Tuesday, November 20

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Football addresses shortcomings in play leading up to last three games of season

An appearance in the Pac-12 championship game later this month is still possible for UCLA football, but that’s not the chief motivation for the Bruins. The day-to-day grind – especially after coach Chip Kelly counted 12 missed tackles and six dropped passes against Oregon on Saturday – is more pressing. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football reflects on mistakes in Oregon game for final weeks in season

The Bruins clinched their third straight sub-.500 season with a loss to the Ducks on Saturday. UCLA football’s (2-7, 2-4 Pac-12) year has been defined by inexperience and miscues, with a number of underclassmen getting a majority of the team’s reps; but against Oregon, the problem came from an unexpected source – the special teams unit. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Ducks stomp over Bruins as UCLA football’s mistakes lead to blowout in Oregon

This post was updated Nov. 3 at 10:13 p.m. EUGENE, Ore.—The Bruins had a chance to steal one in Eugene on Saturday night, but miscues in all three phases of the game prevented them from doing so. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Special teams woes result in 14-point halftime deficit for football against Oregon

EUGENE, Ore.—Special teams mistakes defined the Bruins’ first half on Saturday night as they trail 21-7 heading into the locker room. After coming up with a defensive stop on UCLA’s (2-6, 2-3 Pac-12) opening drive, Oregon (5-3, 2-3) opened the scoring with a 56-yard punt return touchdown from defensive back Ugochukwu Amadi. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Chip Kelly will return to the sidelines at Autzen Stadium for the first time since he was the coach for Oregon from 2009-2012. Kelly went 46-7 in his time with the Ducks, winning the 2011 Rose Bowl and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football trains to counter top Oregon players despite uncertainties in lineups

The Ducks and Bruins both have major question marks lingering before they face off in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend. Both UCLA football (2-6, 2-3 Pac-12) and Oregon (5-3, 2-3) have yet to confirm their starting quarterbacks for Saturday, with regular starters freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Justin Herbert sidelined with injuries. Read more...

Photo: Coach Chip Kelly will return to the sidelines at Autzen Stadium for the first time since he was the coach for Oregon from 2009-2012. Kelly went 46-7 in his time with the Ducks, winning the 2011 Rose Bowl and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Chip Kelly will return to the sidelines at Autzen Stadium for the first time since he was the coach for Oregon from 2009-2012. Kelly went 46-7 in his time with the Ducks, winning the 2011 Rose Bowl and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa has missed one game over the past two seasons for UCLA football. Odighizuwa has a career-high three sacks and 21 tackles in seven games this year. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football sees improvement after rearranging offensive line in light of injuries

The Bruins have been shuffling their offensive line like a deck of cards. Junior center Boss Tagaloa moved from the defensive line to the offensive line this offseason, and since he rejoined the team Sept. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa has missed one game over the past two seasons for UCLA football. Odighizuwa has a career-high three sacks and 21 tackles in seven games this year. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa has missed one game over the past two seasons for UCLA football. Odighizuwa has a career-high three sacks and 21 tackles in seven games this year. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Leni Toailoa is one of many players to move up on the depth chart due to injuries at the position this season. Toailoa is currently listed as the third middle linebacker. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Chip Kelly works around multiple injuries, looks to improve tackle game

UCLA lists true freshman Elijah Wade as the primary backup at one of its outside linebacker positions. The backup at the other spot? Also Elijah Wade. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore linebacker Leni Toailoa is one of many players to move up on the depth chart due to injuries at the position this season. Toailoa is currently listed as the third middle linebacker. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Leni Toailoa is one of many players to move up on the depth chart due to injuries at the position this season. Toailoa is currently listed as the third middle linebacker. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


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