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07:14 AM ET 07.26 | While Brett Hundley won't appear at Pac-12 media day, his star is clearly on the rise. There were heavy expectations placed on Hundley as a redshirt freshman last season and he lived up to the billing. The Bruins finished 9-5 and won the Pac-12 Conference's South Division. Hundley set a school record with 3,740 yards passing, which already has him ninth on UCLA's career list. The reward? Greater expectations. Heisman Trophy trackers have Hundley on the radar. ... And Hundley is even higher on a more important list. NFL scouts, who usually give sophomores a cursory look, are already talking about Hundley being a top-10 draft pick when he decides to make himself available. UCLA's fan base is completely smitten.

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Jim Mora Jr., Icon Sports Jim Mora Jr., Icon Sports
July 26, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Good to see some quality buzz coming from UCLA. Challenging the Ducks/Trees/Trogans for the PAC, good for them.

July 26, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Please no! Stay in college, man! Scroo the NFL it's boring!

July 26, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Please no! Stay in college, man! Scroo the NFL it's boring!

So he's an academic Junior this year....If he does great, as expected, and seems to be NFL material, he should go. There have been some who stayed for their final year (Barkley, Jones) who saw their draft stock plummet with a subpar Senior season.

Get the money, then come back (ala Shaq) and get your degree(s)

July 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Bu-bye.

July 26, 2013  09:31 AM ET

I actually hope his coach heads that direction.

July 26, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good to see some quality buzz coming from UCLA. Challenging the Ducks/Trees/Trogans for the PAC, good for them.

Good point!!! With all the buzz coming from Oregon, Stanford and UCLA this year and maybe USC coming back a little, the 12 PAC just might be in the same class as the SEC this year!!! Do You think??? :-)

July 26, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So he's an academic Junior this year....If he does great, as expected, and seems to be NFL material, he should go. There have been some who stayed for their final year (Barkley, Jones) who saw their draft stock plummet with a subpar Senior season.Get the money, then come back (ala Shaq) and get your degree(s)

Good comment!!!

July 26, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So he's an academic Junior this year....If he does great, as expected, and seems to be NFL material, he should go. There have been some who stayed for their final year (Barkley, Jones) who saw their draft stock plummet with a subpar Senior season.Get the money, then come back (ala Shaq) and get your degree(s)

I've been preaching this for years! If a kid really wants a degree, coming out early will not stop them from getting the degree. Make the money while you can make that kind of money. College will still be there. High six figure and seven figure salaries don't grow on trees.

July 26, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Hundley is going to have a tough season without Franklin behind him.

July 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hundley is going to have a tough season without Franklin behind him.

Doesn't UCLA have any RBs this year??

July 26, 2013  11:29 AM ET

9-5 is a commendable record? Don't forget to take Rice and Houston off and show their true record 7-5. I can't believe huntley passed for that many yards. I thought he was running around mostly. Scouts have him as a top 10 draft pick? Scouts had barkley there too, and we saw how that turned out. If he wants a quick and short pay day he can leave early for the NFL, but the smart move is to stay in school and continue to learn and gain a longer pro career as a result. Yes school will be there if you ever decide to come back, but you have to do college when you're young, all at once, not when you're retired and taking classes on-line from your 20,000 square foot mansion.

July 26, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good point!!! With all the buzz coming from Oregon, Stanford and UCLA this year and maybe USC coming back a little, the 12 PAC just might be in the same class as the SEC this year!!! Do You think??? :-)

Don't look at it like that. The PAC is going to be competitive. Why, you could start your own board a la doc's B12-2 board.

July 26, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Doesn't UCLA have any RBs this year??

From what I can tell, no. At least not a stud like Franklin to block and take pressure off Hundley with a running threat. With that brutal schedule, UCLA's headed for a down season.

July 26, 2013  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Don't look at it like that. The PAC is going to be competitive. Why, you could start your own board a la doc's B12-2 board.

TM, good point. I don't want to get too excited about the 12 PAC this year just yet, but I think they will be pretty competitve this year!!

July 26, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

TM, good point. I don't want to get too excited about the 12 PAC this year just yet, but I think they will be pretty competitve this year!!

Conference play should be good football. Wouldn't it be sweet if the teams for the PAC CCG weren't set until the final game of the regular season?

July 26, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

From what I can tell, no. At least not a stud like Franklin to block and take pressure off Hundley with a running threat. With that brutal schedule, UCLA's headed for a down season.

I see UCLA going 9-3 or 8-4 this year, with a chance to go to the 12 PAC CG.

July 26, 2013  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Conference play should be good football. Wouldn't it be sweet if the teams for the PAC CCG weren't set until the final game of the regular season?

Yeah it should be a dog fight between UCLA/USC in the South and Stanford/Oregon in the North.

July 26, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I see UCLA going 9-3 or 8-4 this year, with a chance to go to the 12 PAC CG.

Away games at Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford and USC and only 4 losses? Not likely.

July 26, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Away games at Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford and USC and only 4 losses? Not likely.

Yeah, I see your point, but Nebraska is no big thing and playing USC in the Coliseum, is not that much of a road game!!!

 
July 26, 2013  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Away games at Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford and USC and only 4 losses? Not likely.

2 yrs ago UCLA backed into the CCG, last yr USC was preseason #1 and UCLA was into the CCG, I think its possible.

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