UCLA Football: 3 Stats From 2012 That Need Improvement In 2013

In less than 100 days, UCLA will begin its most anticipated football season in awhile. For the first time in what seems like awhile, multiple players on this UCLA team have been tabbed as preseason All-Americans—in Brett Hundley, Anthony Barr and Xavier Su'a-Filo—while the squad possesses two bona fide Heisman candidates in Barr and Hundley. […]

UCLA Football: Defense Will Survive Without Odighizuwa

If you've missed the news, UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa — or "Owa" to the casual UCLA fan — has been ruled out for the 2013-14 football season due to hip surgery. Obviously, this is a huge blow to a UCLA defense that's going to be, for the most part, young and raw, a team […]

UCLA Football: On Jim Mora and the Sophomore Slump

On April 27, fans will get to take another offseason look at the second year under UCLA head coach Jim Mora. The first spring game was met with curiousity, skepticism, scrutiny, and perhaps cautious optimism. This year? It's all optimism. And that's too bad. Because while UCLA football is clearly headed in the right direction, […]

UCLA Football: Adrian Klemm Isn’t Very Pleased With His Offensive Line

Perhaps one of UCLA's biggest areas of weakness last year was the offensive line. Indeed, the Bruins' offensive line finished in the bottom-10 in sacks allowed, letting their QB get hammered 3.5 times per game. (And if you want to attribute that to UCLA just playing a more uptempo game, note that Hundley was sacked […]

UCLA Football: A Look At Pitt RB Rushel Shell, Who May Transfer To UCLA

If you didn't know, UCLA football is currently thin as hell at running back, thanks to the departure of perhaps the greatest ball-carrier in UCLA history in Johnathan Franklin. Franklin leaves behind a running back corps filled with talent but riddled by inexperience. And while that won't get alleviated immediately, it's not as if the […]

UCLA Should Retire Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 Across All Men’s Sports

The number 42. It's an iconic number, one that's revered by many and hated by none. No professional baseball player is allowed to wear it, and it's also a freaking movie. All this caused by Jackie Robinson, the man who changed baseball forever. Indeed, every Major League Baseball team retired Robinson's number for his contributions […]

UCLA Football: Jim Mora Thinks Anthony Barr Deserves Heisman Hype, But Does He?

If you're one of those jackwagons that reads titles and opening sentences before reading the entire post, then let me answer the question posed in said title for your low-attention-span butt: Yes, of course UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr deserves preseason Heisman consideration. Coming off a wildly successful 2012 season, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr has […]

UCLA Football: First Spring Practice Notes From Around The Web

UCLA football has now become the dominant topic in Westwood, and for good reason – it's time for spring football, and with all the narratives and uncertainties surrounding the Bruins (there aren't that many, but still), this spring will be one to keep your eye on. But while we're all UCLA football nuts, your humble […]

UCLA Football Spring Practice 2013: A Primer

It's officially football season.  UCLA football begins spring practice on Tuesday at 7 a.m., meaning absolutely no one will go without ingesting at least five cups of coffee.  Last season, fans came out in full force, filling Spaulding Field for over three-quarters of all practices. Back then, no one knew if Jim Mora would be […]

UCLA Football Spring Practice 2013: A Plea For Another Open QB Competition

UCLA football's spring practice is right around the corner. When the calendars flip to April, basketball will be pushed aside in favor of Jim Mora's hard-hittin' UCLA Bruins. And entering spring ball, countless narratives will be fleshed out for preparation. Questions about the running back will be prominent, and eagerness to watch freshmen Kylie Fitts […]

UCLA Football: 2013 Spring Practice Date And Times Announced

UCLA football's spring practices are right around the corner, and UCLA fans will get a good look at the team due to all practices being open to the public.  Edward Lewis of Rivals handed down to us via Twitter that UCLA announced its spring practice and spring game date and times. The full schedule, via […]

2014 UCLA Football Recruiting: A Look At 4-Star DT Khairi Clark

  With the UCLA football season in a bit of a dead period in March — well before the NFL draft and spring practices occur, and well after the madness that was National Signing Day — Bruin Blue Digest will take a look at some prospects on UCLA's big board for the 2014 recruiting season.  […]