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Report: Tom Bradley joining UCLA as defensive coordinator

Former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley is leaving West Virginia after one season to become defensive coordinator at UCLA, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was still being finalized. FOX Sports College Football Insider Bruce Feldman reported last week that Bradley was...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: West Virginia assistant Bradley headed to UCLA

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley is leaving West Virginia after one season to become defensive coordinator at UCLA. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was still being finalized. ESPN.com first reported Bradley had been hired by UCLA to replace Jeff Ulbrich, who...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Former Penn State DC Bradley 'close to being hired' at UCLA in same role

Former longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, now West Virginia's defensive line coach, is "close to being hired" as UCLA's new defensive coordinator, a source told FOX Sports early Thursday morning. Bradley, who spent over 20 years at PSU and served as the Nittany Lions head coach for four games after Joe Paterno was fired in 2011, would replace Jeff Ulbrich, who...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State DC Tom Bradley reportedly close to joining UCLA

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is reportedly close to being named the new defensive coordinator at UCLA. Bradley was a long-time assistant under former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, and he assumed the role of interim head coach of the program following the firing of Paterno in November 2011. Though a fan and player favorite for years, Bradley moved in a...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 19, 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

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 Bloguin Best
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UGA Coach On Roquan Smith Not Signing NLI: “If My Son Is Good Enough, I’m Not Going To Let Him Sign An NLI”

Twitter/@van_stratt Georgia is the benefactor of linebacker Roquan Smith’s prolonged recruitment. The Peach State product flipped his commitment from UCLA to Georgia after Bruins’ defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich left for the Atlanta Falcons shortly after signing day. Smith signed his UGA financial aid agreement, which does not bind him to the school the same way a National...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

South Recruiting Notebook

It is over for Roquan Smith. Well, kind of. The four-star linebacker out of Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County committed to UCLAon Signing Day, but did not sign with the Bruins. He opened his recruitment back up after learning that UCLA's Jeff Ulbrich(Linebackers) was leaving L.A. to coach in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith chose UCLA over Georgia that day, but Michigan and Texas...
Via Fox Sports
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley speaks out on post signing day coaching moves

The amount of coaching moves that have taken place after signing day is getting ridiculous. The biggest one that made noise was Jeff Ulbrich leaving UCLA for the Atlanta Falcons but that was far from the only one. Coaching changes are inevitable but the timeline of when they take place (especially in conjunction with National Signing Day) needs to change. New Nebraska head coach...
Via Bloguin Best
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley speaks out on post signing day coaching moves

The amount of coaching moves that have taken place after signing day is getting ridiculous. The biggest one that made noise was Jeff Ulbrich leaving UCLA for the Atlanta Falcons but that was far from the only one. Coaching changes are inevitable but the timeline of when they take place (especially in conjunction with National Signing Day) needs to change. New Nebraska head coach...
Via The Student Section
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith commits to UGA

Roquan Smith has committed to being a Georgia Bulldog. The Macon, GA linebacker had said that he was going to be going to UCLA at National Signing Day, but after the Pac-12 team's defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, had lied to him about taking the Atlanta Falcons DC's job, he decided to revisit his options. He re-opened his commitments, looking at Georgia, UCLA, Michigan and Texas...
Via SEC Football Blog
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star LB Roquan Smith Announces He’s Committed To Georgia

Roquan Smith, a four-star linebacker out of Montezuma, Ga., has committed to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect pledged to UCLA on National Signing Day, but de-committed when the Bruins’ defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, left for a job with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has opted not to sign a binding national letter of intent; he’s signed a financial aid agreement instead...
Via College Spun
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith Says That Jeff Ulbrich Told Him He Turned Down Falcons Job, UCLA Misled Him About Desired Major

Things are not looking good for UCLA landing one-time commit Roquan Smith over Georgia. Smith committed to the Bruins on National Signing Day, but never sent in his letter of intent, and decomitted after word came out that defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich would be taking a job with the Atlanta Falcons.  Smith will make his final college decision on Friday morning, and spoke to...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith will make his decision on Friday

Whether you follow recruiting or not, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the saga of high school linebacker Roquan Smith. On National Signing Day (NSD), Smith announced live on ESPNU that he was going to sign with UCLA. Then, before he had a chance to send in his National Letter of Intent (NLI), he heard rumblings that the man who recruiting him (defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich...
Via Bloguin Best
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith will make his decision on Friday

