Receiver Devin Lucien decides to transfer out of UCLA

Receiver Devin Lucien has left the UCLA football program, head coach Jim Mora confirmed on Tuesday morning.

“He’s decided to go a different direction,” Mora said. “I thought I knew what that direction was, but as of this morning I don’t know.”

Lucien, who would have been a redshirt senior, is expected to graduate and attempt to transfer. The former Crespi Carmelite standout often impressed during the Bruins’ offseason and preseason camps, but never became a consistent contributor in the receiving corps. Continue reading

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Devin Lucien dedicates season to mother, diagnosed with breast cancer

At the end of his interview session on Tuesday, UCLA receiver Devin Lucien looked into the cameras and offered a heartfelt dedication to his mother, Trina Matthews — who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I’m trying to keep it down, but number one, I wanted to thank everybody for all their support when I was in the hospital,” Lucien said. “And I want to thank everybody for what they’ve been talking about my mom. You know, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, so — trying not to get soaked up — that’s been a lot. And this season is dedicated for moms, point blank.

“And that’s another reason for the (hair)do, because it’s really about to go down and people aren’t understanding — let me look at all the cameras when I say that.”

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Devin Lucien doesn’t care what Greyson Lambert thinks of UCLA defense

Maybe it’s because he’s never started a game before, but Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert missed a memo.

Slated to start behind center against UCLA on Saturday, the redshirt sophomore laid down some Grade-A chalkboard material this week when asked about the Bruins — who return eight starters to a defense ranked 35th nationally in opponent scoring, and add a potential star in defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa after a year off due to hip surgeries.

“We’ve been going up guys on our defense every day in practice that are just as good, or better,” Lambert told the Daily Press on Monday. Continue reading

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