wrap..." September 14

  • Texas defensive coordinator compares Brett Hundley to Cam Newton

    The Score "The Texas Longhorns have a big task ahead of them for Saturday's showdown with the UCLA Bruins at AT&T Stadium. Texas was blown out of the water by BYU last week, completely unable to slow down Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill. Now the Longhorns will have to try to figure out how to stop UCLA's..." September 12

  • BOOM! 4* DE Takkarist McKinley Commits to UCLA!

    Bruins Nation "BOOM! After recruiting him hard a couple of years ago, Takkarist McKinley has committed to UCLA, where he will apparently enroll immediately and play this fall. Some of you may remember McKinley from his original recruitment when he starred at Kennedy High, but he will bring uber athleticism..." September 12

  • Why Jim Mora stayed at UCLA

    ESPN.com "Football coaches bounce around like pingpong balls. It's the world they live in. Sometimes, it's their choice. A lot of times, it's not. Jim Mora was over the bouncing, or as he calls it, the perpetual climb that's as much a part of the coaching profession as calling plays and motivating..." September 10

  • UCLA RB Steven Manfro reportedly tears ACL during Tuesday practice

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "UCLA RB Steven Manfro is out for the year after getting hurt on the last play of Tuesday's practice. According to the Los Angeles Times, Manfro tore an ACL. He was carted off the field after the injury. When meeting with the media after practice, UCLA coach Jim Mora said his team's practice..." September 04

  • Mora not interested in media hype surrounding UCLA

    Fox Sports West "UCLA football coach Jim Mora was channeling another Los Angeles-based head coach Tuesday morning at Spaulding Field. Doing his best Darryl Sutter impression, Mora kept his answers exceptionally brief when speaking with the media, as the No. 7 Bruins prepped for their season-opener at Virginia...." August 27

  • UCLA receiver Lucien passes concussion test, likely to return Monday

    Orange County Register "After leaving practice in an ambulance on Tuesday, UCLA wideout Devin Lucien could return as early as Monday, Jim Mora said on Friday. Lucien passed a concussion test on Friday morning, but may still wear a red, no-contact jersey upon his return." August 16

  • Myles Jack calls ejection from UCLA’s Monday practice ‘embarrassing’

    Inside Socal "Myles Jack didn’t realize how just how far his name could carry a story. On Monday, UCLA head coach Jim Mora tossed his star linebacker from practice at Cal State San Bernardino after the sophomore had an altercation with offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. Jack slapped Benenoch in the helmet and..." August 14

  • UCLA receiver Devin Lucien released from hospital following injury

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA receiver Devin Lucien was taken by ambulance to a hospital after suffering a head injury during practice Tuesday. Lucien later was released from the hospital and was set to rejoin the team late Tuesday night, according to a person in the football program who was not authorized to speak..." August 13

  • UCLA WR suffers head injury, taken off field in ambulance

    College Football Talk "UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien suffered an apparent head or neck injury Tuesday night at practice. Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register was at UCLA’s practice and detailed what happened to Lucien." August 12

  • UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack kicked out of practice after fight

    NFL.com "UCLA linebacker/running back Myles Jack must have been upset on Monday morning once he learned he was only ranked the 16th-best player in college football by CFB 24/7. Yes, the Bruins' two-way star player could have been ranked higher in the CFB 24/7 poll, but that probably had nothing to do..." August 12

  • UCLA OL Simon Goines out again; Mora hopes for a return vs. Texas

    Orange County Register "After sitting out the first few days of camp, offensive tackle Simon Goines had surgery on Friday night to remove bone spurs in his ankle. UCLA coach Jim Mora told Goines to plan on being ready to go for Week 3, when the Bruins face off with Texas." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • After fighting off infection, UCLA’s Marcus Rios happy to be practicing again

    L.A. Daily News "Hoping to play in his first game in nearly two years, UCLA’s Marcus Rios couldn’t stop grinning. That wasn’t the only thing that made him look good. Fighting off a life-threatening fungal infection last year, his 5-foot-11 frame had withered down to 125 pounds. When he stood at Cal State San..." August 07

  • Defensive end Kylie Fitts transfers out of UCLA

    Inside Socal "Defensive end Kylie Fitts has decided to transfer out of UCLA, head coach Jim Mora announced Monday. “It’s his decision,” Mora said. “We wish him the best in wherever he goes and does after this. We’re just going to march on.” Fitts wasn’t set to start after notching just one tackle in six..." August 05

  • UCLA specialist leaves team, replaced by JUCO punter

    College Football Talk "Football coaches never let their teams or its fans forget that special teams are a third of the game. UCLA expected to be strong on special teams this fall with both their kicker and punter returning after last season. Instead, UCLA head coach Jim Mora must deal with replacing one of the..." July 29

  • 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

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