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Photo: 4-Star Running Back Chase Lucas “Fell In Love With UCLA” During Visit Today

Four-star running back/cornerback Chase Lucas is the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona, and based on a Twitter post today, he may be playing his college ball in Los Angeles. Lucas is visiting UCLA today, and says that he “fell in love” with the school in the process. Fell In love with UCLA today #BruinsNation pic.twitter.com/ZdtI2eEARb — C. Lucas✨ (@Chase_Lucas2) March...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA targeting former Penn State DC Tom Bradley to lead defense

UCLA is in the market for a new defensive coordinator. Their last DC, Jeff Ulbrich, famously left for the Atlanta Falcons as quickly as he could after National Signing Day. Under the watch of Jim L Mora, the Bruins defense has seen continued improvement. They have risen in the Pac-12 Total Defense rankings every year of Mora’s tenure although the scoring defense did take a hit...
Via The Student Section
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

3-Star OL Aaron Dowdell Announces Commitment To Georgia On Twitter

It’s been a fantastic day for those who work in Georgia’s recruiting department. First, the Bulldogs secured the commitment of four-star 2015 outside linebacker commit Roquan Smith, who spurned the UCLA Bruins. Now, they’ve got another big-time player heading to Athens. Aaron Dowdell, a three-star 2016 offensive lineman from Atlanta, Georgia, has committed to the program. He...
Via College Spun
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith Felt Deceived, Lied To By UCLA

Roquan Smith felt deceived, lied to by the UCLA Bruins. He dishes his thoughts here.
Via Gamedayr
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith flips from UCLA to Georgia, says Jim Mora misled him

Four-star linebacker Roquan Smith verbally committed to UCLA on National Signing Day last week, but he never sent in his paperwork. Since then, Smith has maintained that he was torn between UCLA and his hometown Georgia Bulldogs. He committed to Georgia on Friday. Why the flip? During an interview with UGASports.com on Wednesday, Smith explained...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Snoop Dogg Posts To Instagram With His New UCLA Gear

Hip hop superstar Snoop Dogg has been known as one of USC football’s most famous superfans…that is, until yesterday, when his son Cordell Broadus signed to play with UCLA Bruins. Some may have found it difficult to stomach their kids turning down their favorite team to play with an archrival, but Snoop is fully embracing his son’s decision. Yesterday, he said that he’d throw...
Via College Spun
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Roquan Smith Puts On UCLA Gloves, Commits To Bruins Over Home-State Team Georgia

UCLA may wind up being the winners of this year’s National Signing Day. Jim Mora’s program has already had a big day, landing top-rated recruits like Soso Jamabo over Texas and Chris Clark over Michigan, and now they’ve plucked a top five outside linebacker out of Georgia’s back yard. Roquan Smith was down to Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA during his ceremony...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure away from LSU. Needless to say, that would be an NCAA violation...
Via Awful Announcing
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora tweets photo to LSU recruit Maea Teuhema, claims he was hacked

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has had an up-and-down relationship with Twitter, and it abruptly ended once again on Thursday evening. As Bruins Nation noted, Mora tweeted a photo of five-star offensive guard Maea Teuhema wearing a UCLA jersey. It appeared to be an obvious recruiting tactic, but it was also a recruiting violation. Why?...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Jim Mora And Dan Guerrero Take Out LA Times Ad To Thank UCLA Fans

UCLA had Pac-12 title aspirations heading into 2014, but the Bruins still had a pretty impressive season, finishing 10-3 with an Alamo Bowl win over Kansas State. UCLA also topped its own attendance record, averaging 76,650 fans at home this season, which also led the Pac-12. Athletic director Dan Guerrero and head coach Jim Mora took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times to thank...
Via College Spun
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Head Coach Did Give Bill Snyder a Proper Hand Shake After All

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has been getting blasted in the media and online for what appeared to be a pretty poor excuse for a post game hand shake with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. It was pretty bad. It was like he was being forced to shake hands with the smelly kid in class; doing it because he had to but getting away as soon as possible.Surprisingly when asked about it later...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alamo Bowl: Jim Mora, Bill Snyder, And HandshakeGate — The Images You Need To See

You’ve probably heard something about the Jim Mora-Bill Snyder episode at the end of the Alamo Bowl on Friday, won by UCLA over Kansas State. Here are the three relevant images from that larger drama. The play which angered Mora: Via @curtgOK, here's the victory formation play that got Mora fired up. You make the call. https://t.co/PQ2I0rJtya — David Ubben (@davidubben) January...
Via The Student Section
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora cuts short handshake with Bill Snyder over last play (Video)

Jim Mora cut short his postgame handshake with Bill Snyder following UCLA’s 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night, leading to widespread backlash. Mora could be seen barely extending a hand to the longtime Wildcats coach and withdrawing quickly without leaning in for a hug or brief conversation. He didn’t...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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