Saturday, July 21

Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Burton was responsible for both of the white teams' touchdowns Saturday. He scored one through the air, and then ran in the second himself on a read-option play. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football plays first spring game under Chip Kelly

The inaugural UCLA football spring game of the Chip Kelly era is in the books as the white team defeated the blue team 16-10 on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Burton was responsible for both of the white teams' touchdowns Saturday. He scored one through the air, and then ran in the second himself on a read-option play. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Burton was responsible for both of the white teams' touchdowns Saturday. He scored one through the air, and then ran in the second himself on a read-option play. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Rising senior running back Soso Jamabo and UCLA football will take the field for the first time under coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. Jamabo ran for 446 yards and six touchdowns last season. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Football team hangs out off field, welcomes new teammates for upcoming season

Saturdays are for the boys, and Sundays are for the offensive linemen. At least, that’s the case for UCLA football. The offensive linemen spend most of their time in the trenches on the football field, so off the field, they opt for bonding events at more relaxing locations. Read more...

Photo: Rising senior running back Soso Jamabo and UCLA football will take the field for the first time under coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. Jamabo ran for 446 yards and six touchdowns last season. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Rising senior running back Soso Jamabo and UCLA football will take the field for the first time under coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. Jamabo ran for 446 yards and six touchdowns last season. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Health concerns lead to uncertainties about football’s spring game format

Chip Kelly remained unsure on the status of this weekend’s UCLA football spring game before Tuesday morning’s practice. “We’re hopeful,” the coach said. “I’ve always wanted to play a game, but we won’t be able to determine that until after (practice on) Thursday.” The reason for uncertainty revolves around the Bruins’ lack of depth at a handful of positions due to health concerns. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Rising redshirt sophomore Jordan Wilson is one of three tight ends expected to be heavily utilized by Chip Kelly this season. Wilson recorded 155 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA football eager to utilize powerhouse trio of tight ends

Chip Kelly’s offenses at Oregon were known for their breakneck tempo between plays and for overwhelming defenses with blazing-fast athletes. In Philadelphia, he relied heavily on similar spread and run/pass option schemes while emphasizing tight ends in the passing game since NFL defenses were much speedier. Read more...

Photo: Rising redshirt sophomore Jordan Wilson is one of three tight ends expected to be heavily utilized by Chip Kelly this season. Wilson recorded 155 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Rising redshirt sophomore Jordan Wilson is one of three tight ends expected to be heavily utilized by Chip Kelly this season. Wilson recorded 155 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Kolton Miller is in line to be one of UCLA's next pro offensive lineman –  joining a deep history of Bruins to make it to football's highest level at that position – but the 2019 offensive line picture is still unclear. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

As UCLA linemen head for NFL draft, Chip Kelly orchestrates challenging turnover

UCLA football boasts a rich history along the offensive line. The program, which churned out three All-Americans on the line in the 1990′s, has seen at least one lineman selected in the NFL draft in three of the past four years. Read more...

Photo: Kolton Miller is in line to be one of UCLA's next pro offensive lineman – joining a deep history of Bruins to make it to football's highest level at that position – but the 2019 offensive line picture is still unclear. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kolton Miller is in line to be one of UCLA's next pro offensive lineman –  joining a deep history of Bruins to make it to football's highest level at that position – but the 2019 offensive line picture is still unclear. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The graduation of former UCLA football cornerback Jaleel Wadood has left a vacant starting job in the secondary. Rising sophomore Quentin Lake, son of former Bruin, Carnell Lake, is one of the early candidates to fill in at the position. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Defensive back Quentin Lake looks to fill Jaleel Wadood’s shoes in starting lineup

Jaleel Wadood unmistakably brought flair to UCLA’s defensive backfield. The safety coined the Bruins’ “Fours Up” slogan, and on game days, he struck a pose or celebrated after each pass he broke up and nearly all of his tackles, regardless of field position or score. Read more...

Photo: The graduation of former UCLA football cornerback Jaleel Wadood has left a vacant starting job in the secondary. Rising sophomore Quentin Lake, son of former Bruin, Carnell Lake, is one of the early candidates to fill in at the position. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

The graduation of former UCLA football cornerback Jaleel Wadood has left a vacant starting job in the secondary. Rising sophomore Quentin Lake, son of former Bruin, Carnell Lake, is one of the early candidates to fill in at the position. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)