A college football program is expected to have a decent amount of turnover - both on the coaching staff and on the players roster - whenever a new head coach takes over. That appears to be happening at UCLA.
The Bruins hired former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly this offseason. With Kelly's arrival comes a new scheme and a new coaching staff.
Of course, there are going to be some players that will no longer want to be part of the program.
According to a new report, UCLA has recently lost four players to transfer.
Bruin Report Online is reporting that three offensive linemen and one punter have transferred out. Three of them were reportedly told they no longer had a spot on the roster.
From the report:
Four players -- offensive linemen Alex Akingbulu, Sean Seawards and Jax Wacaser, and punter Austin Kent -- are no longer with the UCLA football team, according to various sources.
Akingbulu, Seawards and Kent were informed there wasn't a spot for them on the team, while Wacaser opted for a medical retirement.
Kelly is making moves.
UCLA opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Cincinnati.