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Two true freshman starting on UCLA's OL

LOS ANGELES UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone typically starts out his weekly media session with a joke. He once pretended to hawk a juice cleanse system and this week, he acted like a politician discussing Obamacare and the government "lockout." Mazzone did manage to throw in one more joke this time football-related about the two true freshmen offensive linemen...
Via Fox Sports West
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Two true freshman starting on UCLA's offensive line

LOS ANGELES UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone typically starts out his weekly media session with a joke. He once pretended to hawk a juice cleanse system and this week, he acted like a politician discussing Obamacare and the government "lockout." Mazzone did manage to throw in one more joke this time football-related about the two true freshmen offensive linemen...
Via Fox Sports West
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA's keys to success: No. 4, Jordon James

Johnathan Franklin is gone. There is no looking back. There is also no heir apparent at the running back position. Instead, head coach Jim Mora and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone have maintained that they will use a "running back by committee" approach, with Jordon James, Malcolm Jones, Stephen Manfro and Paul Perkins all getting downs. Damien Thigpen will also be...
Via Fox Sports West
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

What to watch as UCLA opens fall camp

UCLA is set to open training camp Wednesday at Cal State San Bernardino. With the season around the corner, here are five things to watch for in camp. The Running Back Race UCLA's record-setting tailback Johnathan Franklin is gone, and there is no heir apparent. Mora has said he will use a "running back by committee" approach with dual-threat quarterback Brett Hundley...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

What to watch as UCLA opens fall camp

UCLA is set to open training camp Wednesday at Cal State San Bernardino. With the season around the corner, here are five things to watch for in camp. The Running Back Race UCLA's record-setting tailback Johnathan Franklin is gone, and there is no heir apparent. Mora has said he will use a "running back by committee" approach with dual-threat quarterback Brett Hundley...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Rookie Running Back Johnathan Franklin Says Tim Tebow Is His Role Model

Based on the Journal Sentinel’s profile on Johnathan Franklin, the Packers rookie running back seems like a pretty interesting fella. He has aspirations to be Mayor of Los Angeles, his favorite foods are macaroni and cheese and collared greens and he enjoys watching tennis greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokavic. Oh, also, his role model is Tim Tebow. Wait, what? That’s right...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Get Bold and Trade Up for Johnathan Franklin

All of a sudden Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is deal-maker as the normally conservative head cheese made his fourth trade of the 2013 NFL Draft today, this time though, he traded up, moving back into the fourth round to select UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. The Packers addressed the running back position yesterday in the second round with the addition of...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Second-Round

by Joe Garcia (Twitter)    Pick     Team            Player                           Position         School  1.  JAC  Geno Smith   QB  West Virginia   2.  SF  Margus Hunt  DE  SMU  Via (KC)  3.  PHI  Jonathan Cyprien   FS  Florida Int.  4.  DET  Menelik Watson ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Sleepers: Johnathan Franklin, Quanterus Smith, and Rogers Gaines

Well, the day is finally here. Today is the beginning of the 2013 NFL Draft. As a NFL nut, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only today with the first round, but I also enjoy the next two days. The later rounds in the draft are much more faster paced, there are many trades, and it is fun to see where my sleeper picks end up. These are the last of my sleepers for the...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Barr skips NFL fame, aiming for Heisman

LOS ANGELES -- This weel, while UCLA is watching the NFL Draft to see where running back Johnathan Franklin goes, whether or not defensive end Datone Jones sneaks into the first round or if tight end Joseph Fauria is the sleeper that he is predicted to be, there will be one key player noticeably absent from Radio City Music Hall: linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr, who's stock took...
Via Fox Sports West
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin Could Be The First RB Taken

Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that “a number of teams” have UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin ranked as the No. 1 running back in this year’s draft class. Pauline adds that Franklin is drawing comparisons to Frank Gore and Doug Martin from NFL evaluators. Jason La Canfora also mentioned that he believes Franklin will be the first running back to come off the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Draft – UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report Profile

The Pittsburgh Steelers had UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin in for a pre draft visit on Thursday, and once again, our scouting buddy Dave-Te' Thomas was kind enough to give us his detailed scouting report profile on him, which you can read below. Make sure to listen to the latest episode of the podcast as we had Thomas on for nearly a full hour talking about the Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring In UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin & TCU WR Josh Boyce For Pre Draft Visits On Thursday

