WESTWOOD—The Bruins Football team is expecting to start its first two season games without the help of assistant coach Adrian Klemm.
UCLA announced August 21 that Klemm had again been suspended by the team following an original suspension back in March. That suspension was issued after UCLA realized that Klemm had violated NCAA recruitment violations.
The school reported their findings to the PAC-12 and NCAA. Klemm was reinstated to the team in June.
Klemm has received a fine, though the amount of that fine has not yet been disclosed.
The NCAA is still investigating the surrounding Klemm’s actions. UCLA will see a reduction of 10 percent of its recruitment days next year and will also lose two official visits.
The penalties are said to have been self-imposed by the school. UCLA may still be subject to additional penalties or fines by the NCAA if the organization find cause.
UCLA has stated that it will continue to cooperate with the NCAA until the investigation comes to an end.
Klemm first joined the Bruins staff in 2011. He specializes in coaching the team’s offensive linemen, while also acting as one of the team’s recruiting coordinators. He is said to be one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the country.
In the NFL, he enjoyed a career as a player for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2005, then for the Green Bay Packers. He went on to serve as in the coaching staff of Southern Methodist University’s Football team.
Should Klemm’s two-game suspension hold, he is expected to return to the team in time for UCLA’s third-week game against BYU.
The Bruins are currently holding summer practices on the campus of Cal State University San Bernardino.