PDA

View Full Version : UCLA Football



Pages : [1] 2

AngryKing
September 1st, 2007, 11:54 AM
UCLA First to 100 NCAA Championships! on FSN ch. 653 (Directv) @ 11:30am.

UCLA @ Stanford today @ 12:30pm FSN (ch. 653) Directv. Woot!

GO BRUINS!

girl4kings
September 1st, 2007, 12:09 PM
Thank goodness it's not a home game. I don't want to hit any traffic as I make my way down to the USC game ;)

Hi Brian!

33isgod
September 1st, 2007, 02:38 PM
UCLA 14-0 in the 2nd

PTDP
September 1st, 2007, 03:38 PM
Thank goodness it's not a home game. I don't want to hit any traffic as I make my way down to the USC game ;)


Good luck to you...104 outside...just a hand full
of miles from Troy town.

AngryKing
September 2nd, 2007, 11:55 PM
An impressive 45-17 victory I must say.

Hi Carly!!

roenick
September 3rd, 2007, 12:02 PM
Yes!!!! Let's Go Bruins!

mitchrock
September 4th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Nice pics.

Good win Saturday. Only game I caught over the weekend and was impressed by the Bruins.

AngryKing
September 4th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Great pics jbruin! Thanks for sharing.

girl4kings
September 4th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Nice pics j....... Stanford has a crazy band! I love watching them during half time.

El Cochino
October 22nd, 2007, 06:30 PM
In other news, Karl Dorrell is still a joke.

Verner saved him from hearing all week about his 4th-and-1 call.

As you know... I am an old-school UCLA football fan, I LOVE when they win but this coach is KILLING ME with his decision making and lack of desire to strive for the big prize (a BCS Championship). And, what frustrates me beyond words is his Lavin-like ability to save his (own) ass every time the heat is on.... but yet the program and his players is/are still not where it/they should be. I KNEW we were headed back to the days of Donahue's gutty little Bruins the day this IDIOT was hired. This team has Donahue's stamp all over it.... use the non-conference schedule as practice time (we lose to 0-whatever Utah & Notre Dame), Beat SC (which is looking like a possibility more & more every day) and HOPE to have enough wins in the Pac-10 to somehow back into a Rose Bowl (with a little help from other teams). If this guy's luck finally runs out and he gets *****-canned... DO NOT let ANY of Donahue's former players (Like Wayne Cook, Matt Stevens Troy Aikman or the prince of mediocrity.. Donahue himself, who all pushed for this to be hired in the first place) have a say in the hiring of the next head coach!!

OH... a little birdy told me the other day that Bill Cowher's daughter is a student at UCLA... wouldn't that be nice! ...a little something to think about.

seraphim
October 22nd, 2007, 06:34 PM
OH... a little birdy told me the other day that Bill Cowher's daughter is a student at UCLA... wouldn't that be nice! ...a little something to think about.

Have you seen his daughters? They're ugly, like escaped from the zoo* ugly. No thanks.

-_Sf

*haha, I love it!

Diehard
October 22nd, 2007, 10:50 PM
Karl Dorrell needs to be fired

VEGASKING
November 4th, 2007, 12:38 AM
How many "ha-ha" pictures deserve to be posted in this thread?

Mr. Irreverent
November 4th, 2007, 07:28 AM
http://www.vikdavid.com/blog/pics/nelson-haha.gif

roenick
November 16th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Attn all Bruin fans:

Saw this tidbit from Sam Farmer's NFL column today:

When Mike Holmgren steps down -- and I predict that will come this off-season -- Seattle will replace him with Jim Mora, its defensive coordinator. Unless the University of Washington or UCLA hires Mora first. . . .

Now that I live in the state of Washington I can almost guarantee that Holmgren is stepping down after this season to be the Hawks full-time GM. Mora has ties to the Pacific NW and I think he was brought on by Holmgren to take over. I think Willingham gets another year or two at UW which brings us to a very interesting point.

Would UCLA really look at Jim Mora, Jr. as their next coach? Considering Pete Carroll's success at 'SC I wouldn't be surprised if they went after a former NFL head coach. Personnally I think the next UCLA Head Coach will be Dwayne Walker but this really brings up some interesting ideas.

Anybody got a good read on who Guerrero will go after? I doubt the Bruins win either of their next two games but that is just me. The injuries alone are going to make it very hard to win these two games.

Who do you all want to see as the next head coach?

ASUcruz
November 16th, 2007, 10:48 AM
http://www.mmbolding.com/bowls/Rose842.jpg

roenick
November 16th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Just say no to Snuheisal (this was his nickname when I was there as he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. I don't want him back. He is a proven cheater.

I am actually on board with jbru wanting a head coach with head coaching experience. Jim Mora jr. anyone??

VEGASKING
November 24th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Thank you Bruins. Please tank next week.

Nicholls9
November 24th, 2007, 07:09 PM
:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:


BEAT SUC!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/Nicholls9/1138823549_m.jpg

roenick
November 25th, 2007, 12:38 AM
I don't care if we save Karl's job or not just beat those bas***ds!!!

ASUcruz
November 25th, 2007, 09:26 AM
If UCLA wins and ASU loses this upcoming Saturday, UCLA goes to the Rose Bowl. Wild......

El Cochino
November 25th, 2007, 09:25 PM
god, that is just WRONG!!!!

Hoya
November 30th, 2007, 04:38 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclarep30nov30,1,1619968.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Cowan to start tomorrow. Strange.

El Cochino
November 30th, 2007, 06:02 PM
I heard Cowan was starting last night... I am at the end of my rope with this coach... I hope we win tomorrow but if we don't, it will be just as good as a victory it Karl gets ****-canned after the game. All I have to say is we got what we paid for....

16scores
December 1st, 2007, 11:01 AM
Here's to a UCLA win and an ASU loss.

Go Bruins!

16scores
December 1st, 2007, 11:06 AM
I am at the end of my rope with this coach... I hope we win tomorrow but if we don't, it will be just as good as a victory it Karl gets ****-canned after the game. All I have to say is we got what we paid for....

I agree with you but if we beat SC and you combine that with the win over Oregon, I think that we will have to deal with him as coach for another year.

AngryKing
December 1st, 2007, 12:41 PM
Here's to a UCLA win and an ASU loss.

Go Bruins!

GO BRUINS! DOWN WITH TROY! AGAIN! :groupwave

Nicholls9
December 1st, 2007, 02:47 PM
Game on!

Go Bruins!!!!!

KFC
December 1st, 2007, 03:38 PM
Pack the box and just let USC throw the ball.

That'll do more harm than good for them.

16scores
December 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM
Fire him now before the end of the game!

Hoya
December 1st, 2007, 07:48 PM
Mariucci is the hot press rumor...

roenick
December 1st, 2007, 09:36 PM
Mariucci is the hot press rumor...

I am not sure I would like that ...

El Cochino
December 1st, 2007, 09:40 PM
I wasn't too impressed with Mariucci's run at Cal.... we can do better than that!

Hoya
December 2nd, 2007, 03:13 AM
I wasn't too impressed with Mariucci's run at Cal.... we can do better than that!
He was there for all of one year without any of his own recruits, so I think you are overvaluing that. Even Pete Carroll was a .500 coach in his first season and lost the Vegas Bowl to Utah.

The one thing the guy brings is instant credibility to the program. Recruits will buy what he's selling, and God knows we could definitely do better in that department. Dorrell's recruiting was unimpressive on both sides of the ball--undersized linemen, undersized linebackers, unimpressive running backs and quarterbacks, etc.

If he's the guy, I'm stoked. I'm really not sure what more you could want in a head coach.

SuxBeingU
December 2nd, 2007, 10:38 AM
JB. Clearly I don't follow UCLA football. They were talking about replacing Dorell and mentioned he had a great recruiting class coming in next year. Like one of the best in the nation.
Do they keep him to get those recruits in then fire him after next season? if they cut him no they can decommitt and UCLA could lose all those sought after players(4-6). Almost sounds like it would be worth keeping him and fire him mid season to get these kids in

ASUcruz
December 2nd, 2007, 10:49 AM
JB. Clearly I don't follow UCLA football. They were talking about replacing Dorell and mentioned he had a great recruiting class coming in next year. Like one of the best in the nation.
Do they keep him to get those recruits in then fire him after next season? if they cut him no they can decommitt and UCLA could lose all those sought after players(4-6). Almost sounds like it would be worth keeping him and fire him mid season to get these kids in

Jbruin and I were talking about something similar to this situation and he made a ton of sense saying

"New head coach for the future>than one year of recruits"

If they do your plan who knows who they would hire, and it certainly doens't look good for next year's recruiting class. How many would transfer, how many of the next class wouldn't bother looking at UCLA because the program would certainly look at turmoil.