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin and TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce for pre draft visits on Thursday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter Franklin played in 14 games last season, as the senior set a school season-record with 1,734 yards rushing, placing second on the Bruins’ annual chart with 282 carries (6.15 ypc) while running...
Via Steelers Depot
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers To Bring In UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin For Pre Draft Visit On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be looking to draft a running back later this month in NFL draft and Tony Pauline reports Wednesday on Twitter that UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will be making a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday. In his four years at UCLA, Franklin rushed for 4,403 yards on 788 carries and had 31 touchdowns. He also recorded 58 catches...
Via Steelers Depot
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor's defense comes up big in Holiday Bowl win over UCLA

Baylor's defense played its best game of the season when they held then number one ranked Kansas State to 362 yards and 24 points in the Bears 52-24 upset of the Wildcats. Thursday night's performance by the Bears' defense against UCLA might not top beating the number one team in the country, but it wasn't far behind. Baylor took advantage of the Bruins losing two...
Via Turfburner.com
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA vs. Baylor: Which Offense Is More Explosive In Holiday Bowl?

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)LM Otero / Associated Press) Photo: San Antonio Express-News Photo Illustration / SA This game clearly has me jumping for joy with these two sexy squads squaring off in beautiful San Diego. In fact, this game should be so exhilarating that it may remind some of a video game. Tecmo Super Bowl should be the game by definition, but in reality that...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin reflects on time in Westwood

Johnathan Franklin came to UCLA in 2008 as part of a class that featured a crowded backfield. Franklin wasnt even listed as a back of any sort running, tail or otherwise. The Dorsey High product came to UCLA as a safety. In five seasons as a Bruin, Franklin went from an undersized, speedy scatback to a polished and dominant tailback that now holds the schools all-time rushing and...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA at Stanford: Five Things We Learned

Hail to the Cardinal. Hail victory. Hail to the Cardinal, fight for the tree!This may not be the fight song of the Stanford Cardinal, nor the words used for Stanford; but on Friday night down on the Farm they rang true nevertheless.The Stanford Cardinal, ranked No. 8 nationally in the BCS, beat the UCLA Bruins for the second time in less than a week.With their victory in dispatching...
Via Football Nation
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

There CAN be too much analysis

It's said that football is a game of inches. That's supposed to be in reference to the play on the field, not what takes place in the replay booth. Seemingly, as the season has worn on, replay has become a bigger thorn in my side, which I guess is only fitting with Stanford-UCLA playing in the Pac-12 Championship with a Rose Bowl berth on the line. What's irritating...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Stanford vs. UCLA Scouting Preview

In a rematch from just last weekend, a game in which Stanford won convincingly 35-17 over UCLA, this game has a whole new meaning, as the winner heads to the Rose Bowl. In a game loaded with defensive talent, three impressive tight ends, and two bruising running backs, it should be as much of a pro-style college football game as you’ll see this weekend. Johnathan Franklin...
Via Optimum Scouting
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin throat slashes crowd after TD against USC

Johnathan Franklin had a huge day (28 carries, 160 yards and 2 touchdowns) as the UCLA Bruins beat USC in the battle of LA. After scoring the final touchdown for UCLA, Franklin, rightfully so, was given an excessive celebration for his throat slash gesture.
Via Diehardsport
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em RBs

Start 'EmJohnathan Franklin – UCLA at Washington StateGoing to one of the older rules of college fantasy football – if one of your players is up against Wazzu, play ‘em! End of story.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASITodd Gurley – Georgia vs. AuburnThe Auburn defense is down right pathetic and this stud freshman should have not problem running roughshod through it. Expect big...
Via Football Nation
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Daily – Arizona

  Colorado Daily – Arizona November 4th Arizona blown out by UCLA, 66-10 From ESPN … Johnathan Franklin couldn’t stop smiling after becoming UCLA’s career rushing leader. The wide grin wasn’t just about what he accomplished personally Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Franklin gained 162 yards, redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and...
Via CU at the Game
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA destroys Arizona 66-10

Johnathan Franklin couldn't stop smiling after becoming UCLA's career rushing leader. The wide grin wasn't just about what he accomplished personally Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Franklin gained 162 yards, redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 UCLA overwhelmed No. 24 Arizona 66-10 to move into first place in the Pac...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona suffers a 66-10 loss to UCLA

A subdued Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez had no excuses for his team's dismal performance Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. But he admitted to feeling embarrassed. ''I felt we were ready to play tonight, but we weren't,'' Rodriguez said after No. 25 UCLA overwhelmed his 24th-ranked Wildcats 66-10. ''It starts with me and the staff. This does not define...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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