OL Alex Redmond Has Left UCLA Football


Just four days before the Foster Farms Bowl, offensive lineman Alex Redmond has left the UCLA Football program and has signed with an agent.

It came out yesterday that junior offensive lineman Alex Redmond has departed from UCLA Football and is apparently headed for the NFL draft as he has signed with an agent.

Redmond, who was thought to test the waters after the season, has now dove in head first into the NFL Draft conversation, leaving the Bruins a man short on the offensive line.

UCLA is set to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Saturday in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, CA at Levi’s Stadium.

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The timing of Redmond’s decision is very curious seeing as it has come less than a week before UCLA’s final game of 2015. Whether it was based on risk assessment or some other personal factors, it now leaves the Bruins trying to fill the spot he occupied as a guard.

The Bruins have a few options with Kenny Lacy and Poasi Moala, but those options might have limitations as Lacy apparently has a minor injury and Moala has had very little playing time this season.

The UCLA offensive line, though rested since playing their last game on November 28, had been a bit inconsistent towards the end of the regular season. The Bruins were man-handled in their final game in a loss to the USC, 40-21. The Trojans were able to penetrate the Bruin O-line, limiting the Bruin’s run game and disrupting QB Josh Rosen‘s production throughout the game.

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Expect Nebraska to try to emulate that plan, which now looks a bit easier with Redmond’s departure. Stay with Go Joe Bruin as we bring you all the latest news and information leading up to the Foster Farms Bowl.