UCLA Football Postmortem, Part 2

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Earlier this week, we started the postmortem on the UCLA season with a look at the horrific defensive performance over the course of 2019. It is not a subjective debate. The statistical analysis used to back up the dissection was irrefutable. But the defense was not the only “hot topic” throughout the UCLA season. Some […] READ MORE


UCLA Defense Actually Got Worse

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Starting this week, more than 60 FBS schools are getting ready for post-season play. For the second year in a row, UCLA is not one of them. You can say that at 4-8, and one game better than what they did in 2018, the Bruins improved, but that is really splitting hairs. Look for all […] READ MORE


UCLA Bruins; Is There Momentum?

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Well that was fun. But if you are UCLA and Chip Kelly, the time to enjoy last week’s stunning come from 32 down victory over Washington State came and went long ago. The Bruins, (1-3 overall, 1-0 in conference), have Arizona this week in Tucson. Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate presents a whole different set of […] READ MORE


UCLA Leaves Reality In 67-63 Win

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Earlier this week, Washington State coach Mike Leach said UCLA was going to have a breakthrough one day soon. He had no way of knowing it would be against his Cougars in Pullman, in one of the craziest football games ever. The Bruins were down 49-17 in the third quarter, and came back to win […] READ MORE


UCLA Has Tough Travels

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The Bruins struggles are no secret. Chip Kelly being 0-3 for the second year in a row is what makes the team national news in the sports world. UCLA got the beating most expected by Oklahoma last weekend. Now they have to move forward and upward as they head to Pullman to face one of […] READ MORE


UCLA Football: A Matter Of Numbers

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No matter how you look at the UCLA football Spring camp and whatever revelations come from it, the overwhelming topic must be numbers. Between the early signing period in December and the February national signing day, the Bruins got only 19 recruits. To be fair, in 2018, UCLA had one of the youngest teams in […] READ MORE


UCLA Gets Their First Chip Kelly Win

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The end happened decisively. It happened with contributions from many. Most importantly for UCLA, it happened. The five-game losing streak that begun the Chip Kelly era at UCLA ended with a 37-7 win over Cal at Berkeley Saturday night. The Bruins jumped out early, they jumped out often and they never had a significant let-up. […] READ MORE


UCLA Football Needs Its Own Chip Kelly Dots

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As UCLA hired Chip Kelly to revitalize a stagnant football program, they garnered the national headlines for a 72-hour period. But what happens after that? Since Kelly has not coached at the college level since the end of the 2012 season, there has been a reach, including in this space, to try to connect his […] READ MORE


UCLA Football Spring Camp; Part Deux

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UCLA football started round two of Spring football practice Tuesday. There were some new faces from the last time they took the field in March, and some new work to get ready for the upcoming season. UCLA Football Spring Camp; Part Deux As we noted before, if the first two weeks were about getting used […] READ MORE