Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:11

Video: Ryan Hoftmeister Seizing Moment

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There are many players who are taking advantage of this spring. It was one of the reasons this spring camp as been so rewarding the players have risen to the…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 23:47

Video: Jordon James Has High Aims

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UCLA redshirt junior running back, Jordon James came to UCLA with high expectations. He is a supreme talent and if he has a breakout season, then that will truly help…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:44

Video: The Emerging Kenny Orjioke

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Believe it or not, Bruin sophomore to be, linebacker Kenny Orjioke, is only 17-years old. Most people his age are still in high school, not about to enter their sophomore…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:28

The New Darius Bell

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Darius Bell came to UCLA via the junior college football path. He played quarterback at San Francisco City College. Bell finished his junior college football career leading his team to…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:31

Video: Jim Mora After Practice Presser

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UCLA head coach, Jim Mora, once again was happy with his team's effort and attitude. He explains what could happen if the team continues to grow on the following video.…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:22

Practice Quick Hits

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Once again UCLA head coach, Jim Mora, was happy after practice. This is a group that is bonding on the power of competition. Many great things are birthed out of…
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:48

Video: Kody Iness Hard Work Paying Off

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Offensive lineman, Kody Iness like many UCLA players this spring are taking advantage of the opportunity this camp has given. Iness has worked his way into the conversation and is…
Sunday, 14 April 2013 19:35

Video: Jordan Payton's Journey Home

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It is somewhat uncanny that UCLA has two receivers who were longtime commits to USC, yet ended up at UCLA. Sophomore receiver, Jordan Payton committed to USC as a sophomore…
Sunday, 14 April 2013 16:50

Video: Aaron Wallace Time To Shine

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Sophomore linebacker, Aaron Wallace like many younger Bruins hoping to land a starting spot, is taking advantage of spring ball. He knows this is his time to shine. Wallace spoke…
Sunday, 14 April 2013 02:16

Video: Mora's After Practice Presser

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Another good practice and another day with a happy UCLA head coach. Jim Mora likes what he is seeing in his team. The thing that is refreshing is he continues…
Sunday, 14 April 2013 00:15

Practice Quick Hits

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It was another good practice this spring. It was very apparent that the word was received loud and clear to the running backs because the dancing issue that UCLA head…
Saturday, 13 April 2013 17:07

Video: Introducing Eldridge Massington

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True freshman Eldridge Massington definitely took the road less traveled to get to UCLA. He was a long time USC commit. The plan was for Massington was to enroll early,…
Saturday, 13 April 2013 00:19

Kevin McReynolds Arrives

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Kevin McReynolds came to UCLA as a highly recruited defensive tackle from the state of Maryland. He had aspirations in becoming a dominating force at the tackle position just like…
Friday, 12 April 2013 18:58

The Time Is Now

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What do players Anthony Jefferson, Brandon Sermons, Stan McKay, Ryan Hofmeister, Kody Innes and Ben Wysocki have in common? All of these players came to UCLA having won many accolades throughout their high school careers. Every one of…
Friday, 12 April 2013 15:07

Video: Cassius Marsh Stepping UP

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Senior defensive tackle Cassius Marsh is not only playing like he is expected to, being an upperclassman, but he has taken over a leadership role and is mentoring younger players.…
Friday, 12 April 2013 01:25

Video: The Driven Devin Lucien

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Sophomore wide receiver, Devin Lucien is driven to be the best. He has really had a good spring and his battles with the corners have been something to see. The…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:52

Video: Jim Mora After Practice Presser

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UCLA head coach, Jim Mora was fired up about his team's effort during today's practice. Mora is on record, and you will be able to see it here, that if…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:37

Thursday Practice Quick Hits

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Today’s practice was outstanding. UCLA head coach Jim Mora even opened up the media scrum saying that today’s practice was the best this spring. It showed. The tempo was quick.…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:55

Video: Jake Brendel Rises to the Challenge

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The offensive center position is one of the most challenging spots along the offensive front. Sophomore Jake Brendel rose to the challenge and was outstanding his freshman season at a…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 03:17

Video: Ishmael Adams Plays Big

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As a true freshman, Ishmael Adams played in the nickel package and he played well. Unfortunately, he banged up his shoulder and ended up missing most the season. Thankfully for…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:41

Video: Jim Mora After Practice Presser

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The Bruins had an outstanding early morning practice. UCLA head coach, Jim Mora likes what he sees. The Bruin coach talks about what the team is emphasizing during spring. He…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:20

Practice Quick Hits

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Good early morning practice once the players found their rhythm. It was after all their first AM practice in pads. Another practice with good energy. UCLA head coach Jim Mora…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:46

