CBS Sports makes perfect college football program with UCLA

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) turned the ball over three times in a loss to USC on Saturday, but still had a season that stood as the best for any freshman offensive player in the Pac-12. (Keith Birmingham/Staff)

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) during the UCLA-USC rivalry game last year. (Keith Birmingham/Staff)

CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval constructed his perfect college football program using a combination of elements from current programs. He selected everything about his hypothetical team from the head coach to the game day traditions.

UCLA makes an appearance as Kercheval selects UCLA’s jerseys for his perfect program. In 2017, we’ll see if Under Armour’s jerseys have the same impression.

Share this post:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

Josh Rosen: Sporting News cover boy

There’s 100 days left until UCLA football returns, so the countdown to football season is officially on. Peep UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen on the cover of Sporting News today along with USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Share this post:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

100 days until UCLA kicks off 2016 season

UCLA head coach Jim Mora, late in the second half the Bruins' 42-30 loss to Oregon at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (Keith Birmingham/Staff)

UCLA head coach Jim Mora opens the season with the Bruins against Texas A&M. (Keith Birmingham/Staff)

There are 100 days separating us from the start of the 2016 UCLA football season. Get excited. The Bruins open the year at Kyle Field against Texas A&M on Sept. 3.  

The matchup between the Bruins and Aggies is a game with extremely high stakes, according to ESPN. For Texas A&M, it’s a chance to turn the page on a transition-filled offseason. For UCLA, the Bruins can start the year on a high note after a disappointing end to 2015 and Josh Rosen could get a jump start on his Heisman campaign.

Former UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone now oversees the offense in College Station, where he has a new quarterback in Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight. He’s the projected starter for the Aggies, and is ESPN’s most anticipated nonconference player for the Pac-12.

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin talked about his team with Sports Illustrated, addressing the quarterback change and Mazzone’s influence on the offense.

UCLA head coach Jim Mora is undefeated in season openers at UCLA, beating Rice and Nevada and twice knocking off Virginia. The matchup with the Aggies is a cut above the rest, though, when it comes to Mora’s previous season openers.

Share this post:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

Which college football teams have the best uniforms, according to recruits?

Pick Six Previews conducted an interesting survey with 100 Division I recruits about college football uniforms this week and found that Oregon has the most popular uniforms among recruits. On the flip side, Alabama and Penn State’s more classic looks were considered the worst.

Additionally, the recruits were asked how cool different apparel brands were. Out of Adidas, Nike, Russell Athletic and Under Armour, the swoosh won out. UCLA’s soon-to-be former uniform supplier Adidas finished second, with the school’s new partner Under Armour a close third. Continue reading

Share this post:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

Apparel deals, the NCAA and Josh Rosen

20160524_184615

Amid the hubbub about UCLA’s giant apparel deal, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen again made some news on social media. He posted the attached picture on Instagram mocking the NCAA’s world of amateur sports where money flows freely to everyone but the people playing.

Rosen later deleted the photo from his account, but Jeff Miller with our friends at the OC Register, published a column about the situation, specifically about the issue of paying athletes.

An excerpt:

Whether or not you agree with Rosen’s forum or his timing, I, personally, continue to have a hard time not concurring with his sentiment.

Another big-money victory for college sports marked another bankrupt-inducing defeat for the archaic ideal of the athletes playing college sports.

Share this post:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page