UCLA announces kickoff time for game against BYU

Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and quarterback Josh Rosen talk over a drill during spring practice. (Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze)

Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and quarterback Josh Rosen talk over a drill during spring practice. (Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze)

Make sure to drink some coffee on Sept. 17.

UCLA announced Thursday that its game at BYU is scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. PDT kickoff that Saturday and will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

UCLA football games with announced kickoff times so far (all times in PDT):

  • Sept. 3 at Texas A&M, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)
  • Sept. 10 vs. UNLV, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
  • Sept. 17 at BYU, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
  • Nov. 3 at Colorado, 6 p.m. (FS1)

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Details of Jim Mora’s contract extension

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

Earlier this month, Jim Mora signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the UCLA football program through the 2021 season. The terms of the two-year extension, obtained by the Daily News on Thursday, deal mostly with added bonuses and an adjusted scale for buyouts to accommodate the coach’s longer tenure.

Mora can earn up to $1.065 million per year in bonuses, which is an additional $135,000 compared to the extension the head coach signed in 2014. He can now earn $25,000 if UCLA finishes in the top 10 of the AP poll and an additional $25,000 if the Bruins finish in the top 5.

If UCLA excels in the classroom, the contract extension states Mora can earn up to $145,000 in bonuses, based on graduation rates and the NCAA’s academic progress rate. It’s a much larger bonus for academic success than the total $50,000 offered in the previous contract.

Note: There seems to be a mathematical error in the contract (see attached PDF below). If you add up the cumulative parts of the academic bonuses, they only equal $135,000 instead of the stated $145,000. Continue reading

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JUCO OL Ronald Rudd commits to UCLA

UCLA picked up its fifth commit in the 2017 class as junior college offensive lineman Ronald Rudd III tweeted his pledge to the Bruins on Monday morning.

The 6-foot-7, 305-pound offensive tackle from Chaffey College spoke to Rivals’ Edward Lewis about the commitment, saying he doesn’t plan to visit other schools now. He chose UCLA over Missouri, Louisville, Baylor and Arizona State, among others.

For the 2017 class, the Bruins also have verbal commitments from defensive ends Jaelan Phllips and Hunter Echols, offensive lineman Kanan Ray and defensive back Jeffrey Manning.

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Bleacher Report names Rose Bowl best stadium in college football

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Bleacher Report has the Rose Bowl as the No. 1 stadium in college football. Along with its connection to UCLA, the Rose Bowl, of course, hosts the “Granddaddy of Them All.”

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UCLA gets commitment from three-star DB Jeffrey Manning

Bellflower High School cornerback/receiver Jeffrey Manning tweeted his commitment to UCLA on Thursday morning. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound three-star recruit is UCLA’s fourth commit in the class of 2017.

Scout talked to Manning about the commitment, saying he chose UCLA because of the school’s tradition and his relationship with defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin.

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