Jim Mora on Rich Eisen Show: Will it be Manziel or Brady for Rosen’s future?

UCLA head coach Jim Mora stopped by the Rich Eisen Show to talk about plenty of things including his experience at the NFL Draft, Myles Jack and Josh Rosen.

Of Rosen, Mora said that if his quarterback had been in the draft this year, the soon-to-be sophomore would have been the best signal-caller available and “he would have gone first.”

“I know that is really a strong statement for a true freshman,” Mora continued. “I’ve been around Peyton (Manning) when he was that age. I can’t remember ever seeing anybody at his age with the arm talent, the intelligence, the decision making, the drive, the passion and the ability he has.” Continue reading

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Softball hosts L.A. Regional

UCLA senior Allexis Bennett was the Pac-12 batting champion this season. (Photo by Don Liebig/ASUCLA)

UCLA senior Allexis Bennett was the Pac-12 batting champion this season. (Photo by Don Liebig/ASUCLA)

The UCLA softball team opens postseason play at home this weekend as the 12th-seeded Bruins host the Los Angeles Regional.

The Bruins face Cal State Bakersfield on Friday at 6 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton are the other two teams in the regional bracket and play the opening round match at 3 p.m.

Here’s a preview for the tournament, focused on UCLA’s tumultuous nonconference slate and how it strengthened the team for a chance at back-to-back Women’s College World Series berths.  Continue reading

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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero named one of most powerful in Southern California sports

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The Southern California News Group is continuing its list of the 50 most powerful people in Southern California sports, and UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero is the latest person with UCLA ties to make the cut.

Guerrero checks in at No. 24 this year, moving up four spots from his No. 28 position last year, after overseeing major construction on athletic facilities this year.

Other UCLA names on the list so far:

See the full list here.

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UCLA football links: Josh Rosen as Heisman sleeper?

Josh Rosen talks to yhe media during spring camp. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

Josh Rosen talks to the media during spring camp. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

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Jerry Neuheisel playing professional football in Japan

Jerry Neuheisel is the only UCLA quarterback with significant game experience, but few consider him the favorite to win the starting spot. (Andy Holzman/Staff)

After playing at UCLA, Jerry Neuheisel moved to Japan and is now playing professionally with the Obic Seagulls. (Andy Holzman/Staff)

The eight former UCLA players who were drafted in this year’s NFL Draft and the four more who signed as undrafted free agents aren’t the only former Bruins embarking on professional football careers right now.

Former UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel is currently playing professionally in Japan’s Obic Seagulls after he passed on his final year of eligibility with the Bruins.

The Japan Times caught up with Neuheisel after he played a spring tournament game this past weekend against the All-Mitsubishi Lions. He tossed a 67-yard touchdown pass on his first play, but also threw two interceptions during the game.

He told The Japan Times that he was “pleasantly surprised” with the talent in Japan after only a few weeks of practice, adding that it’s “second to none.”

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