If they have a chance to bring in Marciucci now, you do it. You don't play games, and let Dorrell coach half a season and then fire him. Things don't work like that in the real world.

Hoya
December 2nd, 2007, 11:36 AM
JB. Clearly I don't follow UCLA football. They were talking about replacing Dorell and mentioned he had a great recruiting class coming in next year. Like one of the best in the nation.
Do they keep him to get those recruits in then fire him after next season? if they cut him no they can decommitt and UCLA could lose all those sought after players(4-6). Almost sounds like it would be worth keeping him and fire him mid season to get these kids in
A bunch of those commits are now wavering (we already lost a stud WR to ASU who was a previous commit) anyway because of how poorly the team has played and the subsequent coaching uncertainty. Also, that recruiting class ranking is a bit specious because LOIs aren't signed until February I believe and there are still quite a few blue chippers out there.

A lot of these kids chose UCLA because they simply loved the school, and quite a few have said they would stay with their UCLA commitment regardless of who the new head coach is.

In simple terms, the longer you put it off "until next year" is just another year you're setting yourself back. Dorrell is not going to cut it anymore. I'd rather have five years with a good coach who will be a better recruiter than Dorrell than keep putting it off because we're scared about one season just for ~5 unproven freshmen. Next season is going to be rough anyway because we are losing 18-20 senior starters. Time to start fresh.

Hoya
December 2nd, 2007, 11:44 AM
I think I found a picture of SBU from yesterday

http://images.bruinsnation.com/images/admin/SuCFanKeepKD.jpg

He must have been one of the ones chanting KEEP KARL DORRELL in the 4th quarter. :)

roenick
December 2nd, 2007, 12:45 PM
He was there for all of one year without any of his own recruits, so I think you are overvaluing that. Even Pete Carroll was a .500 coach in his first season and lost the Vegas Bowl to Utah.

The one thing the guy brings is instant credibility to the program. Recruits will buy what he's selling, and God knows we could definitely do better in that department. Dorrell's recruiting was unimpressive on both sides of the ball--undersized linemen, undersized linebackers, unimpressive running backs and quarterbacks, etc.

If he's the guy, I'm stoked. I'm really not sure what more you could want in a head coach.

jb, I think I am now convinced on Mooch. I agree with your assessment on KD's recruits. No passion, no size, lots of speed but no ability to hit and hurt.

It is ironic. On Friday I was watching the replay of the 1993 game on ESPN Classic and I was watching our defense. Man was that a big team. Strong, hit like a ton, etc. Granted I think they lost that game to 'SC (I couldn't watch to the end of the replay) but I felt a lot better about the team then I do now.

Can KD, today, and go after Mooch. If you lose recruits, so be it. Live with one year (and it will be bad with all the graduating seniors, regardless). Give Mooch a four year deal and see what he can do with his own recruits. I just wonder if he would want the job. Seems more like a Bay-area guy. But he sure could develop the QB's!

Hoya
December 2nd, 2007, 05:24 PM
We definitely won in '93. We won all eight from '91 to '98.

Isn't that the Rob Johnson INT on the goalline game?

roenick
December 2nd, 2007, 07:00 PM
We definitely won in '93. We won all eight from '91 to '98.

Isn't that the Rob Johnson INT on the goalline game?


Maybe I had the year wrong or something. Marinovich is the QB for the condoms. Maybe it was the 1990 game. Bottom line was UCLA was BIG and STRONG as I could see.

P. S. Must have been 1990 because Eric Turner was the Bruin safety.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/2000/05/28/eric_turner_obit_ap/

Hoya
December 2nd, 2007, 08:32 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dorrell3dec03,1,5176220.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Dorrell out tomorrow.

roenick
December 2nd, 2007, 10:33 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dorrell3dec03,1,5176220.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Dorrell out tomorrow.

The best part of this article is the following:


Former Washington and Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel, meanwhile, will not be considered for the job, according to one of the sources.

I wouldn't really have a problem with any one of the guys mentioned in the article.

spjon25
December 3rd, 2007, 11:42 AM
The big rumor is that Lane Kiffin wants out of Oakland and to go back to college...hmmm this could get interesting. Either him, Norm Chow, or the coach at Boise St would be good

ASUcruz
December 3rd, 2007, 11:53 AM
The big rumor is that Lane Kiffin wants out of Oakland and to go back to college...hmmm this could get interesting. Either him, Norm Chow, or the coach at Boise St would be good

I think that's complete BS, ESPN came out with some random report that Arkansas was interested in Lane Kiffin and that made everyone speculate.

I see no reason for Kiffin wanting out of Oakland. He's got the team playing some damn good football right now, and he's gone head to head with Davis over a few issues and he's won out(Gallery to guard, zone blocking scheme, using the shot gun).

Where are these rumors coming from?

Hoya
December 3rd, 2007, 11:54 AM
Supposedly Petersen and Mariucci are not interested. Who's next?

Kingslaw
December 3rd, 2007, 12:03 PM
LA Times says that the coach from Texas Tech is an option.

irisher
December 3rd, 2007, 12:09 PM
Supposedly Petersen and Mariucci are not interested. Who's next?

I trust your opinion on these things:

Why the aversion to Neuheisel (sp?)? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he was a successful coach at two big programs. Is it just that the gambling thing at UW which makes UCLA is nervous about comparisons to Toledo's ethics violations? Is that all?

Gambling on college basketball? BFD. Yeah, bad idea, but there's no need to sew a scarlet letter onto this guy for it.

But is there something else to it? I just don't think UCLA's going to attract enough Grade A candidates to blow off a successful coach with ties to the University.

Hoya
December 3rd, 2007, 12:50 PM
Dorrell firing official.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3138961
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dorrell4dec04,1,5634974.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

DeWayne Walker will be the Bruins' interim coach for the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22.

Diehard
December 3rd, 2007, 01:01 PM
hell yea! Dorrell was a terrible coach and I'm glad to see him gone

roenick
December 3rd, 2007, 02:10 PM
A really good, classy individual at the wrong place and time. Now Guerrero is 1-1 for his hires. Sorry to see KD go as a man, but he had to go as a head coach. Good luck KD.

ASUcruz
December 3rd, 2007, 02:14 PM
A really good, classy individual at the wrong place and time. Now Guerrero is 1-1 for his hires. Sorry to see KD go as a man, but he had to go as a head coach. Good luck KD.

2-1 if you count UCLA baseball.

roenick
December 3rd, 2007, 03:00 PM
And I do. John Savage rules.

OOPs forgot about him. He counts. Guerrero just needs to do as well with his next football HC. My gut tells me it will be Mooch.

Guerrero will want to go the route of his arch rival who also got an ex-NFL coach who pay huge dividends.

Hoya
December 3rd, 2007, 11:12 PM
Mike Leach is intriguing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/magazine/04coach.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2

roenick
December 4th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Mike Leach is intriguing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/magazine/04coach.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2

The guy does seem a lot more intriguing then I ever thought based on that 2 year old article. But what I love is the way he is willing to call out his own squad like he did after this season's loss to Ok State:

YouTube - Mike Leach Has Outburst, Too

You ever think KD would do this? Not sure if Bruin faithful are ready for a guy like this but it would be a breath of fresh air and may shake up the old guard in South Central.

Hoya
December 6th, 2007, 01:07 PM
If you aren't sick of UCLA-BYU matchups after the bowl game, we play them again next year in the 3rd week of the season. Yippee.

KFC
December 7th, 2007, 09:18 AM
If you aren't sick of UCLA-BYU matchups after the bowl game, we play them again next year in the 3rd week of the season. Yippee.

Southern California is the 2nd largest hotbed for young adult mormons.

FYI.

El Cochino
December 7th, 2007, 08:16 PM
I'm so excited about ucla playing BYU that I have no clue when the game is... Pretty sad, huh???


I was reading on BRO that some "influential doners" are pushing for Skippy (Neuheisel) to get an interview... on the condition that DeWayne Walker remain as D coordinator. I like the idea... my problem with Neuheisel is that his teams are SOFT, that doesn't fly with me. As far as the off the field issues... he is clear as far as the NCAA is concerned. He got a boatload of cash for being "wrongfully terminated" (from U-Dub). I have a feeling he is going to get an interview and eventually get the job. He's wanted this job in the worst way.