Video: Anthony Jefferson's Comeback Trail

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When Anthony Jefferson stepped on campus and was healthy, even as a true frosh, it was obvious he had the goods. Health is crucial and Jefferson had a bad run…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:16

Video: Brett Hundley Enters Third Spring

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Believe it or not, UCLA starting quarterback, Brett Hundley is entering his third spring as a UCLA Bruin. He entered school early his true freshman season, and played like many…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:05

Brandon Sermons Making It Count

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Brandon Sermons came to UCLA with big plans for a very successful career. He was one of the best cornerbacks in Southern California as a senior at Diamond Bar (Calif.)…
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 16:26

Video: The Persistence of Eric Yarber

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UCLA wide receiver coach, Eric Yarber never played varsity high school football. He will explain why on the following video. He was not deterred. He was persistent. So much so,…
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:12

Video: Monday Evening with Mora

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UCLA head coach, Jim Mora met the press after Monday's practice to answer questions and give an overview of the team's practice. Mora gave a quick injury report and talked…
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:03

Monday Practice Quick Hits

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In front a good crowd, UCLA had a solid practice Monday evening. On hand to witness the event was Bruin running back and now NFL player, Khalil Bell. USC wide…
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:47

Video: Lou Spanos Coaching Up

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UCLA defensive coordinator, Lou Spanos spent his previous 17 years before arriving to UCLA in 2012, coaching in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. He brought…
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:17

Contact Day One – Offense

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Saturday Spaulding field was abuzz with the anticipation for the first practice of live hitting under game conditions. As the offense went through their warm up drills there was an…
Sunday, 07 April 2013 15:04

First Day of Contact - Defense

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The Bruins came out dressed in full gear Saturday morning. This would be their first day of live full contact and the completion of their first week of practice. This was…
Sunday, 07 April 2013 02:23

Video: Mora's After Practice Presser

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The talk by some high school coaches in attendance was all positive about the change of attitude with the Bruin program. For UCLA head coach Jim Mora, he was a…
Sunday, 07 April 2013 02:10

Practice Quick Hits

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It was a packed house of high school and junior college coaches, though it was the first day of pads, the energy was good. Coaches that haven’t been around UCLA…
Saturday, 06 April 2013 15:01

Video: Simon Goines' First Spring

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Though Simon Goines was a starter as a true frosh in 2012, this will be his first spring camp as a UCLA Bruin. He talks about the experience with BruinBru.com.…
Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:01

Shaq's Successful Move

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Shaquelle Evans was one of top ten receivers in the state of California his senior year at Inglewood High School. Evans was recruited by almost every Pac 12 school for…
Friday, 05 April 2013 15:25

Video: Jeff Ulbrich Breaking it Down

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A year ago newly hired UCLA linebacker coach, Jeff Ulbrich was dealt a hard hand when the leader of his group, Patrick Larimore had to take a medical retirement due…
Friday, 05 April 2013 00:17

X-Man Commeth

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The return of UCLA offensive lineman, Xavier Su’a-Filo, has been nothing short of remarkable. He came back in 2012 from a two year Mormon mission and won the starting left…
Thursday, 04 April 2013 20:42

Video: Jim Mora Meets the Press

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As you will see, UCLA head football coach Jim Mora was very pleased with his team's effort and performance on day two of spring practice. The energy at Spaulding was…
Thursday, 04 April 2013 20:14

Practice Quick Hits

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Spring practice number two is in the books and it was a marked improvement from practice one. The pace was much faster, the tempo upbeat and the energy was outstanding.…
Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:37

Video: Isaiah Bowens Returns to Spaulding

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A year ago it looked like linebacker, Isaiah Bowens was coming into his own as a football player and was going to be a major contributor in UCLA's 3-4 defense.{mprestriction…
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 19:01

Video: The Return of Dietrich Riley

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It was an October afternoon, in a tough game against Cal, when Bruin safety Dietrich Riley awkwardly made a tackle and moments later was on the Rose Bowl floor laying…
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 01:59

Practice One – NFL Type

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The first day of spring practice was an early morning call. UCLA Coach Jim Mora had his entire coaching staff in mid-season form. The attention to detail, the demand for…
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 20:17

Video Jim Mora On First Practice

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UCLA head coach, Jim Mora held court after the first day of spring ball. He said it was fun and they did what they wanted to do. He was in…
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 18:20

Spring Practice Quick Hits

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It’s hard to believe but spring practice finally arrived. The first one started under gray skies this morning, but by practices end the sun was beginning to shine. Bruin fans…
Monday, 01 April 2013 21:51

