Rick Kimbrel

Rick Kimbrel

Rick Kimbrel, the former managing editor of PrepStar magazine, is nationally recognized as one of the leading authorities on college football recruiting. The veteran analyst and reporter was key in first making Blue Chip Illustrated and then PrepStar Magazine a recruiting publication standard.

Kimbrel has written for CBS Sportsline, ESPN.com, CNN-SI, The Sporting News, Athlon's, Lindy's, Football News, and numerous other publications. He has also consulted on All-America teams for Parade Magazine and Street and Smith's. Most recently, Rick was the West Coast Recruiting Editor for Rivals.com, national recruiting consultant for Rivals.com and publisher of BruinBlitz.com.

Rick has been a featured guest on many television shows around the nation including Prime Ticket, Fox Sports, Fox Sports West, CNN, CNN-SI and numerous local and regional stations. Kimbrel is also a highly sought after guest on radio broadcasts from coast-to-coast.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 13:42

Marcus Moore Talks New Defense

Sophomore defensive lineman, Marcus Moore, met with the Bruin beat media after a recent practice to touch upon spring practice and the changes brought by the new coaching staff. There is also a new keyword the defense wants to bring to the table and Moore lets everyone in on the secret. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:33

Turnovers End Season For Bruins

Holiday A SBUThe season came to a disappointing end for UCLA (21-12) as they fell to St. Bonaventure (26-7) and the Bonnie’s aggressive defense, 65-58. The things that plagued Bruins losses all season long raised their head in this game.

When UCLA would lose, it was because of turnovers, long droughts of scoring, and not making their free throws. Two out of three causes raised their ugly head in this game.

The Bruins had 20 turnovers, a season-high. The Bonnies were able to take advantage UCLA’s turnover problems by turning them into 30 points. Because of Bruin turnovers, there was long period of time where UCLA didn’t score and the Bonnie would go on a run. It was all too much for the Bruins to overcome.

“Well, great job by Mark and his staff,” Steve Alford, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men’s Head Basketball Coach said. “We haven't been held down like that offensively, very often.

“For two teams that kind of had a season where the offense was probably their strength, it became a defensive game. I thought we were really good defensively. I thought we did the things we wanted to do to Mobley and Adams, two really good players. And so I think that really gave ourselves a chance.

“We just had too many turnovers. We've been a team over the last month that's really handled the ball well, and we had a lot of live-ball errant passes today that I think the difference in the game was 30 to three in [points off] turnovers.

“That's hard to overcome, especially in an NCAA game, when you give up that many points. And it takes that away from your offense. We had 10 fewer shots. In most games this year, we were getting more shots than our opponents. So, credit their defense, but we were very uncharacteristic with our offense.

But I'm proud of these guys. These two to my right [Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday] have meant so much to our program and our culture. You got to see what kind of players they are. They're better people. They're better young men. And that says a lot because they're terrific, great players. And I really appreciate what they've given to this program both on the floor, off the floor and in the classroom. They've been first class in everything that we've asked for them.

“So, unfortunately, March, there's a finality to it and we've reached our finality today. But these two will end up having great careers beyond college. And they'll go on and be highly successful just because of the people that they are. I really appreciate what they've meant to our program.”

Now the Bruins have a long offseason to regain their bearings. UCLA has an outstanding recruiting class coming in to go with the one currently on campus, so the future looks bright.

Gone will be Thomas Welsh, who had an outstanding season, though his last game as a Bruin he never was able to get into the swing of things offensively scoring two points, he did come down with 15 rebounds.

GG Golomon also played his game as a Bruin. He, too, only scored two points in his swan song, but did block four shots.

More than likely, Aaron Holiday will probably enter the NBA draft and be going his brothers in the league, but no announcement has been made, as of yet. Assuming Holiday has played his last game as a Bruin, he went out scoring 20 points and seven assists.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:22

Chip Kelly Pre-Practice Presser

UCLA head coach, Chip Kelly, met with the Bruin beat media pre-practice (03-13-18) and the first topic of conversation was defense. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:08

Moses Robinson-Carr Starts Anew

UCLA sophomore to be, Moses Robinson-Carr, saw action as a tight end as a true freshman, but Chip Kelly and the new coaching staff saw something in Robinson-Carr that prompted a switch to defensive line and that is where he is lining up this spring. Robinson-Carr talks about the switch and more. Enjoy!

Monday, 12 March 2018 13:58

Boss Tagaloa Makes the Switch

UCLA junior lineman, Boss Tagaloa, came to the Bruins as one of the most sought-after defensive line prospects, but the new coaching staff wanted to see Tagaloa as an offensive lineman so he is playing center during the spring. Tagaloa talks about the switch and more. Enjoy!

Sunday, 11 March 2018 14:48

Chip Kelly Pre-Practice Presser

UCLA head football coach, Chip Kelly, met with the Bruin beat media prior to Saturday's practice. Enjoy!

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