Whether you follow recruiting or not, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the saga of high school linebacker Roquan Smith. On National Signing Day (NSD), Smith announced live on ESPNU that he was going to sign with UCLA. Then, before he had a chance to send in his National Letter of Intent (NLI), he heard rumblings that the man who recruiting him (defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich...
Via The Student Section
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cross Two Off the List

On Monday afternoon Terrell Chatman, the four-star wide receiver out of Baton Rouge (La.) Central committed to Arizona State, then signed his scholarship papers. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound playmaker was committed to Miami entering Signing Day a week ago, but he was torn then between TCU and Arizona State. After deciding that he was not ready to sign with anyone last Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Georgia LB Smith won't sign LOI when he decides on school

In the latest twist in the recruitment of Roquan Smith, the four-star linebacker has reportedly opted against signing a national letter of intent whenever he decides on his destination. Citing the Montezuma, Ga. (Macon County) product's high school coach, the 'Atlanta Journal Constitution' says Smith has no timetable on selecting a school. Smith picked UCLA over Georgia in front...
Via Fox Sports South
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, & Rams

Greg Hardy Jason Cole reports that the alleged victim in the Greg Hardy case may not show up to the trial. According to Cole, the State has tried to serve her. A source tells Cole that Hardy has  reached a settlement with the woman and the prosecution is expected to cite the agreement. Eagles Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com expects the Eagles to part ways with TE James Casey...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mora: 'I'm going to fight like crazy to keep' Ulbrich at UCLA

As if National Signing Day isn't stressful enough for college football coaches, UCLA's head coach received some news the day before regarding his defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich. Ulbrich recieved an offer to be the linebackers coach of the Atlanta Falcons, working under new head coach Dan Quinn. Wednesday afternoon, Mora vowed to fight for Ulbrich. "I'm going to fight like crazy...
Via Fox Sports West
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins DC Ulbrich leaving UCLA for Atlanta Falcons

As if National Signing Day isn't stressful enough for college football coaches, UCLA's head coach received some news the day before regarding his defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich. Ulbrich has accepted the position of linebackers coach with the Atlanta Falcons, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. The man who led UCLA's defense last season will now be working under new head...
Via Fox Sports West
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LB picks UCLA on TV but doesn't sign after FOX report about coach

Lost amid the delirium of watching teenagers put on a hat, flash receiving gloves or produce their own video to tell the world where they will attend college is the key component of National Signing Day -- the signing part. And on Wednesday, that little detail could leave a lot of people in Los Angeles steaming, and perhaps give the good folks of Athens, Ga., reason to party. Roquan...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA's Jim Mora hoping to keep assistant Ulbrich with Bruins

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA coach Jim Mora found himself back on the recruiting trail this week, but he isn't chasing a high school player this time. Mora says he hopes to persuade Bruins defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich to stay on campus rather than become the linebackers coach for the Atlanta Falcons. New Falcons coach Dan Quinn gave Mora a courtesy call to inform him of the interest...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith Is “Reopening His Search” After News That UCLA DC Jeff Ulbrich May Head To NFL

Byron Cowart isn’t the only recruiting situation that saw the drama increase after a decision was made on ESPNU. Linebacker Roquan Smith surprisingly chose UCLA over local power Georgia, but may be reconsidering that decision after news broke that Bruins’ defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich may take the job with the Atlanta Falcons. Ex-NFL linebacker, current UCLA DC Jeff Ulbrich...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach with 'Spygate' ties hired as Falcons assistant

New Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is adding three new members to his staff, including one with direct ties to the New England Patriots "Spygate" scandal. A source told FOX Sports that Quinn has hired Steve Scarnecchia (assistant to the head coach), Matt LaFleur (quarterbacks) and Jeff Ulbrich (linebackers) as assistants. Scarnecchia was with New England's video department...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA coaches on USC game: Buck Allen is a 'Sunday running back'

The rivalry week celebrations are just beginning outside the confines of Spaulding Field in Westwood, but inside, the No. 9 UCLA Bruins have had three intensely serious practices in preparation for Saturday's Crosstown Showdown. Wednesday, it was the coordinators' turns to weigh in with their thoughts on USC. Here's what offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and defensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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