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Josh Rosen is chosen as UCLA's starting quarterback

It didn’t come as shocking news, but it was finally delivered as official news. Freshman Josh Rosen was named UCLA’s starting quarterback Wednesday.

Coach Jim Mora met with the team’s quarterbacks in the morning and made the announcement in the afternoon, after practice.

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St. John Bosco coach responds to Jim Mora's practice drama

It was earlier this week when UCLA Coach Jim Mora engaged in a little conversation with freshman quarterback Josh Rosen.

"You're not at ... Bellflower St. John Bosco," Mora screamed. "That's why you have not been named the starter."

And there was this after Mora didn't appreciate one of Rosen's throws: "Go back to Bosco and beat some more [bad] teams."

I was wondering what St.

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UCLA suspends assistant football coach Adrian Klemm

UCLA has suspended assistant coach Adrian Klemm for the first two games of the upcoming season, the school announced Friday evening.

Klemm, the Bruins' offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, was suspended with pay for spring practice and the recruiting season as UCLA self-reported and investigated alleged NCAA rules violations.

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UCLA freshman running back Bolu Olorunfunmi hammers away

The freshman on offense who has been the most impressive during UCLA’s training camp has not been quarterback Josh Rosen.

Bolu Olorunfunmi, a running back from Clovis West High, has played his way into the picture. At 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, he has a low center of gravity that allows him to batter would-be tacklers with his shoulder while picking up more yards.

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UCLA Coach Jim Mora explains his intensity at practice

UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he told his team something that it probably didn’t take a UCLA education to figure out.

“I told them after practice, am I an ass—? Yeah ... out here I am,” Mora said.

Being an overly intense person -- or whatever socially unacceptable word you want to attach -- seems to be part of the football coaching job description. And Mora does get an A-plus in it.

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UCLA football: Bruins defensive backs follow the leader

Things were going so well for the UCLA secondary Wednesday that even defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin intercepted a pass.

Defensive back Ishmael Adams lost his footing during a one-on-one drill, with the pass deflecting off his leg. Martin dived to snag the ball.

“I’ll be in the training room all day tomorrow,” Martin said.

It was a harbinger of things to come.

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