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Quarterback Chicanery

According to yesterday's Bruin, PC is now working with the 1-offense. Of course BO is on the sideline with soreness. And OR is working the second string. KD says all three could play.

This has gotten rather ridiculous at this point. Given that offensive success for the Bruins this year has been rare and random, I guess the point is moot anyways, BUT--I think this QB crap is a joke.

I do not make predictions, but given KD's history as a head coach over the last 5 years, it would seem likely that BO will get the call and that he will play all game. Then again, given BO's history here at UCLA it would seem that he has a greater chance of being injured before or during the game than he does of completing it. I get the sense that this "soreness" may put him on the sideline Saturday, not because of KD, but because BO will say he can't play. That leaves PC as the starter, OR as #2. OR seems to have been thrown to the back of the room once again, despite performances that were really no worse than any others we've seen at that position this season.

Many attribute our lack of offense to the Dorvell combination. TRUE! It doesn't help though that of three potential QB starters for our regular season's final game, none excite in any way.

Regarding all of the predictions for Saturday's game:
Frankly, I don't understand many of them. People are remembering our last game at the Coliseum but forgetting that the team we lost to had 2 absolutely electric college RB's, a solid QB, and some quality WR's. ALL of those players we remember, are now gone from Trojanville.

UCLA's offense has been awful. UCLA's defense has varied from great to average, and it's probably somewhere in between. U$C's offense has been pretty bad--ranked ~40-50th in the nation in every major category, 43rd overall. U$C's defense has been it's staple. People have been placing an excessive amount of weight on last week's blowout of AZ St; only time will tell if this is reasonable. I think it is not. It seems to me that all arrows point towards a low-scoring game, that will likely be decided by turnovers. Both sides have multiple QB's capable of losing games by themselves, as they have proven all year long.

Conclusion: Low-scoring games are essentially up-for-grabs. Our team is worse. But U$C is not good either.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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