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UCLA football: Quarterback T.J. Millweard decides it isn't right fit

August 19, 2013|By Chris Foster
  • UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard (14), shown at spring game in April, was battling for the Bruins' backup quarterback spot.
UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard (14), shown at spring game in April, was… (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles…)

Quarterback T.J. Millweard said his decision to leave UCLA was more personal than football related.

Millweard asked for his release Sunday and was in the process of returning home.

“I grew up in the Midwest and the South,” said Millweard, who is from Colleyville,  Texas. “UCLA is a great school, but it is a different fit for who I am.”

Millweard said he had considered transferring in the spring, but decided to give UCLA a chance after talking with Coach Jim Mora.

“He was great,” Millweard said. “He tried to make it work this summer. But this was a different college experience than I wanted it to be.”

Millweard was battling for the No. 2 quarterback position behind starter Brett Hundley. Hundley, Jerry Neuheisel and Asiantii Woulard are the scholarship quarterbacks left on the roster. Walk-ons Mike Fafaul and Brendan Cross are also on the team.

Millweard, who sat out as a redshirt freshman in 2012, will have to sit out another year and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. He is going to explore his options this week.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to find a spot that will give me the college experience I want,” Millweard said.

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