Wednesday, June 26

Tight end Caleb Wilson racked up 965 yards and four touchdowns for UCLA football last season, leading NCAA tight ends in both receptions and yards. Wilson was selected 254th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Liz Ketcham, Assistant Photo editor)

Caleb Wilson goes pro with Arizona Cardinals, becomes Mr. Irrelevant of 2019 draft

Caleb Wilson had to wait until the last possible second. The former UCLA football tight end was picked 254th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday, making him this year’s Mr. Read more...

Photo: Tight end Caleb Wilson racked up 965 yards and four touchdowns for UCLA football last season, leading NCAA tight ends in both receptions and yards. Wilson was selected 254th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Liz Ketcham, Assistant Photo editor)

Tight end Caleb Wilson racked up 965 yards and four touchdowns for UCLA football last season, leading NCAA tight ends in both receptions and yards. Wilson was selected 254th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Liz Ketcham, Assistant Photo editor)

Rising sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 12-of-16 through the air in UCLA football’s annual spring game Saturday. Thompson-Robinson appeared in 10 of the Bruins’ 12 games last season and is expected to be the team’s starter in 2019. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

New ideas, changes see light in UCLA football’s second spring game under Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly tried something new in his second spring game with the Bruins. Team blue defeated team white 3-0 in UCLA football’s annual spring game Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 12-of-16 through the air in UCLA football’s annual spring game Saturday. Thompson-Robinson appeared in 10 of the Bruins’ 12 games last season and is expected to be the team’s starter in 2019. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 12-of-16 through the air in UCLA football’s annual spring game Saturday. Thompson-Robinson appeared in 10 of the Bruins’ 12 games last season and is expected to be the team’s starter in 2019. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Rising redshirt junior defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa picked up three sacks and six tackles for loss for UCLA football in 2018. The Bruins ranked 118th in the country in sacks with 15 across 12 games. (Lauren Mann/Daily Bruin)

As spring game approaches, UCLA football emphasizes continued improvement

The Bruins have pushed themselves this spring. Saturday will mark coach Chip Kelly’s second spring game with UCLA football, and the first time he’ll be running one with athletes who have played a full season under him. Read more...

Photo: Rising redshirt junior defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa picked up three sacks and six tackles for loss for UCLA football in 2018. The Bruins ranked 118th in the country in sacks with 15 across 12 games. (Lauren Mann/Daily Bruin)

Rising redshirt junior defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa picked up three sacks and six tackles for loss for UCLA football in 2018. The Bruins ranked 118th in the country in sacks with 15 across 12 games. (Lauren Mann/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Manoa – who logged 25 tackles in 12 games last season – said the Bruins are looking to improve on the team’s 15 total sacks last season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Football fosters versatility of players in preparation for new season

A year ago, Jaylen Erwin was enrolled in Hutchinson Community College. But after two seasons with the Blue Dragons, the wideout decided it was time for a change. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Manoa – who logged 25 tackles in 12 games last season – said the Bruins are looking to improve on the team’s 15 total sacks last season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Manoa – who logged 25 tackles in 12 games last season – said the Bruins are looking to improve on the team’s 15 total sacks last season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Rising senior linebacker Lokeni Toailoa became a starter when the Bruins were hit by injuries in the preseason. Toailoa racked up 32 tackles last year. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Linebacker options improve as football recovers from season impeded by injuries

The Bruins are getting healthier at linebacker, which means coach Chip Kelly is going to have plenty of options as the season approaches. UCLA football suffered multiple losses at the position in August, including season-ending injuries to rising redshirt senior Josh Woods and rising redshirt junior Je’Vari Anderson. Read more...

Photo: Rising senior linebacker Lokeni Toailoa became a starter when the Bruins were hit by injuries in the preseason. Toailoa racked up 32 tackles last year. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Rising senior linebacker Lokeni Toailoa became a starter when the Bruins were hit by injuries in the preseason. Toailoa racked up 32 tackles last year. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

The Pac-12 is the only Power Five conference to run its own independent television station, while its peers have relied on Fox Sports and ESPN to runs their programming for them. DirecTV and Verizon Fios customers cannot get access to the Pac-12 Network. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Un-Connon Opinions: Pac-12 mayhem demonstrates larger institutional incompetence

It’s been said time and time again, but I think that’s for a good reason – it’s true. The Pac-12 is a mess. And “mess” is a bit of an understatement. Read more...

Photo: The Pac-12 is the only Power Five conference to run its own independent television station, while its peers have relied on Fox Sports and ESPN to runs their programming for them. DirecTV and Verizon Fios customers cannot get access to the Pac-12 Network. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The Pac-12 is the only Power Five conference to run its own independent television station, while its peers have relied on Fox Sports and ESPN to runs their programming for them. DirecTV and Verizon Fios customers cannot get access to the Pac-12 Network. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Rising sophomore Martell Irby appeared in all 12 games for UCLA football as a freshman last season while splitting time between running back and special teams. Irby carried the ball 45 times for 191 yards and a touchdown. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Running back duo hopes to fill big shoes as they progress from bench

Thunder and lightning. Cars and traffic. Peanut butter and jelly. Many everyday objects come in pairs, intended or unintended. In a sense, so do people – like Martell Irby and Kazmeir Allen. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore Martell Irby appeared in all 12 games for UCLA football as a freshman last season while splitting time between running back and special teams. Irby carried the ball 45 times for 191 yards and a touchdown. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Rising sophomore Martell Irby appeared in all 12 games for UCLA football as a freshman last season while splitting time between running back and special teams. Irby carried the ball 45 times for 191 yards and a touchdown. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)