Quiet Times For UCLA Football

These are quiet times for UCLA football. We have not heard from Chip Kelly in person since the day before the aborted Holiday Bowl in late December. We were provided, via email, a perfunctory comment from him when he and UCLA agreed to a contract extension on January 14th. That was a day before both […]

UCLA’s next two weeks weigh heavily

Now that the 2021 Bruins football season has come to an ignominious ending, it’s time to ask what’s next for UCLA? There are so many unknowns right now from the status of the head coach to which players will return and which will take their leave. Will the Bruins be forced to overload on the […]

Nick Manchester - Jan 1, 2022

2022 Rose Bowl The 2022 Rose Bowl was one of the most dramatic games of the season, ending in a 48-45 win for Ohio State over Utah. This was the first-ever Rose Bowl appearance for Utah, as the hopes of their first win in the game fell apart in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Ohio State […]

Central Michigan Upsets Cougars for Sun Bowl Victory
Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2021

Central Michigan had just four days to prepare for their new bowl game opponent. After making the five hour drive from Tucson to El Paso the day before the game, the Chippewas had to have their home jerseys over-nighted to Texas to contrast Washington State’s whites. Behind the physical running attack of the Chippewa offense, […]

The 2022 Rose Bowl commences on January 1st, returning to the traditional Big Ten vs. Pac-12 format as Utah prepares for Ohio State.
Nick Manchester - Dec 30, 2021

The 108th Rose Bowl commences on January 1, 2022. The game will return to it’s traditional Big Ten versus Pac-12 format as the Utah Utes prepare for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State are the only Big Ten school to win the game multiple times this millennium, as its 2010 and 2019 victories have accounted […]

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl
Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2021

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is one of the handful of bowl games that has been affected by the increasing number of COVID-19 opt-outs and cancellations. The Washington State Cougars were originally scheduled to play the Miami Hurricanes in El Paso. The Cougars arrived on […]

Braelon Allen and the Wisconsin Badgers travel to Las Vegas to take on Arizona State for the first annual 2021 Las Vegas Bowl
Josh Nelson - Dec 28, 2021

2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Preview What: Wisconsin vs Arizona State When: Thursday, December 30th, 9 pm CT Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Network: ESPN Amidst a chaotic month headlined by the new Omicron variant of the never-ending Covid-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Badgers will be playing in the first annual 2021 RS Distribution […]

Valero Alamo Bowl Oklahoma vs Oregon
Steve Rhea - Dec 28, 2021

Valero Alamo Bowl Oklahoma vs Oregon Oklahoma has an all-time record of six and one against Oregon.  At the same time, it seems the Sooner faithful are more focused on the one loss than the six wins.  The Ducks defeated Oklahoma in the last meeting in Eugene 34-33 in 2006.  In light of two blatant […]

UCLA vs NC State

The Holiday Bowl in San Diego gives us another opportunity to watch a match-up of two teams that have little to no history against each other. UCLA rarely ventures to ACC territory, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack don’t have much of a history against the Pac-12. This game is two teams whose strengths match […]

UCLA’s Bowl Prep

Not much has come easy for UCLA during the Chip Kelly era. Even in their first winning season in Kelly’s four years, the bowl season is being turned on its side with the new Omicron variant of the Covid virus. UCLA’s bowl prep is to stand pat and do what they have been doing for […]

What Has UCLA Learned?

A lot has happened in the nearly two weeks since UCLA found out it would be playing North Carolina State in the Holiday Bowl on December 28th in San Diego. A few Pac-12 teams have changed coaches. UCLA’s Chip Kelly talked with Oregon about its job opening. Signing day has come and gone. And, based […]

2021 LA Bowl Preview: A year after being canceled due to COVID-19 a preview of the inaugural game sponsored by a late-night talk show host.
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 17, 2021

Ready For Its Debut A season ago several new bowl games were set to debut. However, like a lot of things in 2020, COVID-19 had other ideas. Many games ended up being canceled including the one that’s now sponsored by a late-night talk show host. Yes, you read that correctly. One year later let’s get […]

UCLA’s Roster Management Is Complicated

Now that the ink is dry on the formal letters of intent, Chip Kelly will assess what is needed still and keep a daily eye on the transfer portal to go get it. But UCLA’s roster management is complicated. And now the Bruins have more quarterback options thanks to the transfer portal. While there are […]

Kamari Ramsey

Among the bevy of four-star recruits in Chip Kelly’s 2022 signing class is an elite athlete from Inglewood High School in Southern California. Clint Stephens signs with UCLA, giving the Bruins a signee with versatility. Stephens is listed as a 6-1, 188-pound athlete. He has played both safety at cornerback in high school, as well […]

Kamari Ramsey

UCLA hooked a late gift in the signing period for the 2022 class. Defensive back Kamari Ramsey decommitted from Stanford three days ago, committed to UCLA Tuesday and signed on Wednesday. The safety from Sierra Canyon High school took his official visit to UCLA back in October, for the Oregon game at the Rose Bowl, […]

Bruins Get Carsen Ryan

UCLA struck twice with tight ends in the early signing period, and the Bruins get Carsen Ryan from American Forks, Utah. He joins Jack Pedersen who the Bruins have also landed. Pedersen is the #7 ranked tight end prospect in the country. Ryan is a 6-4, 235-pound tight end. On the 247Sports Composite, he is […]

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The Mitch Griffis Era

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The Gamecock receivers have a lot to prove this season. A mix of returning players and incoming talent will try to stimulate this offense.
David Knight, Editor - Dec 15, 2021

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The Wake Offensive Line

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Tigers offense
David Knight, Editor - Dec 15, 2021

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Mike Loveall - Dec 15, 2021

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