UCLA student volunteers to be hit by linebacker Myles Jack

Danny Siegel is running to join UCLA’s student government. Along the way, Danny Siegel came up with the best/worst idea ever: take a hit from Myles Jack.

Currently campaigning to be a USAC general representative, Siegel — 5-foot-8, 160 pounds — decided the best way to get his name out there was to film himself getting obliterated by someone more than 70 pounds heavier.

See the results in the video above.

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Report: UCLA out of running for five-star wing Jaylen Brown

UCLA’s 2015 recruiting class might be already be complete.

The Bruins’ biggest remaining target was five-star wing Jaylen Brown, a player who could have elevated the roster after it lost out on center Stephen Zimmerman. According to Bruin Report Online, however, Brown has cut UCLA from his list of potential schools.

This is one of the few indications of Brown’s future, which the Georgia native has kept close to his vest throughout his recruitment. Ranked the top overall recruit in 2015 by Scout.com, and No. 2 by Rivals, Brown announced eight finalists earlier this month.

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi said last Tuesday that Brown’s destination “could be be Cal or it could be Michigan,” but Brown said a day later that he had not cut his list.

UCLA’s incoming recruiting haul currently consists of four-star guards Aaron Holiday and Prince Ali, three-star forward Alex Olesinski, and JUCO transfer big man Ikenna Okwarabizie.

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Jim Mora: UCLA no closer to naming a starting quarterback

» UCLA head coach Jim Mora talked after UCLA’s final spring practice on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, and immediately quashed the biggest question of the Bruins’ offseason: Who will be the new starting quarterback?

“I don’t think we’re any closer to a decision than we were when we started spring,” he said, with more or less a straight face. And he isn’t planning to name one until the season-opening kickoff against Virginia on Sept. 5.

Regardless of what happened through four weeks of spring practice, the coaching staff has consistently insisted that no hierarchy has emerged among the four candidates vying to be Brett Hundley’s successor. On Saturday at the Rose Bowl, all four got 11-on-11 reps. Jerry Neuheisel and Josh Rosen ran with the first-string, while Asiantii Woulard and Mike Fafaul got their chances with the second string.

Rosen subbed in for 11-on-11s more than an hour into practice, and completed his first five passes. His sixth was a nice-looking 35-yard pass to Logan Sweet, but cornerback Marcus Rios reached over and tipped it away at the last second. He eventually finished 13 of 17 with two touchdowns and an interception on the day, with the pick going to Johnny Johnson.

As has been the case at times this spring, Rosen didn’t look as sharp during seven-on-sevens. He missed a couple of back-to-back swing passes to Paul Perkins, one thrown slightly too far ahead and the other thrown too low.

» Instead of running a real, live scrimmage like it did last spring at the StubHub Center, UCLA opted for what was essentially a regular practice. When Mora announced that decision to the team on Monday, not everyone was excited. Continue reading

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