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Ok, in part I agree with you, but also, you have Kevin Prince and Kevin Craft, which should have "experience" on their side, and now two years of Chow offense. I don't really know enough about UCLA's O-line to say anything, but until UCLA can find a QB that "sees the field" better those two QBs, it will be kinda rough.

And as you said, UCLAs D is the only thing keeping them in games.

Just my opinion though.


Agree with you on QB.  Craft is the kind of QB that would be good in the wishbone where all he has to do is hand off.  Prince is marginally better.  Richard Brehaut is supposed to be the real deal, though.  However, he's a true freshman and hasn't got a lot of reps at the 1 spot in practice.  The O-line starts two true freshman, the first time that's ever happened at UCLA.  There are some very talented wide receivers, Carroll among them, but again a true freshman.  It'll take time to get to full strength again.

Hopefully they're recruiting defensive players as that's an upper classmen heavy group.  I'd hate to go back to the 90's where the Bruins are strong on offense but can't stop the other team.  Those years, however, saw the Bruins win 8 in a row against the cross town rivals.  Cade McNown was inducted into the UCLA hall of fame on Saturday.  He is the only UCLA QB to engineer four consecutive wins against the Trojans.
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Wait, he is supposed to be the "bees-knees" QB and he is sitting at 3rd string? Seems a little off kilter doesn't it?
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Wait, he is supposed to be the "bees-knees" QB and he is sitting at 3rd string? Seems a little off kilter doesn't it?


It does.  Especially since he graduated high school a semester early to enroll at UCLA last spring so he could play spring ball.

He was moved to 2nd in the depth chart last week and got a couple of series against Oregon.  He looked sharp with his throwing, has the best zip of the three.  Unfortunately, he was sacked 4 times.  It takes a bit of time to get with the speed of college ball.  If it were up to me he'd be the starter the rest of the season.  But coaching staffs tend to not want to make knee jerk reactions.
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Biscuit - I am shocked at Georgia this year. That said, they could recover a season by defeating Tebow's Gators.
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Joisey, I'm not sure how "shocked" I am by UGA. I mean they lost Stafford and Knoshawn (sp?)Moreno. Those are two big losses. I think it was just a matter of time before they slipped up, because that South Carolina game showed a lot about the team.

Who I am shocked by is Auburn; I expected them to win more than last year, but didn't expect them to tear through people (sans Arkansas) like they have.

And as far as the Pac-10 goes (since we weren't talking about that), I will be surprised if Oregon doesn't win the conference this year, which is funny after that Boise State game. I'm not really sure if I will be able to stand watching the ND vs. USC game this weekend. Clausen is going to light up USC's defense. And the UT vs. OU game will be superb to watch.
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jayrot - I think that USC has better athletes than Notre Dame. Clausen, Tate, and the tight end better bring their A game, and ND's offensive line better keep USC at bay.
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Well let's see. I have a feeling it is ND's year, we will see on Saturday and luckily I have no say in the final decision.
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Ok, so I have no clue where to post this, and I am not really interested in starting a new thread for it. And since Seabiscuit checks this thread often, I thought he might like this video (since it stars UCLA's campus and it is incredibly true):



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jayrot - I also think that Notre Dame lacks the great running back that super teams have. By the way, Notre Dame is the team I watch "religiously" and have since I was a child and my grandfather from Ireland had me listen on the radio to "The Foiten Irish".

PS - My mother told me how "Gramps" took her to see "The Foiten Irish" play against Carnegie Tech (I grew up just outside of downtown Pittsburgh, Pa.). I know that one year Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) upset the Irish 19-0.

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Predictions on the UT vs. OU game this weekend? 

Injuries will be a factor for OU so I've gotta go with UT (and that kills me). 

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POV - Speaking of two good quarterbacks !!!
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POV - Considering the injuries, I'll take Texas in this one, and have no dog in the fight except that my wife's cousins all graduated from Oklahoma (lived in Tulsa until they moved to Florida) and are avid fans.
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The Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl is one of the Big 12's biggest rivalries The Cotton Bowl is situated right in the middle of the Tx. State Fair and makes for the quintessential October experience.

I'm not a big Mack Brown fan and usually end up rooting for OU, but either way it's always one of the best.  Hope Bradford is 100% back.
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POV - In days gone by, I always loved the quotations from Daryl Royal. When Bud Wilkerson (sp?) was coaching at Oklahoma, he was asked how he could have his unbeaten seasons, and he answered, "Well, you just schedule the easy teams when your team isn't ready to play". Funny stuff. My favorite Royal quote was when he was told that his team had great potential - "Potential, potential - that means you aint done nothin yet, right?".
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Too funny SeaBiscuit. Definitely some great shots of the Richardsonian library (i believe) that is in the heart of UCLAs campus. And with it currently drizzling and watching a car run off the 110 this morning into the Arroyo Seco "drizzle" of a river, I thought this was quite interesting. I always have to wonder what people would do out here if they had those rains where you can't see but 5 feet in front of you.


