UCLA Rumors & News

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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