Spring Practice - One Year Later

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Bruin head coach Jim Mora came to UCLA with a structured discipline mindset. He brought twenty five years of experience, coaching the greatest football players in the world, in the…
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:18

Spring Preview - WR (Part Two)

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Spring is the time for walk-ons to show what they are made of and open the eyes of the coaches. Two walk-ons have caught the eye of UCLA wide receiver…
Saturday, 30 March 2013 15:28

Spring Preview - Special Teams

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With the graduation of first team all-Pac 12 Conference Punter/Kicker Jeff Locke there will be a very big void to fill for UCLA head coach Jim Mora. Locke was also…
Saturday, 30 March 2013 01:13

Spring Preview - WR (Part One)

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UCLA has a solid group of wide receivers who not only catch, but will block and do all the little things that help a team. Bruin wide receiver coach Eric…
Thursday, 28 March 2013 23:43

Spring Preview - OL (Part Two)

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In part two, UCLA offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adrian Klemm talks about his expectations of the spring and how important it is going to be for the…
Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:51

Spring Preview - OL (Part One)

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Going into the spring camp of 2012, the biggest question mark was the offensive line. UCLA over the better part of a decade were poor to mediocre and at times…
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 21:32

Mora Presser Quick Hits

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UCLA head coach Jim Mora held his first press conference since letter-of-intent day and you could tell he already has his juices flowing. When you tell a crowd of cynical…
Monday, 25 March 2013 23:29

Spring Preview - Defensive Backs

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Coach Jim Mora and his staff completed one of the best defensive backs recruiting classes in recent UCLA Football history. Tahaan Goodman, Tyler Foreman, Johnny Johnson and Priest Willis are rated…
Thursday, 21 March 2013 23:43

Spring Preview - RB (Part Two)

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Running back Steven Manfro will not have any contact this spring due to a recent shoulder injury so that is going to give more reps to both Jordon James and…
Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:27

Spring Preview - Linebackers

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This linebacker group is the most talented, athletic and deepest position on the 2013 UCLA Football Team. This bevy of extremely talented linebackers are led by last years all Pac-12…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:25

Spring Preview - RB (Part One)

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The Bruins will be holding auditions this spring for a new starting running back. This part one of a two part story. UCLA running backs coach Steve Broussard talked to…
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:54

Spring Preview - Defensive Line

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Every great football team’s core foundation is built in the trenches. The roaming grounds for the big, tough and mighty. Your team’s success will rise or fall on the play…
Monday, 18 March 2013 21:40

Opportunity Knocks in Spring

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UCLA spring football practice begins in two weeks on April 2, 2013. The excitement and anticipation is rampant among Bruin fans. As a former UCLA player, I can remember all…
Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:17

An Insider's Look At UCLA's Pro Day

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BruinBru.com had sources on the ground at yesterday’s UCLA pro day. The eye witnesses from yesterday’s pro day observed that the Bruins showed well and helped themselves in the process.…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 20:22

Defensive Mainstay

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Defensive tackle Cassius Marsh out of Westlake (Calif.) Oaks Christian committed to play his college football at LSU, or so it seemed. Marsh decided to change his mind and on…
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 01:25

Leaders Must Emerge

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It’s tough enough to find a replacement for a player who is your all-time career rusher. After all, 4,369 yards, 31 touchdowns and 45 career starts is a lot to…
Thursday, 07 March 2013 17:15

The Comeback of UCLA Quarterbacks

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The Bruins have appeared to turn the corner in regards to recruiting the quarterback position. For the first time in years, redshirt frosh quarterback, Brett Hundley started every game behind…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 02:37

Questions Answered?

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The Bruins entered into spring ball with plenty of question marks. Two of the most glaring questions were at quarterback and the offensive line. Both spots have been up and…
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 22:54

Welcome Back Mr. Jones

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The first and only Football Gatorade National High School Player of the Year to ever sign with UCLA was Malcolm Jones of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake, Calif.  Jones…
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:16

Defensive Musings in Spring

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Spring is upon us and Bruin Football is right around the corner. UCLA spring football practice will begin in earnest on April 2, 2013. UCLA head coach Jim Mora and…
Monday, 14 January 2013 20:25

Wrong Positions - Right Coach

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One of the most important functions for a coaching staff is to evaluate their player’s talent. Then to play them at the best position that maximizes their skills and helps…
Thursday, 06 December 2012 20:05

UCLA football on the mend

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  UCLA's football season was the most successful season since 2005.  Thanks in large part to the new commitment of the players to be winners. That trend started with the…
Monday, 25 February 2013 08:00

The Barr Raised

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It is true that the Bruins recently signed an outstanding recruiting class that is going to bode well for UCLA's future down the road. The Bruins truly hit the mother…