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UCLA hopes a fondness for chess will help checkmate the competition


Joshua Kelley anticipated his move as he studied the game footage. The linebackers plugged the openings created by the offensive line, producing a conundrum for the running back. Should he cut outside? Crash into the middle of the line? Charge toward a hole that hadn’t materialized? Kelley, UCLA’s star tailback, felt as if he knew what to […]

Long snapper’s unique role requires careful technique and a strong mentality

Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker

Aggressive traps and a stifling attack – that’s how Johnny Den Bleyker said he likes to play chess. Set to graduate a year early and pursue a master’s degree, the junior long snapper for UCLA football has been playing chess since elementary school. He took it up again this offseason when coach Chip Kelly brought in […]

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

Rising sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson

BY SAM CONNON Posted: April 20, 2019 3:03 pm 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. Kelly decided to set up an offense versus defense approach to the game since the Bruins were short on offensive […]