Mr. Irreverent
December 7th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Ha-Ha!

KFC
December 10th, 2007, 05:00 PM
And yet I still don't want to play BYU three times in just over a year. Yawn.

That's fine.

There will be many many jello-eaters happy to go instead. :grin:

ASUcruz
December 11th, 2007, 08:18 AM
This was a possible destination for Walker. Seems like WSU is going another way.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3149564

roenick
December 12th, 2007, 07:30 AM
This was a possible destination for Walker. Seems like WSU is going another way.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3149564


This was big news up here yesterday as they had the press conference to announce him as the Wazzu coach. Interesting guy, it seemed. Kept saying he has hated purple all his life (take that U-dub!). He was very successful at EWU, where he only had one losing season in eight years.

Wonder what happens with Walker now? If he doesn't get the head coaching job at UCLA wonder if the new coach can convince him to stay? I hope so.

Hoya
December 12th, 2007, 03:44 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclacoach13dec13,1,627759.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Norm Chow? BN is throwing a whiny ****fit about this but I'm inclined to think he's a pretty solid candidate.

roenick
December 12th, 2007, 05:34 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclacoach13dec13,1,627759.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Norm Chow? BN is throwing a whiny ****fit about this but I'm inclined to think he's a pretty solid candidate.

Are you kidding me?? They have to realize that this would be great! Instant credibility with recruits since Chow has a track record of making college player's pro's and pro's better players. If he could convince Walker of staying and taking care of the defense I think BN would be set for quite a few years to come.

It would be awesome, at least IMO, to have two successful ex-'SC coaches. I mean we are not talking about Ted Tollner or Larry Smith here.

SmytheKing
December 13th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Are you kidding me?? They have to realize that this would be great! Instant credibility with recruits since Chow has a track record of making college player's pro's and pro's better players. If he could convince Walker of staying and taking care of the defense I think BN would be set for quite a few years to come.

It would be awesome, at least IMO, to have two successful ex-'SC coaches. I mean we are not talking about Ted Tollner or Larry Smith here.

Yeah. I'd be ****ing THRILLED with Norm Chow as the head coach. Hopefully that anemic offense we've seen for several years would be revived. Oh glory be. . .

ASUcruz
December 15th, 2007, 09:06 AM
Harbaugh to interview at UCLA.

Not that one

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3156001

irisher
December 15th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Neuheisel is going to be interviewed as well--

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclarep15dec15,1,1100248.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=2&cset=true

roenick
December 15th, 2007, 01:19 PM
Neither "Sneuheisel" (he was a Sigma Nu and a undergrad when I was there) nor Harbaugh are guys I want. Bring on Norm Chow or Mooch.

Hoya
December 19th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Neither "Sneuheisel" (he was a Sigma Nu and a undergrad when I was there) nor Harbaugh are guys I want. Bring on Norm Chow or Mooch.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-uclarep19dec19,1,3098885.story

Neuheisel the front-runner? Surprising.

seraphim
December 19th, 2007, 11:09 AM
who else is going to Vegas to see the game?

U-C-L-A fight fight fight!

-_Sf

PS - Chow for President

Hoya
December 19th, 2007, 11:17 AM
I'll be barhopping in West L.A. for the game.

I was in Vegas last month and I can't justify traveling to see us play BYU. Yawn.

roenick
December 19th, 2007, 12:53 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-uclarep19dec19,1,3098885.story

Neuheisel the front-runner? Surprising.

This is really disappointing. And now to hear that they interviewed Jason Garrett, he thought about it and turned it down. We are going to end up with Snuheisel ...:yuckkkk:

Kings Provisional
December 19th, 2007, 01:32 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-uclarep19dec19,1,3098885.story

Neuheisel the front-runner? Surprising.

For some reason I am not that surprised.

Nor I am I all that upset by it.

Hoya
December 19th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Mystery guest?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bruin/2007/12/whos-the-myster.html

Kragthorpe not interested
http://www.wlky.com/news/14892481/detail.html

Wolvie
December 19th, 2007, 09:12 PM
I thought Neuheisel burned bridges with Morgan Center. Guess not?

Hoya
December 20th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Chow not in picture

http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2007/12/more_chow_1.html

Hoya
December 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Bellotti? (maybe using UCLA for a raise?)

http://insidesocal.com/ucla/2007/12/bellotti_interviews.html

http://insidesocal.com/ucla/2007/12/and_more_bellotti.html

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclarep21dec21,1,7855051.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

And from BRO...


As we leaked on the BRO Premium Football Message Board, Mike Bellotti, the Oregon Head Coach, interviewed for the UCLA head coaching job, sources have indicated.

Bellotti, too, from what we've learned, is the frontrunner for the job.

Some sources have indicated that the deal is actually in the stages of being finalized.

Bellotti is in his 13th year as the Oregon head man, and has led the Ducks to the most successful stint in their football history, with nine bowl appearances in 11 years, eight or more wins in seven of his seasons, finishing in the top 20 four times. In the 2000 season, he led the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl win and a #2 final ranking. Bellotti, of course, is known for his creative offenses, averaging more than 400 yards per game in eight of his 11 seasons.

It's believed by sources close to the situation that Bellotti would want to keep defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker.

Wolvie
December 21st, 2007, 02:41 AM
How do you guys feel about Bellotti?

Hoya
December 21st, 2007, 10:50 AM
I would be very satisfied.

I'm confused though. The Plaschke article says "Mike Bellotti is 5-3 against Pete Carroll." How is that even possible? Carroll's been at USC for seven years, and he sure as hell hasn't lost to ANYONE five times. He's only got nine conference losses. Seven of those are Harbaugh (Stanford) this year, Dorrell in '06, Mike Riley (OSU) in '06, Mike Price (WSU) in '01 and '02, Neuheisel (UW) in '01, and Tedford (Cal) in '03.

I think he's only beaten Carroll twice--in Carroll's first season and this year.

Hoya
December 21st, 2007, 02:55 PM
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7780133?source=rss

Bellotti out.

El Cochino
December 21st, 2007, 04:09 PM
I was listening to Joe McDonnell a couple of days ago and he thinks Rick Neuheisel is about 3/4 of the way in as coach... and also, there could be a chance of Norm Chow coming in as Rick Offesnive Coordinator. And of course Dewayne Walker would have to stay.

TBrown33
December 21st, 2007, 07:53 PM
Why would Chow go from being a very successful OC for SC, to a damn good OC for the Titans, to OCing for UCLA? Seems like it would be a demotion.

Wolvie
December 21st, 2007, 09:52 PM
Why would Chow go from being a very successful OC for SC, to a damn good OC for the Titans, to OCing for UCLA? Seems like it would be a demotion.

... but if the job comes with a caveat, that you have to retain Dewayne Walker as DC, aren't you sort of just a glorified OC anyway? :)

That brings up a question, is that one of the hang-ups in finding a coach? Or is it money Guerrero is offering? Or is this job that unattractive?

jdkings24
December 23rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
Weak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ASUcruz
December 31st, 2007, 11:33 AM
Something for you guys to be excited about.

http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2007/12/possible_qb_coach_transfer.html

Wolvie
December 31st, 2007, 02:48 PM
Well, Ryan Mallett does have a gun. I hope there's a running game to support him if he comes, because he ain't nimble.

So what are the chances that Neuheisel lands Chow and Walker? That's some instant cred on both ends of the ball.

ASUcruz
December 31st, 2007, 02:51 PM
Well, Ryan Mallett does have a gun. I hope there's a running game to support him if he comes, because he ain't nimble.

So what are the chances that Neuheisel lands Chow and Walker? That's some instant cred on both ends of the ball.

I don't think there's any chance he lands Chow. Seems like a backwards move for him.

Hoya
January 3rd, 2008, 11:39 AM
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/SPORTS17/265555016

More on Mallett.

roenick
January 4th, 2008, 08:10 AM
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/SPORTS17/265555016

More on Mallett.

Man I hope this happens. I really, really don't want to rely on Olsen next season.

Hoya
January 4th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Man I hope this happens. I really, really don't want to rely on Olsen next season.

Next year is irrelevant. If he transfers, he'd have to sit out next year.

