UCLA Football: OC Noel Mazzone Hospitalized


UCLA Football Offensive Coordiantor Noel Mazzone was hospitalized on Monday and is questionable for the Foster Farms Bowl.

The offensive game plan for the UCLA Football team for the Foster Farms Bowl is up in the air right now as news came out that OC Noel Mazzone has been hospitalized. According to Jack Wang of InsideSoCal.com, it was stated that Mazzone was taken in for a blood clot in his lung.

It is unknown how long Mazzone will be out or even if he will be ready for UCLA Football’s bowl game in the Bay Area the day after Christmas.

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UCLA had issued a statement about the situation with Mazzone of Tuesday night, but went no further than stating that the four-year Bruin offensive coordinator is “resting comfortably” and “in good spirits”.

If the Bruins do not get Mazzone back for the Foster Farms Bowl, it is unsure who will take over play-calling duties, whether it is offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, QB coach Taylor Mazzone, WR coach Eric Yarber, RB coach Kennedy Polamalu or even Head Coach Jim Mora.

Wang had quoted UCLA football senior wide receiver Jordan Payton in regards to the situation, “Our coaches are holding it together. They’re doing a great job right now just patching things up, keeping the offense rolling.”

Though if this is the case, expect the elder Mazzone to have a base plan ready for Nebraska.

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Although signs indicate that Mazzone could be back in time, which at this point, is what the Bruins need to end on a high note after their regular season finale loss to the USC Trojans which cost them a shot at the Pac-12 Championship.