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 […] READ MORE



UCLA vs USC Match-up

|

There have been UCLA versus USC games with Rose Bowl implications, national rankings, and conference championships on the line. And there have been rivalry games where just getting through to the end of the season was what was on the menu. And then we have this year’s UCLA vs USC match-up where a mix of […] READ MORE


UCLA vs Colorado

|

It’s come down to this, and it is very simple. UCLA vs Colorado Saturday at the Rose Bowl starts a three week stretch with way too much on the line for the Bruins. Not that you would know it from the school’s standpoint. What’s At Stake The postseason possibilities are at play. The Bruins, sitting […] READ MORE


Bye Week Is Tough For UCLA

|

A bye week in college football usually presents great opportunities for a team. There are coaches out on the recruiting trail. The players are working on the finer points of their game while not having to go through specific opponent prep. And the whole program generally gets to take a deep breath. A bye week […] READ MORE


Another Empty November For UCLA?

|

The calendar turns to November this week. In Westwood that marks the annual exclusion of UCLA football in terms of national relevance. The Bruins are 5-4, have lost back-to-back games to the toughest teams on the schedule, and are now fighting to stay alive for the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl in mid-December. The irony is that […] READ MORE


UCLA Gets Back To Work

|

UCLA gets back to work this after week after a bye, as the Fresno State Bulldogs make the 220-mile trip down the freeway to play the Bruins Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Fresno State comes into Pasadena at 2-1 having walloped FCS Cal Poly last week 63-10. But if you are looking for a […] READ MORE


Chip Kelly Is 1-0

|

There was a lot of confident talk coming out of Fall camp for UCLA. But there is every year, and the Bruins had yet to put that on to the field in a season opener. That is until they hosted Hawai’i Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson got off to a very […] READ MORE