UCLA Gets An Expected Win

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Via Last Word on College Football, by Tony Siracusa UCLA got the win it expected, a 56-23 blowout of Hawaii Saturday before a crowd of only 50,444 at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins also got more than what they bargained for, with injuries, a coming suspension, a MIA player and a porous run defense. A […] READ MORE


Josh Rosen Was Right

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Via Last Word on College Football, by Tony Siracusa UCLA coach Jim Mora has always had a chippy relationship with the media in his six-year tenure. This pre-season, he has restricted media access to the team and even more so to the players. It is all the more curious then how his biggest media nightmare, […] READ MORE


Pac 12 Media Days; Day 1 News and Notes

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Via Last Word on College Football, by Tony Siracusa The end of football conference media days takes us out west for the Pac 12. If you have ever watched the Academy Awards in the last four or five years, you know the Dolby Theater at Hollywood and Highland, and what could be more West Coast […] READ MORE


UCLA Spring Scrimmage

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By: Tony Siracusa from LastWordOnCollegeFootball.com There was an air of familiarity at the UCLA Spring Scrimmage Saturday. Quarterback Josh Rosen was back under center after missing the last seven games of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury. There was a deep stable of running backs struggling to find any running room up the middle […] READ MORE


UCLA Football; Blue, Gold and Divided, Part 2

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa In Part 1, we looked back at the UCLA football program’s brief brush with championship level status, and why they have not been able to get remotely close in the 18 years since. We reviewed Jim Mora’s hiring in 2012, as the third head coach in 10 […] READ MORE


UCLA Football; Blue, Gold and Divided, Part 1

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa As the UCLA football program tumbles to another less-than-expected season, deep divisions are growing within the “Bruins nation.” UCLA was picked by the media to win the Pac 12 South in 2016, and while that is still mathematically possible, it is amazingly unlikely just three games into […] READ MORE