It's going to be senior Olson or senior Cowan next year.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/SPORTS06/80103054/1054&imw=Y

roenick
January 5th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Next year is irrelevant. If he transfers, he'd have to sit out next year.

It's going to be senior Olson or senior Cowan next year.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/SPORTS06/80103054/1054&imw=Y

Sorry, you're right. I forgot the having to sit out one year.

Hoya
January 9th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Mallett looking elsewhere
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3188170

Hoya
January 29th, 2008, 02:15 PM
UCLA added some quarterback depth to the class of 2008, getting a five-star passer from the JC ranks in Mt. San Antonio College's Kevin Craft, who verballed to the Bruins on Monday night.

Maybe Olson and Cowan end up sitting for their senior seasons?

Kingslaw
January 29th, 2008, 05:17 PM
My friend who is a Washington State alum and a hater of all things Univ. of Washington sent me this email about Neuheisel's time at Washington: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/victoryandruins/

This stuff sounds pretty crazy. Let's hope Neuheisel's learned his lesson.

Hoya
January 29th, 2008, 06:27 PM
My friend who is a Washington State alum and a hater of all things Univ. of Washington sent me this email about Neuheisel's time at Washington: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/victoryandruins/

This stuff sounds pretty crazy. Let's hope Neuheisel's learned his lesson.

The Stevens story is disgusting.

roenick
January 30th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Concur on hoping Skippy learned his lesson. I don't want this Bruin's team to turn into the handicap parking pass type team (or worse) just to win ...

Wolvie
February 6th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Monster first recruiting class for Ricky. Sounds like a top 10 class nationally.

Kingslaw
February 6th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Monster first recruiting class for Ricky. Sounds like a top 10 class nationally.

ESPN lists UCLA as 14 and USC as 6.

Top 5:

1. Univ. of Miami Fl.

2. Clemson

3. Alabama

4. Florida

5. Georgia

ESPN - Miami claims top 2008 recruiting class - Insider (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/columns/story?columnist=luginbill_tom&id=3233826&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos2)

Wolvie
February 6th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Scout.com had us at #9, but clearly different lists have different ways of ranking. I haven't seen another list that has us higher, and I've seen a few that have us in the low teens.

roenick
February 6th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Doesn't matter to me how he did it but he did it. Skippy kept Dwayne Walker and that did everything to get this class in. I like that they addressed the need at RB and QB and that they pulled a JC QB for immediate need. I would like to see them get a WR from the JC ranks as a short term help as well. I know they don't like doing that but they will still need to compete next year and the year after and JC players are what that is for.

Hoya
February 6th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Monster first recruiting class for Ricky. Sounds like a top 10 class nationally.

Karl Dorrell's final gift to UCLA.

roenick
February 7th, 2008, 07:28 AM
Karl Dorrell's final gift to UCLA.

Say what you want about KD and his head coaching ability, the guy was (and is) a Bruin at heart. It was nice to see Skippy give KD some credit for this class in the interviews I heard. KD is a good guy who just wasn't a head coach.

Hoya
February 7th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Say what you want about KD and his head coaching ability, the guy was (and is) a Bruin at heart. It was nice to see Skippy give KD some credit for this class in the interviews I heard. KD is a good guy who just wasn't a head coach.

I actually didn't mean it as an insult. He did a solid job recruiting this year all things considered.

roenick
February 7th, 2008, 09:46 PM
No worries. I thought your comment was spot on and was following up. KD was a good guy in the wrong job. Hopefully Skippy can improve on the recent track run.

El Cochino
February 8th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Expect the NEXT recruiting class to be a "monster" one... That's when UCLA will be pulling in recruits with the big boys. Skippy means business!

Kingsqueen
February 8th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I'm hoping my cousin Jake gets a chance to play this coming season. He has 3 years of eligibility remaining (he was redshirted for the 1st). It's frustrating for the whole family who goes and watches the games, but has to watch Jake sitting on the sidelines. He came onto the team, very highly touted, too....but apparently he wan't one of the coaches "favorites", so he never got the call. Maybe with the new coach, my family will have more reasons to cheer in 2008.

Player Bio: Jake Dean - Football (http://uclabruins.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/dean_jake00.html)

TBrown33
February 9th, 2008, 10:46 AM
I bet he's better than PJ Irvin, too. That guy ****in sucked.

Hoya
February 9th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Expect the NEXT recruiting class to be a "monster" one... That's when UCLA will be pulling in recruits with the big boys. Skippy means business!
We need some blue-chippers on defense next year pretty badly, especially in the front seven.

El Cochino
February 11th, 2008, 10:47 AM
We need some blue-chippers on defense next year pretty badly, especially in the front seven.



In the worst way!

Hoya
April 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
Tennessee-UCLA football game moved to Labor Day - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-spw-uclafb2apr02,1,2484648.story)

The Bruins altered their schedule and will open against Tennessee at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 1 to accommodate television.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, but will now be ESPN's Labor Day game at 5 p.m. What was previously UCLA's season opener, Aug. 30 against Fresno State, has been moved to Sept. 27.

Genghis John
April 3rd, 2008, 02:39 PM
Tennessee-UCLA football game moved to Labor Day - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-spw-uclafb2apr02,1,2484648.story)

The Bruins altered their schedule and will open against Tennessee at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 1 to accommodate television.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, but will now be ESPN's Labor Day game at 5 p.m. What was previously UCLA's season opener, Aug. 30 against Fresno State, has been moved to Sept. 27.

Take that Fresno!

Hoya
April 13th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Cowan seems to have won UCLA QB job over Olson - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclafb14apr13,1,410435.story)

TBrown33
April 14th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Cowan seems to have won UCLA QB job over Olson - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uclafb14apr13,1,410435.story)

Olson: bust.

ChilledAgua
April 15th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Cowan's decision making and mobility are superior to Olson's. I've thought that he was the better option the last 2 years.

It will be interesting to see how Forcier and Craft fit in.

KFC
April 15th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Norm Chow dislikes Mormon Quarterbacks and has outright said so, because they leave for missions.

He was OC at BYU for twenty years and consistently said that going on a Mormon mission hindered their ability to grow as a quarterback so much so that it made them incapable of playing the position at a high level required to compete at D-I upon return.

Ben Olson went on a Mormon mission, and his strengths are throwing the long ball. The Bruins haven't really excelled at that since Toledo was the coach - not ironically, the coach that recruited him. He definitely wasn't Karl Dorrell type of player, he doesn't have the quickness to keep the small ball short pass offensive scheme that he ran. I'm guessing it's the same with Neuheisel. I believe he's very much so Kerry Collins in every sense.

Hoya
April 15th, 2008, 05:48 PM
I believe he's very much so Kerry Collins in every sense.
Minus the undefeated season and Rose Bowl win.

KFC
April 16th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Minus the undefeated season and Rose Bowl win.

Actually...

yes. I agree with that statement.

Hoya
April 28th, 2008, 12:40 AM
ESPN - UCLA QB Cowan out for '08 season; Olson to miss 6-8 weeks - College Football (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3370532)

Hoya
August 4th, 2008, 05:23 PM
UCLA Bruins start football practice Tuesday - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla5-2008aug05,0,1807231.story)

Ice24
August 4th, 2008, 06:10 PM
UCLA Bruins start football practice Tuesday - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla5-2008aug05,0,1807231.story)

Does Tommy Maddox still have some eligibilty left?

RockPile
August 5th, 2008, 04:50 PM
UCLA Bruins start football practice Tuesday - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla5-2008aug05,0,1807231.story)

Woot! Bring on the Vols!

Let's see how long it takes Chow to get the offense to recover from the WCO.

Craft by mid-season.

Sheller is a huge dissapointment.

roenick
August 10th, 2008, 09:01 PM
This guy has to be the biggest "bust" recruit the Bruins have ever had. Let the juco QB play Skippy!

ESPN - Broken foot sidelines UCLA quarterback Olson at least 8 weeks - College Football (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3528767)

Hoya
August 12th, 2008, 02:14 AM
EDSBS Archive UCLA QUARTERBACK INJURIES: AN UNSETTLING COMPENDIUM (http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2008/08/11/ucla-quarterback-injuries-an-unsettling-compendium/)

SmytheKing
August 12th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Man, Bruins are shaping up to be in a great position for the draft eh....?

Hoya
August 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Trojans have a little problem - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-usc14-2008aug14,0,2415417.story)

TBrown33
August 18th, 2008, 11:42 AM
I was at the scrimmage this past weekend.

