Monday, August 10, 2009

UCLA vs. Tennessee 2009

I just read a not so inspiring article on the prospect of freshman Kevin Price playing in Knoxville this year. I would love to think that he can handle the pressure with enough preparation and help from his teammates, but that probably isn't enough. It's too bad the Bruins aren't going into Knoxville with a more season QB and offense in general, or I would have made the trip. I've always wanted to attend a game in a storied college football venue (besides going to the Rose Bowl for Bruin home games), but I don't think I can handle paying a lot of money to see what I'm expecting to see. It looks like the next potential big road trip is in Nebraska in a few years. I'm planning to be there if we can field a better prepared team that year. Either way, I'll be glued to the TV for the Vols game and will hope for a respectable outcome.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Looking forward to 2009 season

It's been a while since my last post, but I've been looking forward to the upcoming season and have a few thoughts about the current status of the team.

First off, I'm excited to see a new QB, even if he's inexperienced. Craft had a lot of heart, but just wasn't getting it done. I don't put all the blame on him though, as he was thrown to the wolves due to the Olson/Cowan injuries. I'm hoping we get some solid production out of this position in 2009.

I'm bummed about all the recent transfers. I'm not sure if they transferred willingly or were pushed out the door, but I'll trust that the coaching staff knows that they are doing. I think EJ Woods was the biggest loss, but him moving on was best for the team and UCLA's image. I hope things work out for him, on and off the field though.

I can't wait for the Tennessee game. That will be a big road test and a win there would set a positive tone for the rest of the season. A big loss, ala the Utah road game a few years ago, and the season could be over in a hurry. I think the only advantage the Bruins have is the player and staff inexperience at UT. That's the only positive sign though. The Bruins' own inexperience, the TN heat/humidity, and 100K+ rabid Vols fans is a recipe for disaster.

See you all at the Fall Scrimmage!