UCLA links: Updated graph of true freshman quarterbacks

Above is an updated version of this graph from two days ago about the progression of true freshman quarterbacks through their careers. I’ve added team win/loss records in the information at the bottom for each player and junior year stats when possible. Miami’s Brad Kaaya is entering his junior year this season.

There was a lot of discussion about Matt Stafford, but I chose to leave him out because he started only eight games in his true freshman year as opposed to the at least 12 for these four particular quarterbacks. Stafford was 6-2 as a true freshman starter in 2006 and Georgia went 9-4 overall that year.


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UCLA links: New customizable jerseys for UCLA football

Our friends at Scout have the lowdown on UCLA’s new jerseys. The football team tweeted a series of photos yesterday of a new look for the home uniform and Scout reports that there’s more than meets the eye.

The jerseys will be customizable to player and position, Scout writes, as head coach Jim Mora played a big part in the redesign:

For instance, quarterback Josh Rosen would be able to get more flexibility in the throwing shoulder of his jersey, or an offensive lineman could get a looser fit around the jersey’s torso, if he preferred.

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UCLA football posts photos of new uniform

This is the last season UCLA teams will be wearing Adidas uniforms, but before the two parties part ways, the apparel company has one last hurrah.

UCLA football tweeted a series of photos (above) Monday evening showing a modified uniform. What do you think of the new look?

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Avoiding sophomore slumps

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) against Virginia Cavaliers in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) against Virginia Cavaliers in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

The UCLA football team returns in 75 days, when the Bruins take the field at College Station against Texas A&M on Sept. 3. It’ll be the start of Josh Rosen’s sophomore season after he was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and a freshman All-America. He passed for 3,670 yards (282.3 per game) and 23 touchdowns to 11 interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes.

Now the question is what Rosen will do next.

To look at what’s already been done in this situation, here are a few notable, recent quarterbacks who started as true freshmen and how their sophomore seasons compared to their rookie campaigns. These quarterbacks started at least 12 games during their freshman seasons, with three of them starting all of their team’s games like Rosen did in his first year.

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Former Bruin Kevin Love celebrates NBA title with Cleveland

Former UCLA Bruin Kevin Love won his first NBA championship Sunday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State 93-89 in an epic Game 7.

Love had nine points and 14 rebounds while playing some clutch defense against Stephen Curry. Here are snapshots of his night, from a late-game defensive stop to the post-game celebration.

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