Looks like it might be a long year...

Hoya
August 19th, 2008, 05:06 AM
I was at the scrimmage this past weekend.

Looks like it might be a long year...

I guess I picked the right year to skip town.

TBrown33
August 19th, 2008, 11:24 AM
I guess I picked the right year to skip town.

We sucked last year too.

RockPile
August 19th, 2008, 11:32 AM
I was at the scrimmage this past weekend.

Looks like it might be a long year...

I assume you're referring to the offense. Details? I'm also assuming that the running backs look good but the passing game and o-line not so much?

Hoya
August 19th, 2008, 04:53 PM
We sucked last year too.

But at least we were 4-2 at home.

TBrown33
August 19th, 2008, 05:25 PM
But at least we were 4-2 at home.

Holler.

Re: the scrimmage. In a game that was offense vs. defense, the defense almost won.

Offense just looked sluggish, overall. Maybe because it's still August. Maybe it's because we just don't have a lot of talent. I tend to lean towards the latter. Craft had a nice QB Draw for a 15 yard score. 'Bout it.

Hoya
August 25th, 2008, 04:08 PM
So, we're a seven-point underdog. That seems lower than it should be.

Cross Traffic
August 27th, 2008, 04:25 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/i/D/1/B/PHP48B4964303B1D.jpg

Oh boy, SC fans are going to have a field day with this.

Chartrand
September 1st, 2008, 03:14 AM
http://www.azcentral.com/i/D/1/B/PHP48B4964303B1D.jpg

Oh boy, SC fans are going to have a field day with this.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h126/TrojanMan108/UclaAd2.jpg

lath19
September 1st, 2008, 06:39 PM
How's that SDSU QB transfer working out for you so far? Ouch. Well, at least you won't lose to a DII school this year.

TBrown33
September 1st, 2008, 09:11 PM
Holy crap.

roenick
September 1st, 2008, 09:38 PM
Looked pretty good on those last two drives ...

roenick
September 1st, 2008, 09:55 PM
Freaking Skippy ....

TBrown33
September 1st, 2008, 10:03 PM
Aaah holy crap! Yes!

Cross Traffic
September 1st, 2008, 10:19 PM
Big props to the Bruins for making the 2nd half adjustments that won them the game!

Mr. Irreverent
September 1st, 2008, 10:27 PM
Congrats Bruins... Tennesse shouldn't be ranked 18 that's for sure, but your defense was good, especially the front 4.

RockPile
September 1st, 2008, 10:31 PM
Awesome D. Crompton was hearing footsteps all night. O-line was pretty good giving up only one sack on an all out blitz. Couldn't run block though. Knowing that this team will make adjustments is such a relief after not seeing effective adjustments since 2006.

lath19
September 1st, 2008, 10:47 PM
Great game and a solid win for UCLA.

Mr. Irreverent
September 1st, 2008, 10:58 PM
Great game and a solid win for UCLA.


Great game if you like watching retarded offense for the first three quarters. Not a solid win, it went to overtime remember? :geek:

Hoya
September 2nd, 2008, 09:27 AM
Great game if you like watching retarded offense for the first three quarters. Not a solid win, it went to overtime remember? :geek:

Beating a ranked SEC team with a new QB is always solid for me.

I'll take it. I expected to lose by double-digits.

seraphim
September 2nd, 2008, 12:26 PM
U-c-l-a
ucla
fight fight fight!!!

Ecktore
September 2nd, 2008, 02:07 PM
Beating a ranked SEC team with a new QB is always solid for me.

I'll take it. I expected to lose by double-digits.

Yeah, I expected to lose by double digits as well. You really have to give credit to the defense for keeping it close. Yeah, 4 ints in the first half was awful but Craft came up big in the second half. And really, credit Norm Chow for that last drive in the 4th.

It wasn't solid, but I'll take the win.

Go Bruins!!

girl4kings
September 2nd, 2008, 04:28 PM
That was a pretty good game. Dammit I knew Tenn was going to blow it.

Hoya
September 2nd, 2008, 06:22 PM
And really, credit Norm Chow for that last drive in the 4th.

Using Moline as a decoy on the right side to open up the middle for Moya on the TD pass was brilliant.

Can you imagine a Dorrell offense doing that?

Mr. Irreverent
September 2nd, 2008, 07:10 PM
Using Moline as a decoy on the right side to open up the middle for Moya on the TD pass was brilliant.

Can you imagine a Dorrell offense doing that?

Dorrell was a godamn joke, much like Paul Hackett was a joke at USC.

seraphim
September 2nd, 2008, 07:11 PM
Can you imagine a Dorrell offense doing that?

After the game, Rick took the microphone from the old guy who yells at the fans and addressed the stadium. Would Dorrell ever do that?!??!

Needless to say the stadium was electric and while all UCLA games are probably going to stress the pace-maker, at least the coaching staff is both proven and likable.

The monopoly is OVAH!!!!

-_Sf

Mr. Irreverent
September 2nd, 2008, 07:21 PM
The monopoly is OVAH!!!!

-_Sf

:lol: You keep believing that...

ASUcruz
September 2nd, 2008, 08:10 PM
After the game, Rick took the microphone from the old guy who yells at the fans and addressed the stadium. Would Dorrell ever do that?!??!

Needless to say the stadium was electric and while all UCLA games are probably going to stress the pace-maker, at least the coaching staff is both proven and likable.

The monopoly is OVAH!!!!

-_Sf

Los Angeles Times Video (http://www.latimes.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=2865048)

SmytheKing
September 2nd, 2008, 10:20 PM
Los Angeles Times Video (http://www.latimes.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=2865048)

Christ. . .did they win the National Championship? My favorite part? "Tonight. . .we're gonna pppp. . .celebrate!"

Hoya
September 4th, 2008, 07:46 PM
After the game, Rick took the microphone from the old guy who yells at the fans and addressed the stadium. Would Dorrell ever do that?!??!

Well, he did it after SC in '06...

Cross Traffic
September 10th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Thought about making the 6 hour drive to Provo, but I have been to Utah once this year and am not in much of a rush to go back!

Cross Traffic
September 13th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Holy crap. Now I am really glad I didn't make that drive.

If they are going to play like that against MWC teams, at least schedule one that they might beat!

Totally embarassing.

Kingsqueen
September 13th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Ok, yeah....this game is a complete disaster...but my family is pretty excited right now because my Cousin Jake DEAN (#57 - Center/ OG) just took the field for the first time (Finally)! So, anyways...Booooooo to this game, but WooHooo for my Cous! :cheerp:

Some of my family actually traveled to this game, on the off chance that Jake would get the nod...and my Aunt called me all excited when he did. They've been going to all the home games (and some away) ever since he was a red-shirt two years ago...and I know they would have been bummed if they hadn't had gone to this one and missed his first time "off the bench".

spjon25
September 13th, 2008, 04:32 PM
I think all UCLA alum are on suicide watch...59-0 against a bunch of mormons. God help us, L Ron Hubbard Help Us, Oprah Help Us, Tom Cruise Help Us

Cross Traffic
September 13th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Congrats to your cousin and family that made the trip.

Kingsqueen
September 13th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Congrats to your cousin and family that made the trip.

Thanks!

Hopefully he will impress the coach enough to get more playing time in the future. *fingers crossed*

Mr. Irreverent
September 14th, 2008, 06:22 PM
11 pages of thread? Seriously? ;)

girl4kings
September 15th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Damn where are the Bruins at???? Hard loss huh?

roenick
September 15th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Seems like trojan lover forgot what it was like when Larry Smith and Ted Tollner were there ...

Mr. Irreverent
September 15th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Seems like trojan lover forgot what it was like when Larry Smith and Ted Tollner were there ...

BS, I still remember when John Fox was our staring QB and Cade McNown use to pull wins out if his ass. Nice try though. Dude UCLA owns in basketball, let USC own the football, we can share right?

girl4kings
September 16th, 2008, 10:09 AM
How'd CSUN's team do again?

I wish they did have a team when I was there, but it was scratched when I was in high school because of title nine. If they had a team I would've cheered for them. My family has been divided cheering for both USC and UCLA. It's all in fun!

Thanks for asking :peace:

seraphim
September 16th, 2008, 10:29 AM
UCLA is the best. Unfortunately, BYU is a little better.

roenick
September 16th, 2008, 10:19 PM
BS, I still remember when John Fox was our staring QB and Cade McNown use to pull wins out if his ass. Nice try though. Dude UCLA owns in basketball, let USC own the football, we can share right?

