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 Finds Its Maturity

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Saturday night’s 31-14 win over Colorado encapsulated UCLA’s season succinctly into four quarters at the Rose Bowl. There was enough good, with visions for a high ceiling on both offense and defense. UCLA took advantage, as good teams do, of playing one of the statistically worst defenses in the country. And there was some of […] READ MORE


UCLA’s JJ Molson Steps Into Legacy

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JJ Molson knows a little something about legacies. He has that whole family name and heritage thing going on. And his grandfather once owned the legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey team. But just as importantly right now, there is the UCLA place kicking legacy that is in front of him. Going into his senior season, Molson […] READ MORE


Experience Is Key For UCLA Defense

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In 2018, UCLA was one of the four youngest teams in the country. With 48+ freshmen and sophomores on the 2019 roster, that is likely to be the case again this season. No one is chalking up the 3-9 performance last year completely to youth. But if there is an upside going forward, it is […] READ MORE


Pac 12 Media Day; News and Notes

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The Pac 12 Media Day may lack the genteel atmosphere of the SEC, but there is no less information and insight to come from the event. Instead of staying seated and asking questions in turn, the media gathers around the stage in a mosh-pit formation after the coach’s opening statement. Meanwhile, in the back of […] READ MORE