The UCLA Bruins have had trouble getting production out of one of their most talented wide receivers, redshirt sophomore Randall Carroll, even going so far as to move him to defensive backs. They won't have to try any longer. Peter Yoon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.
UCLA has dismissed tight end Raymond Nelson and defensive lineman Wesley Flowers for a violation of team rules while defensive back Randall Carroll was dismissed for failing to meet academic requirements, the school announced Monday after new coach Jim Mora met with the team for the first time.
"At UCLA, we have a high set of standards that we expect every student-athlete to adhere to," Mora said in a statement issued by the school. "Unfortunately, these three gentlemen choose not to do so."
Jim Mora is making an early statement and apparently a huge commitment to culture change in the program. Carroll apparently was not performing up to his duties as a student-athlete on and off the field, which meant the team had to cut ties and start over. These are hopefully the right steps in bring UCLA football in the right direction.
Flowers was not much used at UCLA, so his departure won't be too big a deal. Both Carroll and Flowers join Raymond Nelson on the chopping block for the Bruins football team.
To discuss Carroll, Flowers, Nelson, and the impact of their loss on UCLA football, head to Bruins Nation.