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Jeff is a UCLA grad hoping to make a career out of sports journalism, broadcasting and photography. In addition to the Bruins of Westwood, he is a diehard Boston sports follower, having been born and raised in Rhode Island.

Jeff has written as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, served as editor of and formerly worked with He has also had freelance work featured by USA Today. Presently, Jeff is sports editor of the Paso Robles Press in Paso Robles, CA.

Follow him on Twitter for more news and notes from the world of sports, @JJPoir

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  • Alexander Nieves posted 2606 days ago

    Alexander Nieves

    Hey Jeff,
    Thanks for the welcome to B/R! I'm very excited to contribute to the UCLA football page and work with you and Jason. I'll let to know if I have any questions. Thanks again.

  • Goose Schmidt posted 2683 days ago

    Goose Schmidt

    Jeff, you're not the first person (nor the last) to have issues with the font. I'm glad I could help, and I'm gladder (word?) that you caught it so quickly. I'm glad to be on your team. (That was a lame joke, but I've been waiting quite a while to use it!)

  • Baller_85 posted 2729 days ago


    Hey Jeff...I saw the piece you did on the possible UCLA recruits and looked at the Hayden Rettig film. I was ver surprised that someone would submit film like that, showing fumbles, incompletions, etc. I wonder if kids like Rettig get interest simply because they are big and may have a strong arm, although you couldn't tell that from film.

    I would unashamedly put my son's High School film, up against 90% of guy's films out there.

    Right now he "grey shirted" at Mt Sac. JC in Southern Cal and is going to get his turn next season. He's looking for a great D1 fit both academically and the football program, hence the reason for going JUCO out of High School.

    He"ll get his looks coming up real soon!

  • Adam McGavin posted 2740 days ago

    Adam McGavin

    Glad to help, Jeff. It can be tough to keep all the formatting stuff straight. Hope to read your work again soon.

  • Josh Matt posted 2755 days ago

    Josh Matt

    fan add?

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 2764 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Jeff! If I can be of assistance, do feel free to leave me a post. Keep up the good work!

  • Will Leivenberg posted 2816 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for becoming a fan, Jeff! I see that you are a UCLA alum – that's awesome! I actually went to Cal, but am originally from LA (just over the hill in Sherman Oaks). A good friend of mine and NBA writer for B/R is actually a UCLA alum as well, Josh Martin (

    I see you are pretty new to B/R — how are you liking it so far? Solid Pac-12 article by the way.

    Thanks again.