The UCLA Football program self-penalized themselves in light of Adrian Klemm’s recruiting violations, which includes the coach missing the first two games of the season.
It seems as though the three months that UCLA Offensive Line Coach Adrian Klemm served as punishment for violating NCAA recruiting regulations will not be enough. Klemm was previously suspended with pay back in March by the Bruins. In June he was reinstated by UCLA as the investigation into his violation continued.
Today, the football program announced that Klemm would additionally miss the first two games of the up-coming season as well as additional penalties. This past spring, the Bruins reduced recruiting days by 10 and will cut out two official visits next year.
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Though the Bruins have self-reported and self-imposed punishment, the case is still being reviewed by the NCAA and is unknown if UCLA will receive any additional penalties.
Klemm missing these first two games is a big deal. Though he will remain practicing with the team, he will miss the season opener on Sept. 5 at the Rose Bowl against Virginia, and the game at UNLV on Sept. 12.
With UCLA having a new quarterback under center this season, it is imperative that the Bruins maintain consistency and solidarity to start the season on the line. Though they will have senior leadership and help from the rest of the defensive coaching staff, not having Klemm around could be a blow to the Bruins.