UCLA Wraps Up Signing Period

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When you are 7-17 over two years as head coach, regardless of the school, recruiting success takes on a whole new significance. For UCLA’s Chip Kelly, the second part of the 2020 recruiting cycle was really a pro forma event. The Bruins had already signed 18 players in December, with seven of them already being […] READ MORE


UCLA Defense Actually Got Worse

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Starting this week, more than 60 FBS schools are getting ready for post-season play. For the second year in a row, UCLA is not one of them. You can say that at 4-8, and one game better than what they did in 2018, the Bruins improved, but that is really splitting hairs. Look for all […] READ MORE


UCLA Has More Questions As Season Ends

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An uninspired UCLA season ended in appropriate fashion Saturday night the Rose Bowl, in that it ended. The Bruins lost to Cal 28-18 in front of a crowd of 38,102. It was the second lowest crowd of the season, topping the San Diego State game by 1,151. Clearly UCLA has more questions as the season […] READ MORE


UCLA Bruins; Is There Momentum?

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Well that was fun. But if you are UCLA and Chip Kelly, the time to enjoy last week’s stunning come from 32 down victory over Washington State came and went long ago. The Bruins, (1-3 overall, 1-0 in conference), have Arizona this week in Tucson. Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate presents a whole different set of […] READ MORE


UCLA’s Camp Close To Closing

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The intensity of the workouts is picking up. And for UCLA, most importantly, the yellow/limited work jerseys are coming off key players. UCLA’s camp is close to closing and game prep for next week’s opener at Cincinnati will be starting very soon. The biggest news is that starting running back Joshua Kelley got to take […] READ MORE


UCLA’s JJ Molson Steps Into Legacy

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JJ Molson knows a little something about legacies. He has that whole family name and heritage thing going on. And his grandfather once owned the legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey team. But just as importantly right now, there is the UCLA place kicking legacy that is in front of him. Going into his senior season, Molson […] READ MORE


Experience Is Key For UCLA Defense

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In 2018, UCLA was one of the four youngest teams in the country. With 48+ freshmen and sophomores on the 2019 roster, that is likely to be the case again this season. No one is chalking up the 3-9 performance last year completely to youth. But if there is an upside going forward, it is […] READ MORE


Spring Ends For UCLA Football

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It’s hard to figure out what to make of a 3-0 Spring Scrimmage for UCLA. Lack of offense? Superior defense? Execution issues? Sure, why not. Take your pick. At the end of the day, with a team facing each other, after having spent a month facing each other at practice after practice, there weren’t going […] READ MORE


UCLA Still Can’t Stop Stanford

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In a season of dramatic change for the UCLA football program, some things remain true. The Bruins cannot get past Stanford. Sure, maybe the Cardinal did not physically run through the Bruins as in years past, but a 49-42 win at the Rose Bowl made it 10 straight years for Stanford over UCLA. In a […] READ MORE


UCLA Holds Off Colorado

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Sometimes it takes doing new things to get a team that has struggled in recent weeks into the win column. For UCLA Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, that meant playing tougher than usual run defense and using clock management on offense. Neither of those worked to perfection, but there were vast improvements over previous […] READ MORE