I think it is the smugness of 'SC fan and how it is their "right" to be great in football that turns most off. Like Dallas Cowboy and ATL Brave fans and Laker fans and Yankee fans. And there are an awful lot of bandwagoners out there right now ... I would just like my alma mater to be competitive and try to win a national championship once in a while. That's what made McNown fun to watch.

Mr. Irreverent
September 16th, 2008, 10:27 PM
I think it is the smugness of 'SC fan and how it is their \"right\" to be great in football that turns most off. Like Dallas Cowboy and ATL Brave fans and Laker fans and Yankee fans. And there are an awful lot of bandwagoners out there right now ... I would just like my alma mater to be competitive and try to win a national championship once in a while. That's what made McNown fun to watch.

I don't think anything I said was smug. Oh well... :victory:

Kingsqueen
September 17th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Is anyone a member over at BruinBlitz.com/Rivals.com?
There is an article about my cousin Jake that I'd like to read, but am only getting teased with the first paragraph...and don't feel like signing up for the 7-day free trial. Thanks in advance! :help:

UCLA Football (http://ucla.rivals.com/)

Joe Nathan
October 18th, 2008, 06:01 PM
UCLA beat Stanford with 10 seconds to go. Awesome game

Go Bruins

Wolvie
October 19th, 2008, 11:28 PM
UCLA beat Stanford with 10 seconds to go. Awesome game

Go Bruins

I was at that game.

Awesome OUTCOME.

TERRIBLE GAME.

ucsdguy1
October 20th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I was at that game.

Awesome OUTCOME.

TERRIBLE GAME.
I was there too. totally agree.

What was up with Stanford's band halftime show - why usc cheats at monopoly?
(the white bronco was a nice touch)

Wolvie
October 20th, 2008, 08:15 PM
I was there too. totally agree.

What was up with Stanford's band halftime show - why usc cheats at monopoly?
(the white bronco was a nice touch)

Well, points for finding neutral ground... but, yeah, there's nothing more annoying than a bunch of smart kids that think they're more clever than they really are.

Of course, being the product of 13 years of public university education, I probably have a bias or two against 'em. That... and they turned my ass down 3.5 times along the way. :Tongue_anim:

Hoya
December 6th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Well, that was less painful than expected.

So... there's that.

Ecktore
December 6th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Yeah, I didn't expect them to win, but it was closer than I expected it to be.

There's always next year!!

roenick
December 8th, 2008, 10:25 PM
I coached my daughter's soccer tournament all weekend so I didn't see any of the game. I was surprised by the close score and then by Plaschke's positive column about the game (after that crappy column the day before about Norm going back to 'SC!). Maybe Skippy can build on it.

Hey Joe, how is law school (it is law school right??)? How you liking 'DC? I was born in Alexandria and always loved it there.

ucsdguy1
December 19th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Carson TE Presley commits to UCLA - LA Daily News (http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_11259280)

girl4kings
December 19th, 2008, 03:30 PM
He makes some good comments in the article. It's true that USC is so loaded with players that he might or might not get a chance to play. We will probably see this trend to continue as players are not even starting to transfer from USC to school where they can crack the line up weekly.

Wolvie
December 20th, 2008, 08:05 AM
Carson TE Presley commits to UCLA - LA Daily News (http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_11259280)

Scout.com's Tracy Pierson notes that this COULD represent a turning point in LA college football.

It's pretty rare this decade for an elite kid to verbal to USC early and switch to the lowly Bruins. Presley is legitimately the best player at his position in the nation, and a local. And because of uncertainties at USC (offensive scheme, recruiting violations, playing time) you're starting to see top recruits consider alternatives. It helps that you have Neuheisel/Chow when you're trying to recruit an offensive player to UCLA.

Furthermore, Presley and Brehaut may tag-team recruit other area players to UCLA. Presley's high profile will influence other kids' decisions, particularly locals.

SuxBeingU
December 20th, 2008, 08:28 AM
The way I see it, as a USC fanboy......

Pete Carroll will not promise ANY recruit they will start or even play, they HAVE to earn the right. USC will some to UCLA and other school because of this. In the long run I think it builds a better program. WHy start some kid who hasn't earned it because you promised him even with a better player on the bench.

If it was my kid I would push him towards going somewhere where he will get to play significant minutes every week. Thats the only way to be seen if he hopes to make the jump to the NFL, though not very likely for 95% of cellege players.

As a fan I love the USC philosophy. Earn your way or you don't play. It creates competiton adn makes the whole team better. The question is is it better to play for a dynasty or get playing time, see Matt Cassells to further clouds the issue. Never played a down at USC and is arguably the MVP of the NFL this year

Ice24
December 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM
What bowl is UCLA playing in this Holiday Season?

Wolvie
December 20th, 2008, 06:04 PM
What bowl is UCLA playing in this Holiday Season?

That's just mean.

SmytheKing
December 21st, 2008, 02:28 AM
What bowl is UCLA playing in this Holiday Season?

One where the winner doesn't get the national championship. Just like the one USC is in.

Hoya
February 4th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Hasiak (over Cal) and Su'a-Filo (over Utah, LSU, and USC) today. Big grabs for the OL. Potentially a top 10-15 class here.

Inside UCLA with Brian Dohn (http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/)

RockPile
February 4th, 2009, 01:05 PM
UCLA #10 per Scout

Excellent class. Lets see what happens with R Carroll

link:Scout.com: Football Recruiting (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=2009)

Hoya
February 4th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Up to #7 with the Su'a-Filo get. :)

RockPile
February 4th, 2009, 02:33 PM
As good as last year's class was, it was mostly skill position players. Thank goodness this years OL/DL recruits look very solid.

Wolvie
February 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Scary nice recruiting class.

Now... we wait.

El Cochino
February 4th, 2009, 07:40 PM
I was really worried about the OL & DL.... but the future looks REALLY bright now!

Wolvie
February 4th, 2009, 08:24 PM
This, I had to share.


Remember I alluded to something Head Coach Rick Neuheisel was doing with his coaching staff to help in recruiting.

I said that, in holding off in hiring Carnell Lake, it would benefit recruiting.

At the time, I couldn't tell you what it was. But now I can.

When DeWayne Walker left the staff, UCLA had a spot open on the coaching staff. Instead of rushing out and hiring Lake, Neuheisel was clever to take advantage of the situation.

He hired Vae Tata, the former UCLA player, as an assistant. Tata, of course, has deep ties to the Hawaiian community, and Tata spent a great deal of time recruiting for UCLA in Hawaii over the last month or so, and his effort was highly influential.

It was critical in UCLA getting Stan Hasiak, and without Tata UCLA wouldn't have had near as good a chance with Manti Te'o as they did (I've heard it was between Notre Dame and UCLA).

Neuheisel hiring Tata temporarily was entirely within NCAA rules.

It's just another instance that shows how smart and aggressive Neuheisel is at his job, and has become in regard to recruiting.

Clever.

seraphim
February 4th, 2009, 08:56 PM
do we have a marquis running back? As far as I could tell(from last year) we had a ****ty running game which exposed our ****tier qbs. What's the story there?

-_Sf

santiclaws
February 5th, 2009, 01:44 AM
do we have a marquis running back? As far as I could tell(from last year) we had a ****ty running game which exposed our ****tier qbs. What's the story there?

-_Sf

Scout.com: Damien Thigpen Profile (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=3429736)

Neuheisel and the Bruins recruiting class are the top story on scout.com. Kinda nice.

El Cochino
February 5th, 2009, 05:53 AM
UCLA is ranked #4.... it's been a long time! Outstanding job by Neu, Chow & Bob Palcic. It looks like former player Vai Tata had a lot to do with them landing those Hawaiian recruits. If the recruiting turns into "W's" on the field, the program will begin to (as it does at SC) recruit itself. Great day to be a Bruin!

Hoya
February 5th, 2009, 06:27 AM
do we have a marquis running back? As far as I could tell(from last year) we had a ****ty running game which exposed our ****tier qbs. What's the story there?

-_Sf

Most of that was because we had a terrible offensive line that couldn't pass block or run block, which made both our QB and RBs look terrible. O-line was by far our biggest weakness last year, and we picked up a lot in that area.

We brought in some RB studs in last year's class in Dean and Knox, and as mentioned Thigpen this year is another good get.

