UCLA football training camp day 12: Maturity on special teams

Austin Kent, pictured against Washington State in 2016, said is battling with walk-on Stefan Flintoft for the starting punting job. (Young Kwak/The Associated Press)

Austin Kent can now smile at his infamous minus-1-yard punt. At least a little bit.

The sophomore punter is more relaxed and mature this season as he battles with redshirt junior Stefan Flintoft for the starting job.

“I was kicking to not mess up instead of going out there and kicking to have fun,” Kent said of last year.

More on the punting battle and kicker J.J. Molson.

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Marvin Bagley III chooses Duke over UCLA, USC

Sierra Canyon’s Marvin Bagley III committed to Duke on Monday. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

After a delayed announcement on SportsCenter, Marvin Bagley III said he will reclassify to the 2017 class and play at Duke on Monday. The Sierra Canyon star who was the No. 1 recruit in the 2018 class had whittled his choices down to the Blue Devils, UCLA and USC.

More on Bagley’s commitment.

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