But, even the lazy "journalists" at the WWL agree with BN; as "journalist" Pat Forde says:
Rick Neuheisel won't bet on his own team in the office bowl pool.
The new UCLA coach got a mulligan and a bad lie at the same time. He's back in the game after being justifiably shunned for years, but inherits an offense that hasn't thrown for even 200 yards in a game since the fifth contest of 2007, then saw both its leading quarterbacks get hurt in spring ball. With only nine starters back and a nonconference schedule of Tennessee, BYU and Fresno State, the Bruins won't go bowling in '08.
Now, let's ignore both the tired-ass and played-out rip on Neuheisel for betting in a March Madness tournament (which BN has repeatedly taken to task time and time again) and his little jibe that CRN was "justifably shunned" (it appears Forde is just as lazy of a hack "journalist" as dickwads SMQ and Bill Plaschke).
The main point is that for as weak Forde's "article" is, even a WWL "reporter" can see that the Bruins have a major mountain to climb this season, going so far as to predict that our Bruins won't even make a bowl game.
Now, I won't go so far as to say I can't see us getting a bowl bid, but if we do get one, I don't expect it to be something that great. I'll be happy if we even make the Lame-Ass Emerald Dick-Off Bowl.
Despite these expectations coming out from source after source, goobers like SMQ still want to whine and cry about our "conspiracy" and "hidden agenda."
Maybe he's the same Mr. Magoo running the "investigation" into OJ2 and Reggie over at that junior college across town.