Jim Mora on Everett Golson’s transfer: ‘I don’t want mercenaries’

The biggest transfer news of this college football offseason came earlier this week, when former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson transferred to Florida State.

The talented albeit turnover-prone passer will play immediately at FSU, after having submitting a list of 10 schools to the Fighting Irish’s compliance department as his potential destinations. That list, according to ESPN, also included Alabama, South Carolina and UCLA.

But the Bruins weren’t interested in the prospect of landing Golson as a graduate transfer, despite the fact that they are without a game-proven option to replace former three-year starter Brett Hundley.

“We never even talked about it,” head coach Jim Mora said today on the Rich Eisen Show. “I don’t want mercenaries on my team. Continue reading

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Report: Quarterback Everett Golson has UCLA on transfer list

Could UCLA’s quarterback race expand from four contestants to five?

According to ESPN, former Notre Dame signal-caller Everett Golson has included the Bruins on his list of 10 potential transfer destinations, along with Florida State, Alabama and South Carolina. Arguably the most intriguing prospect on the graduate transfer market, Golson could immediately help expand a quarterback-needy offense.

After spring camp, UCLA appears likely to turn to true freshman Josh Rosen behind center over Jerry Neuheisel, Asiantii Woulard and walk-on Mike Fafaul. Only Neuheisel has any significant game experience. Continue reading

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UCLA women’s soccer wins school’s 110th national title

UPDATE: The UCLA women’s soccer team wins its first-ever national championship, giving the school 110 NCAA titles. The No. 2 Bruins defeated top-seeded Florida State, 1-0, on a golden goal by sophomore forward Kodi Lavrusky.

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The No. 2-seeded UCLA women’s soccer team plays top-seeded Florida State for the national title at 12 p.m. PT in Cary, N.C. It would be the Bruins’ first-ever championship, and the 110th overall across UCLA athletics.

The game will be broadcast on ESPNU, as well as online.

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