UT vs. OU, that is a hard game to predict. I know little about the injuries (other than Sam Bradford), but with him back I think it could be an interesting game more because of the emotions going into this game. You know with OU being beaten last year, and UT being "robbed."
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If  UT can run the ball,I see them winning the game.
While Mack Brown has been accused of not winning the big games,he is a great recruiter & puts a fine team on the field every year.He gets the best from Texas most years.
Son & 2 Grandsons played HS football in Texas & there are sooo many good fb players it is hard to believe.Friday night lights in TX.is a happening in itself.


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Oh Friday night lights. It is all great until you realize you are in Valdosta High School's conference. If you don't know what I am talking about, just look it up. 24 - 24 - 6. Now that Valdosta is down, you have Lowndes leaving you in a 41-0 glory.

Wait, this is a college football forum. Roll Tide!!! Go Jackets!!

P.S. Yes, Royce Hall, been there a couple of times. The banded brick is not my ideal when it comes to architecture, but it is a beautiful building.
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I saw something at the UCLA/Cal I've never seen at a football game before today.  And, since I've been to over 200 UCLA football games I've seen a lot.

At the end of the pregame show by the UCLA band they played the National Anthem as they always do.  As is normal the fans stand, take of their hats and face the flag.  Many will sing along with the band during the anthem.  What was different this day is that the Cal fans, and there were about 5,000-6,000 Cal fans in the northwest end zone, started doing cheers.  At first I couldn't figure out what was going on as usually it's quiet during the anthem.

It occurred to me, at that point in time, that reverence and respect for tradition has been completely eliminated.  Call me old fashioned but I believe this was disrespectful.

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LMUfan, do not forget that cal is a hippie college, was it not there that they first had LSD, and also the place where they had anti Vietnam rallies.
Whatever they do it will never surprise me.
Of course my younger son did graduate from there.
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LMUfan-

Please excuse my NorCal brethren. After countless concerts, those aging Dead Heads have limited hearing and, despite frequent medication sessions at said concerts, suffer from glaucoma. They just didn't hear or see the Bruin band performing.

Or perhaps thought it was Jerry and the boys and broke into spontaneous celebration over the resurrection?

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I know most the posts are reserved for Pac-10 & SEC teams,but I say Go Hawkeyes,Go Longhorns,GoTCU & Cincy.


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I saw something at the UCLA/Cal I've never seen at a football game before today.  And, since I've been to over 200 UCLA football games I've seen a lot.

At the end of the pregame show by the UCLA band they played the National Anthem as they always do.  As is normal the fans stand, take of their hats and face the flag.  Many will sing along with the band during the anthem.  What was different this day is that the Cal fans, and there were about 5,000-6,000 Cal fans in the northwest end zone, started doing cheers.  At first I couldn't figure out what was going on as usually it's quiet during the anthem.

It occurred to me, at that point in time, that reverence and respect for tradition has been completely eliminated.  Call me old fashioned but I believe this was disrespectful.

I'd say good thing they didn't do this at Cotton Bowl or they probably would have been attending the State Fair instead of inside watching the game.

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old scout - Are you suggesting that the South or Texas is more patriotic than the rest of the USA or simply more conservative perhaps to the point of narrowness? I do agree, however, that national symbols of patriotism (for whatever nation) should be respected and these who interrupted the national anthem should be criticized for their lack of respect. They need a lesson in good manners, not politics.
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old scout - Are you suggesting that the South or Texas is more patriotic than the rest of the USA or simply more conservative perhaps to the point of narrowness? I do agree, however, that national symbols of patriotism (for whatever nation) should be respected and these who interrupted the national anthem should be criticized for their lack of respect. They need a lesson in good manners, not politics.
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Well Joisey, guess you got the winning end of that conversation (re USC vs ND). And my heart just sunk when Bradford got injured again. Talk about everything just going downhill for a human being. Along the same lines, boy was I pulling for Arkansas in that game, not because I wanted UF to fall, but because I really like Arkansas's qb especially when he gets a little more experience. Good weekend of football topped off by the wonderful game where GT beat VT. That was quite nice!
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Hoping my Hawkeye's can hang in there.Got 2 tough away games at Michigan State & Ohio State, plus home to Purdue,MN.[always a battle]& I think NW.If they pull it off,it will be great.
They are a team with no big stars,heck I'm an Iowa fan & can only name 3-4 players....that to me is what FB/team is all about.

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jayrot - I thought that Arkansas outplayed Florida, and it showed everywhere except on the scoreboard. Florida really missed their middle linebacker and defensive signal caller. He is to their defense what Tebow is to the offense.
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Well Joisey, I didn't get to see the first half of the game because I was touring the Rudolph Schindler houses for class, but the last half I too think UA should've won, but I just liked their playing style more.

And Seabiscuit, nothing like trying to take a victory from a team that did so well just to see a team that really has no chance at a top 3 spot fall further. While we are at it, 0-3 in the Pac-10 is kinda rough, right?
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Well preseason stuff can be good or bad, just look at Oregon vs. Boise State. That one game is keeping Oregon from being in the top 4. By the way, that is who I think will win the Pac10, the Ducks!
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Well, Cal and Stanford also allowed UCLA to score more points than Oregon did. Oregon handled Cal pretty easily, and Stanford and Oregon scored the exact same number of points against the same UCLA defense (with Oregon missing their QB).
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