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Moore granted release by Bruins coach

12/4/2003 - UCLA Bruins

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA sophomore quarterback Matt Moore, in and out of the starting lineup this season, plans to transfer next week and will not play for the Bruins in the Dec. 30 Silicon Valley Bowl.

Moore asked for and was granted his release by Bruins head coach
Karl Dorrell, the school announced Thursday. There was no
indication where Moore plans to transfer.

Moore beat out Drew Olson for the No. 1 job in preseason practice, but was injured in the first quarter of the Bruins' season-opening loss at Colorado. He sat out most of the next six
games.

He came back to start three games, but was relieved by Olson in
the fourth quarter of the latter two. Olson, also a sophomore,
started the last two games for the Bruins, who had four straight
losses to end the regular season and finish with a 6-6 record. They
were 4-4 in the Pac-10.

Moore completed 42 of 103 passes for 555 yards this season, but
threw for just two touchdowns and was intercepted six times.