Next year I assume we'll be better but mediocre, but by 2010 with another strong class we should be the #2 program in the Pac-10.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/02/neuheisel-era.html


We have Ramirez penciled in as the starter, after talking to some sources close to the program. The coaches were really excited about him last off-season before he was suspended for the season. He’s expected to be the bigger, slasher type. We fully expect Knox to be right there, and even if he isn’t the official starter, get significant playing time next season. He was probably the best tailback on the roster last year, but had to redshirt due to academic and other considerations. It will be interesting to see Coleman after his first off-season; we still believe he’s a fullback, but we’ll see. There were rumors Dean could transfer, but he’s telling everyone he’s definitely staying and putting in the work to get better, and get on the field. Carter is really going to have to show something this spring and fall or get left out of the rotation. Franklin was very impressive on the scout team, and he looks quite a bit bigger physically; he could, though, end up in the defensive backfield. Hilliard, too, could end up a defensive back. Thigpen’s speed will get him on the field, it’s just uncertain whether that will be at tailback or perhaps at defensive back. He’ll definitely get a look at kick-off returner as a true freshman, and on special teams, like on punt block.

roenick
February 5th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Scout.com: Damien Thigpen Profile (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=3429736)

Neuheisel and the Bruins recruiting class are the top story on scout.com. Kinda nice.

Besides the obvious injection of highly regarded offensive and defensive lineman I love the way that Skippy injected speed into the lineup in Thigpen and Carroll. Both guys sound like they can run track as well.

Oh and anytime Skippy can steal from Pete it ends up being a GREAT day in Westwood ...

Genghis John
February 5th, 2009, 09:27 AM
<----pleased

Hoya
March 11th, 2009, 11:37 AM
UCLA Spring football depth chart - Inside UCLA with Brian Dohn (http://insidesocal.com/ucla/2009/03/ucla-spring-football-depth-cha.html)

seraphim
March 11th, 2009, 12:17 PM
ABC
Anyone but Craft


-_Sf

RockPile
March 15th, 2009, 09:29 PM
ABC
Anyone but Craft


-_Sf

Prince is a lock.

Hoya
March 16th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Anyone making the trip to Knoxville for the Tennessee game in September? I'm going.

RockPile
March 16th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Anyone making the trip to Knoxville for the Tennessee game in September? I'm going.

I wish. Let us know how it goes. I hear Vol fans are more hospitable than other SEC fans.

Hoya
March 26th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Prince is a lock.

Prince the man? - Inside UCLA with Brian Dohn (http://insidesocal.com/ucla/2009/03/prince-the-man.html)

Hoya
April 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Kevin Prince will be UCLA Bruins' starting quarterback - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4117148)

RockPile
May 1st, 2009, 09:42 AM
I just noticed that once the pac-X season starts, there are no bye weeks for the Bruins.

2009 UCLA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time Site
Sept. 5 San Diego State tbd Rose Bowl
Sept. 12 at Tennessee tbd Knoxville, TN
Sept. 19 Kansas State tbd Rose Bowl
Oct. 3 at Stanford tbd Stanford, CA
Oct. 10 Oregon tbd Rose Bowl
Oct. 17 California tbd Rose Bowl
Oct. 24 at Arizona tbd Tucson, AZ
Oct. 31 at Oregon State tbd Corvallis, OR
Nov. 7 Washington † tbd Rose Bowl
Nov. 14 at Washington State tbd Pullman, WA
Nov. 21 Arizona State tbd Rose Bowl
Nov. 28 at USC tbd L.A. Coliseum

Most other Pac-X teams have at least one bye week during Pac-X play. Some have two.

Hoya
July 24th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Nike College Colors Lightweight FZ Hoody - Men's - USC - Blue/Yellow (http://www.espnshop.com/catalog/productdetail/model_nbr--107045/sku--22110521/cm--GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH/)

colors fail.

Mr. Irreverent
July 24th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Nike College Colors Lightweight FZ Hoody - Men's - USC - Blue/Yellow (http://www.espnshop.com/catalog/productdetail/model_nbr--107045/sku--22110521/cm--GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH/)

colors fail.

Gross.

Mr. Irreverent
July 24th, 2009, 07:08 PM
http://freeandylaroche.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/neuheisel.jpg

Hoya
July 25th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Thought you would have gone with this one instead.

http://www.thewizofodds.com/the_wiz_of_odds/images/2008/08/27/monopoly.jpg

Hoya
September 4th, 2009, 08:40 PM
The Top 20 Sexiest SI Cheerleaders of the Week : COED Magazine (http://coedmagazine.com/2009/08/24/the-top-20-sexiest-si-cheerleaders-of-the-week/)

One more day.

Game on for UCLA-SDSU - Inside UCLA (http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2009/09/game-on-for-ucla-sdsu.html)

seraphim
September 5th, 2009, 11:00 PM
ABC
Anyone but Craft


-_Sf

If I do my taylor series properly, UCLA are the national champs.

U
C
L
A
FIGHT
FIGHT
FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hoya
September 10th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Driving to Knoxville first thing tomorrow morning.

Over/under on how many times the band plays Rocky Top during the game?

ChilledAgua
September 10th, 2009, 12:12 PM
237,859,114,206,787,001 times

RockPile
September 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
nanners:partytime:th_balls::mmprt::band1:lhdevil:

Nice road win!

El Cochino
September 12th, 2009, 07:50 PM
nanners:partytime:th_balls::mmprt::band1:lhdevil:

Nice road win!

YES IT IS!!!!! But, you know what.... this program took a HUGE step forward. Mark it down.... November holds special monents!

28kings28
September 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Trojans!!! Fight on!! UCLA is not gonna put a fight in the last game of the regular season. Sorry but noooo way.

RockPile
September 12th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Trojans!!! Fight on!! UCLA is not gonna put a fight in the last game of the regular season. Sorry but noooo way.

Spoken with all the class that your bandwagon, converted Raider fanbase is known for. Speaking of not putting up a fight, recent history shows that it is SC that somehow finds a way to lose to a team or two each recent year that they, considering their recruiting dominance, have absolutely no business losing to. It has become like clockwork. The parallel between the arrogance of your post and the pattern that the crossdressers of troy seem to become disinterested in "less worthy" opponents is curious.

So soon you forget?
2006 to a mediocre Bruin team & Oregon St.
2007 Stanford :taunt: & Oregon.
2008 Oregon St.

So, who will it be this year? You know it'll happen at least once. Why not the Bruins?

irisher
September 13th, 2009, 05:54 PM
UCLA's Kevin Prince out at least three weeks with a broken jaw | The Fabulous Forum | Los Angeles Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/09/ucla-football-kevin-prince-1.html)

Bummer.

SmytheKing
September 13th, 2009, 08:08 PM
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10519_864371041366_2503783_49271784_83085_n.jpg


God damn you're tall. . .

That must have been a blast to be at with all those hillbillies (I presume) shouting you down (again, I presume).

Hoya
September 13th, 2009, 08:28 PM
God damn you're tall. . .
Well, I held the camera well above my head.


That must have been a blast to be at with all those hillbillies (I presume) shouting you down (again, I presume).

Honestly, exactly the opposite. UT fans are by far the classiest bunch I have ever encountered as a visiting fan (and I've been to nine different CFB venues)--they go out of their way to be extraordinarily nice. Southern hospitality isn't a myth.

El Cochino
September 14th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Nice pics.... i wanted to go so bad, I have a lot of friends in Knox but money issues killed it. Oh well, damn good win none-the-less!

Hoya
September 14th, 2009, 11:38 AM
The spread for the KSU game jumped from -10.5 to -11.5 for next Saturday even with the news about Prince not playing.

P.I.T.A.
September 14th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Spoken with all the class that your bandwagon, converted Raider fanbase is known for. Speaking of not putting up a fight, recent history shows that it is SC that somehow finds a way to lose to a team or two each recent year that they, considering their recruiting dominance, have absolutely no business losing to. It has become like clockwork. The parallel between the arrogance of your post and the pattern that the crossdressers of troy seem to become disinterested in "less worthy" opponents is curious.

So soon you forget?
2006 to a mediocre Bruin team & Oregon St.
2007 Stanford :taunt: & Oregon.
2008 Oregon St.

So, who will it be this year? You know it'll happen at least once. Why not the Bruins?

