UCLA assistant football coach Adrian Klemm has been suspended for the first two games of the season, as was reported by Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times. Klemm was also suspended for spring practice and the recruiting season amid allegations that he had violated certain NCAA rules.
Klemm, the team’s offensive line coach, will now miss the team’s season opener at home against Virginia on September 5, and UCLA’s second game on the road against UNLV on September 12. He has also been fined an undisclosed amount.
Though the specifics surrounding Klemm’s suspensions have never been fully released, Bruins head coach Jim Mora said that he, his staff and the team now had “more clarity” and that they would be moving forward. No decision has been made on who will handle offensive line coaching duties during Klemm’s suspension.
Regardless, it’s good to see UCLA’s staff being responsible for what goes on in its house and handling things internally, thus saving the drama and messiness of a full NCAA investigation. Klemm clearly needs to sort out his priorities and figure out just what he can and can’t do if he’s going to stay in the coaching game, and the sooner the better.
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