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Rising sophomore defensive tackle Atonio Mafi started nine of UCLA football's 12 games last season. The Shoreview, California, native recorded 17 total tackles and two tackles for a loss. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football ready to spring with positive outlook on upcoming season

There is a different vibe surrounding the Bruins this spring. Rising sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi said that last season was difficult at times for UCLA football, but he felt a new wave of chemistry come across the team when they came out for spring practices. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore defensive tackle Atonio Mafi started nine of UCLA football's 12 games last season. The Shoreview, California, native recorded 17 total tackles and two tackles for a loss. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore defensive tackle Atonio Mafi started nine of UCLA football's 12 games last season. The Shoreview, California, native recorded 17 total tackles and two tackles for a loss. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia racked up 21 tackles in his first season with UCLA football in 2018. Coach Chip Kelly praised Ogbonnia's intelligence and said he is excited by the underclassman's potential to be a dominant pass rusher for the Bruins. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

As spring practice picks up, football sees potential on both sides of the ball

The Bruins are a quarter of the way through their spring practice schedule, and coach Chip Kelly’s main focus remains on individual player development. Kelly said that while he still holds his team to certain standards and expectations during drills and workouts, he is more interested in seeing his players improve every time they step out onto the practice field. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia racked up 21 tackles in his first season with UCLA football in 2018. Coach Chip Kelly praised Ogbonnia's intelligence and said he is excited by the underclassman's potential to be a dominant pass rusher for the Bruins. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia racked up 21 tackles in his first season with UCLA football in 2018. Coach Chip Kelly praised Ogbonnia's intelligence and said he is excited by the underclassman's potential to be a dominant pass rusher for the Bruins. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly said he is looking forward to seeing what his young players can do during spring practice with an opportunity to impress. The Bruins went 3-9 in Kelly's first season in Westwood in 2018. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Football will rush into spring with new faces, younger lineup on field

UCLA has a number of familiar faces returning for the 2019 season, but coach Chip Kelly said he is looking forward to seeing what some of the new guys can offer this spring. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football coach Chip Kelly said he is looking forward to seeing what his young players can do during spring practice with an opportunity to impress. The Bruins went 3-9 in Kelly's first season in Westwood in 2018. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly said he is looking forward to seeing what his young players can do during spring practice with an opportunity to impress. The Bruins went 3-9 in Kelly's first season in Westwood in 2018. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Football grows in confidence going into second year under Chip Kelly

The Bruins are back on the gridiron. UCLA football held its first of 14 spring practice sessions Tuesday morning, and sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said the team is fired up to be back on the field following a long offseason. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


UCLA football signed three more recruits on National Signing Day on Wednesday. It signed 19 recruits total, and its 2019 class is the No. 7 class in the Pac-12 and the No. 43 class in the country. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Chip Kelly lays groundwork for next football season with 19 recruits

The Bruins have their lowest-rated recruiting class since 2011, but don’t tell that to coach Chip Kelly. “We’re really happy with the guys that we got,” Kelly said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football signed three more recruits on National Signing Day on Wednesday. It signed 19 recruits total, and its 2019 class is the No. 7 class in the Pac-12 and the No. 43 class in the country. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football signed three more recruits on National Signing Day on Wednesday. It signed 19 recruits total, and its 2019 class is the No. 7 class in the Pac-12 and the No. 43 class in the country. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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