Brett Hundley cutting off social media

Don’t bother tweeting Brett Hundley for at least another week. UCLA’s star quarterback has sworn off all social media for spring practice.

“Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter — everything,” he said. “I’m dying, man. I’m dying.”

The rising redshirt sophomore said he did the same last spring and summer, but has also enlisted some teammates to join him in staying off those sites. Freshman Eldridge Massington, an early enrollee, has already broken the pact.

Hundley admits that it’s not easy; sometimes he finds himself clicking on the Twitter icon simply out of pure habit.

“It’s showing dividends,” he said. “I think it clears your mind, no distractions, and lets you focus on football, school and the things outside electronics and what other people are saying.”

He added that this spring, the Bruins have been able to run through spring camp more smoothly. Many have noted that second-year head coach Jim Mora isn’t quite as hard on them as he was when he first arrived; Hundley believes the “bad habits” the team had that year have since been broken.

As for his own personal development, the 6-foot-3 signal-caller is focusing more on precise areas of his game.

“My last offseason was more about footwork and fundamentals and knowing the offense,” he said. “Every time you get better at something, you’ve got to find more detailed things to improve on.”

“Now, you may not see me running back and forth and dropping the whole field on my footwork, but now you may see me work on the little things.”

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  • Mark

    In what universe is it “news” that Brett is cutting down social media? It might be news if there was some deeper consequence of using social media. Does it take time away from studying the play book or his classes? Is he withering under criticism? Or getting a big head from too much praise? Getting caught up with agents?

    But congratulations on burying the lead! Readers here are much more interested in Hundley’s improvement as a QB. One would also be curious about what he thinks of the shoddy OL we’ve been reading about. Now poor Jack will have to do reporting the old fashioned way instead of waiting for the tweets to roll in.

  • Hank

    Wow… I feel so old. I don’t have accounts or use any of those things. Let alone, never even heard of Snapchat.

  • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

    Getting too big for his britches. He hasn’t done anything yet.

    • ThaiMex

      I agree nubsie….He beat an OVER RATED # 1 team, with a Q.B. who came back for some UN finished business, late in the season, and finished as the top team in the Pac 12 South Division. How’d you condoms do?

      • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

        Go Ducks. Go Trees. Yap yap beans. 1/2 NC. Laughable.

        • maze949

          Classy post. “Beans”…so clever.

          • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

            Thanks maze9O9

        • Mike

          How many NC’s did Chip Kelley win with those roasted ducks? 0 right lol. You cheat and still lose hahaha.

    • kitchenslave

      Are the britches bigger in Hesperia?

  • Jose_breath

    Standard Heisman 101. Hundley is clearly on his way and knows what he has to do!

  • Bigwoof1

    Several of the frequent contributors to this blog would be better off with something cut off.

    • Sam C

      Amen Woofie and I don’t mean cutting off access to this blog.