Pretty much what Rocky said here. I'm a Trojans fan, and it's all fun and games this early in the season but if you're not worried about UCLA this year, you're not paying attention. UCLA is changing direction and it's good for the conference and the rivalry. And like he said, the last three years they've lost games that they had NO business losing. How do you dismantle just about everyone you play like then ranked #5 Ohio State, then ranked #23 Oregon, and eventually then ranked #8 Penn State, but lose to Oregon State? Not to mention the Freshman QB, who has looked good so far, but not good enough for a championship or even Rose Bowl run.

Talking trash the week of the game in a thread about that game is one thing. To come into a thread about UCLA football two and a half months and do it is bad form.

Good on the Bruins for the road win.

Hoya
September 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM
UCLA football: Four players suspended | The Fabulous Forum | Los Angeles Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/09/ucla-football-four-players-suspended.html)

Bruins put faith in Richard Brehaut -- latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla-fyi15-2009sep15,0,3541121.story)

RockPile
September 20th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Thank god for an easy early schedule. Chuck Bullogh... C-

Hoya
September 20th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Thank god for an easy early schedule. Chuck Bullogh... C-

Giving up 9 pts. doesn't work for you?

How could you possibly be blaming the defense?

RockPile
September 20th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Giving up 9 pts. doesn't work for you?

How could you possibly be blaming the defense?

Maybe a bit harsh, but I thought they looked unprepared for the wildcat formations and if not for a little luck and poor play by Coffman, would have given up more points. D. Thomas had me quite worried there for a while.

Hoya
September 20th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Maybe a bit harsh, but I thought they looked unprepared for the wildcat formations and if not for a little luck and poor play by Coffman, would have given up more points. D. Thomas had me quite worried there for a while.

They looked worst in the 2nd half when the offense wasn't eating clock--that's to be expected of a defense that lacks depth like ours.

ChilledAgua
September 20th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Maybe a bit harsh, but I thought they looked unprepared for the wildcat formations and if not for a little luck and poor play by Coffman, would have given up more points. D. Thomas had me quite worried there for a while.

Concur. Seemed like K-State was in 3rd & short situations much of the night. They also had 3 more first downs and 14 more plays.

Defensive Stat Rankings (Fox Sports):

Points / Game: 17th
Yards / Game: 16th
Passing Yards / Game: 37th
Rushing Yards / Game: 14th

Frankly, I thought we would have better stats by this point of the season, and if the defensive penalties don't go away we are in trouble...

Hoya
September 22nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
The penalties really are cause for concern, but otherwise I really can't complain about our defense.

El Cochino
September 22nd, 2009, 11:56 AM
Looking ahead... we have a tough (but winable) game in Palo Alto on the 3rd... Then Oregon...I was thinking (as I was looking at the schedule) can you imagine the atmosphere at the Rose Bowl if a top 5 Cal team comes in and we're undefeated as well? I'm getting goose bumby just thinking about it!

Hoya
September 23rd, 2009, 11:36 AM
Kevin Prince eyes Oregon game for return -- latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla-football-fyi23-2009sep23,0,4069104.story)

Hoya
September 27th, 2009, 07:47 PM
There's only one undefeated team in the Pac-10.

I'm enjoying this while it lasts. UCLA is +6 at Stanford on Saturday.

Ecktore
September 28th, 2009, 02:02 PM
There's only one undefeated team in the Pac-10.

I'm enjoying this while it lasts. UCLA is +6 at Stanford on Saturday.

I'm enjoying it, too! However, UCLA hasn't played a Pac-10 game, yet. Meanwhile, Stanford is 2-0 against Pac-10. Should be fun game this Saturday.

GO BRUINS!!!

Hoya
September 28th, 2009, 05:18 PM
YouTube - Ucla Wins at Tennessee 2009

Hoya
October 1st, 2009, 01:24 PM
RB Jones favors UCLA over Stanford at this point - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4520466&name=West_Recruiting&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fesp n%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4520466%26name%3dWest _Recruiting)


The recruitment of Malcolm Jones (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) could be coming to an end shortly. Jones is down to Stanford and UCLA and just visited the Cardinal over the weekend.

"I just talked to him and he said he still likes UCLA," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He liked Stanford and has some family pushing him there for the academics, but UCLA is where he wants to go.

"He told me a week ago he would have his decision made before October and today is the last day of September, so I know he should be getting close. If there's a family struggle going on, obviously it could take longer but as of today, he wants to go to UCLA."

Jones is one of the top backs in the West and a very talented linebacker prospect as well. In fact, some feel he may project better on the defensive side of the ball, although he wants to play running back in college.

Scout.com has Jones as the #6 RB in the country.

Hoya
October 3rd, 2009, 12:51 PM
YouTube - UCLA vs KSU Highlights 2009

Hoya
October 5th, 2009, 06:17 PM
UCLA is +6.5 vs. Oregon on Saturday.

Masoli sits out Oregon practice - Pac-10 - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/3608/masoli-sits-out-oregon-practice)

SmytheKing
October 5th, 2009, 06:45 PM
UCLA is +6.5 vs. Oregon on Saturday.

Masoli sits out Oregon practice - Pac-10 - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/3608/masoli-sits-out-oregon-practice)

Based on the past couple of weeks, I'll take Oregon. Especially if Prince is still out. I know that doesn't look like the case, but we'll see what happens.

seraphim
October 5th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Based on the past couple of weeks, I'll take Oregon. Especially if Prince is still out. I know that doesn't look like the case, but we'll see what happens.

If we can't beat stanford there is no reason to believe we can beat any other PAC10 team. More likely than not we'll get murdered by Oregon.


Oh well.

-_Sf

Hoya
October 6th, 2009, 09:53 AM
If we can't beat stanford there is no reason to believe we can beat any other PAC10 team. More likely than not we'll get murdered by Oregon.

Stanford is pretty good, and we were playing on the road with a backup QB.

Prince is supposed to return this week.

roenick
October 6th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I am still having a problem with Skippy allowing his qb to get a broken jaw in a game when he was giving the safety and didn't tell the kid to run out of bounds when he was pressured. We got what we deserved having to play Craft.

That said Oregon is a very good team, as is Stanford, and UCLA needs Prince back to stand a chance.

Here's hoping Skippy pulls his head out long enough to protect his players ...

El Cochino
October 7th, 2009, 01:33 PM
per LA Times Kevin Prince has been cleared... I don't have a link (or too lazy to post it)

Hoya
October 7th, 2009, 08:57 PM
per LA Times Kevin Prince has been cleared... I don't have a link (or too lazy to post it)

UCLA football: Kevin Prince cleared to play | The Fabulous Forum | Los Angeles Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/10/ucla-football-kevin-prince-1.html)

EDIT: Malcolm Jones committed to UCLA (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/10/ucla-football-malcolm-jones.html). This is a huge get at RB.

Hoya
October 26th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Tweet from UCLA player's account uses racial epithet for Norm Chow -- latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla-carroll-chow25-2009oct25,0,2234103.story)

Grrrrreat.

Wolvie
October 26th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Tweet from UCLA player's account uses racial epithet for Norm Chow -- latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ucla-carroll-chow25-2009oct25,0,2234103.story)

Grrrrreat.

Suddenly, I wish he'd gone to USC.

Hoya
November 1st, 2009, 06:32 PM
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers - Recap - November 01, 2009 - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291101009)


Rodgers answered by driving the Packers for a field goal, then Green Bay turned a fumbled kickoff into a 16-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to tight end Spencer Havner to cut Minnesota's lead to 24-13.

Green Bay forced a three-and-out, and Rodgers hit James Jones for a 42-yard gain to put the Packers in scoring position again. Facing third-and-4 at the Vikings 5, Rodgers rolled right and threw another touchdown to Havner -- a converted linebacker who made the transition to tight end in training camp.

Interesting.

Hoya
November 3rd, 2009, 06:47 PM
Darrell Scott leaving Colorado football, hopes to play at UCLA - The Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_13704254)

#1-rated RB from the '08 class.

lars1970
November 5th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Darrell Scott leaving Colorado football, hopes to play at UCLA - The Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_13704254)

#1-rated RB from the '08 class.

I am a CU alum and not too happy about this. Our program is in disarray and we dont need this. On the other hand, we don't need quitters either.

Hoya
November 7th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Finally a Pac-10 win. WSU next week is awful, so ASU on Nov. 21 should be the game that determines bowl eligiblity--though the Pac-10 could easily end up with more eligible teams than bowl tie-ins.