UCLA football season opener moved to Sept. 3

UCLA Bruins helmets during the game against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl in 2014. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

UCLA’s 2017 season opener against Texas A&M has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 3. The game, which was previously scheduled for Sept. 2, will kick off at either 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. PT at the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins start spring camp April 4 with a revamped offensive coaching staff trying to bounce back from their disappointing 4-8 2016 season.

Here’s UCLA’s updated football schedule, with a look at the spring practice schedule.

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UCLA football links: Bruins host scouts at Pro Day

UCLA tight end and fullback Nate Iese runs an agility drill in front of NFL scouts during UCLA’s pro day for NFL draft prospects in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

For the 12 UCLA seniors who didn’t get invited to the NFL Combine, Tuesday’s Pro Day was the biggest job interview of their lives.

“This is their Combine,” head coach Jim Mora said.

UCLA hosted its annual Pro Day on Tuesday, welcoming scouts and coaches from all 32 NFL teams, as 17 outgoing seniors worked out to improve their draft stocks. Former UCLA running back Jordan James and punter Matt Mengal also participated in the workout.

Wide receiver Kenneth Walker III had a good day, showing off his impressive speed (some scouts clocked his 40-yard dash in the 4.2-second range) and make a number of good catches in rainy conditions. Despite slipping a few times on the slick turf, linebacker Cameron Judge was approached by an Atlanta Falcon scout after the linebackers drills and was commended on his performance. Judge was also thrilled with his 40-yard dash time that was clocked in the low 4.5-second range.

More from Pro Day

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UCLA Pro Day: Jayon Brown, Eddie Vanderdoes, Takkarist McKinley

Linebacker Jayon Brown talks about UCLA’s Pro Day and improving on his 40-yard dash.

Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes talks about dropping nearly 40 pounds since last summer, his health and his path to the NFL.

Defensive end Takkarist McKinley talks about his recent shoulder surgery, watching Pro Day from the sideline and getting ready for the NFL Draft.

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UCLA lands second 2018 commit, Bishop Amat DL Aaron Maldonado

Bishop Amat defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado announced his verbal commitment to UCLA on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect was the Mission League Defensive MVP as a junior last year. He also had offers from Hawai’i, Cal, BYU and Boise State and is a three-star recruit, according to Scout.com.

Maldonado is UCLA’s second commitment for the 2018 class, joining safety Jhevon Hill.

The defensive lineman’s junior-year highlights:

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