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Former UCLA standout Anthony Barr shines in Vikings' debut

While the NFL season hasn't officially gotten underway just yet, rookie linebacker Anthony Barr is wasting little time making an impact on the Minnesota Vikings.  First-year head coach Mike Zimmer moved the former UCLA Bruin into the Vikings' first-team defense earlier in the week; a move the defensive-minded head coach seems to have no regrets about. Zimmer has since said that...
Via Fox Sports West
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley fires back at UCLA fan who said he throws like 50 Cent

You've no doubt heard and seen it by now. Rapper 50 Cent was a guest at the New York Mets game Tuesday evening and threw out the first pitch. And it might have been the worst first pitch of all time. If you haven't seen the video, treat yourself here (and then tell 50 to take notes from a certain Brewers fan). Well, because college football is great, a UCLA Bruins fan decided to...
Via Fox Sports West
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: How Will Anthony Barr Fit in Mike Zimmer's Defense?

When the Minnesota Vikings were on the clock in the NFL Draft, there were many purple-clad fans who were screaming at their televisions for the team to select Johnny Manziel to end the team’s long franchise drought.Of course, the NFL Draft never goes the way we expect it to.When Roger Goodell stepped to the podium and announced that the Vikings had selected UCLA linebacker Anthony...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Barr's position switch lands him in draft's first round as LB

The losses were piling up almost as fast as the carries for Anthony Barr in his first two seasons at UCLA as a running back. Barr was a seldom-used running back for the Bruins for two seasons, accumulating 15 total carries. Meanwhile, UCLA won 10 total games in Barr's first two seasons. Rick Neuheisel, an offensive coach who decided Barr was best suited as a running back, was ousted...
Via Fox Sports North
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings draft UCLA LB Anthony Barr at No. 9

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings entered the first round of the draft on Thursday night with glaring needs at quarterback and linebacker. When they went on the clock at No. 8, and again at No. 9, they had both options sitting right there in front of them. With the crowd at the team's draft party hollering, "Johnny Football! Johnny Football!" the Vikings went another...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: Spring game 2014 round up

Every spring for a collegiate football program is filled with a plethora of questions, excitement, ideas, and hard work. For teams coming off great seasons, sometimes it may be humbling to realize they are just not quite as talented as last season’s team. Thankfully for the UCLA Football program, that is not the case. The Bruins return a ton of talent this season on both sides...
Via isportsweb.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: Top impact newcomer, Zach Whitley

With spring practice well underway, and the annual spring showcase fast approaching this Saturday April 26th. UCLA Football looks to be ironing out the kinks and polishing and priming the new replacements to last year’s standouts for their big coming out party. With a myriad of players stepping into prominent roles left vacant by top notch talent that made the jump to the NFL...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: PFS Mock 2.0 Results

First Round Selection: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA. Could Barr really slip to the Packers? It’s highly unlikely, but, stranger things have happened during the NFL Draft. Barr is oozing with raw athletic ability and potential. He made the switch to outside linebacker in 2012 and recorded double-digit sack numbers both seasons. Barr possesses an explosive first step and can be a terror...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr Visiting Titans

  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr will make a pre-draft visit to Nashville next Tuesday. This is fairly interesting news given that Barr has been a popular selection for the Titans in recent mock drafts. Coming into the 2013 season, many expected Barr to be a top-five selection and while there is still a good chance he could be drafted in the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

A convincing 42-12 victory in the Sun Bowl and the announcement that quarterback Brett Hundley would be returning for another season in Westwood set the expectations pretty high for UCLA for the 2014 season, the third for Jim Mora Jr. since taking over as head coach in 2012. After a fast start in 2013, the Bruins fell back down to earth with back to back road losses at Stanford...
Via Football Nation
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos leaves for Titans

UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos has been hired as the linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans, the NFL team announced Saturday. Spanos spent the last two seasons at UCLA, where his solid defenses were led by aggressive linebackers such as Anthony Barr and Jordan Zumwalt. The Bruins had 14 sacks in 2011. They had 47 in 2012, Spano's first season, and 32 sacks last season...
Via Fox Sports West
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Pass Rusher Prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft

In this era of the NFL when quarterbacks are breaking passing records almost every week and 4,500 yards passing is no longer a feat for the elite to achieve, defenses are having to adapt to the changes as well. One of the most important weapons a defense can possess in this ‘pass happy’-era is an elite pass rusher that can get to the quarterback  and force him to make mistakes...
Via Down and Distance
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA notebook: Hundley's days with Bruins numbered?

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA football held its second practice in preparation for the Sun Bowl later this month, Saturday morning at Spaulding Field. It was somewhat of a quiet day, as this practice was closed to the public and focused more on scout team reps as early bowl practices typically are. The Bruins have not yet started full preparation for Virginia Tech and head coach Jim Mora said...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA notebook: Hundley's days with Bruins numbered?

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA football held its second practice in preparation for the Sun Bowl later this month, Saturday morning at Spaulding Field. It was somewhat of a quiet day, as this practice was closed to the public and focused more on scout team reps as early bowl practices typically are. The Bruins have not yet started full preparation for Virginia Tech and head coach Jim Mora said...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mora, Bruins await word on QB Hundley's future

While Jim Mora's team was still in the midst of their celebration on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum field Saturday night, he made a big push to get his star quarterback, Brett Hundley, to stay for another season at UCLA. "I tried to sucker him into it on the ESPN interview out there," Mora said following Saturday night's win over USC. "'I said, 'Let's announce that you're coming...
Via Fox Sports West
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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