Tuesday, June 25

In light of Jim Mora lawsuit, criticism emerges against football coach Chip Kelly

Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

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A few former Bruins have been taking some parting shots at coach Chip Kelly. After three UCLA football alumni sued former coach Jim Mora in May for his role in their career-ending injuries, a handful of other Bruins have taken to social media to turn the conversation to Kelly.


Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)
In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).

Rising-junior outfielder Garrett Mitchell will spend his summer competing for the USA National Collegiate Team. He is among the 21 Bruins who are slated to participate in summer league action across the nation. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Rising-junior outfielder Garrett Mitchell will spend his summer competing for the USA National Collegiate Team. He is among the 21 Bruins who are slated to participate in summer league action across the nation. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Jaylen Hands was picked No. 56 overall after leading the Pac-12 with 6.1 assists per game. Hands became the fourth second-rounder out of UCLA over the last three seasons. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Jaylen Hands was picked No. 56 overall after leading the Pac-12 with 6.1 assists per game. Hands became the fourth second-rounder out of UCLA over the last three seasons. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball coach Mike Cronin will make his debut as a Bruin in an exhibition game against Stanislaus State on Oct. 30. UCLA will play 13 nonconference games before starting Pac-12 play. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)
UCLA men’s basketball coach Mike Cronin will make his debut as a Bruin in an exhibition game against Stanislaus State on Oct. 30. UCLA will play 13 nonconference games before starting Pac-12 play. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)


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