Not sure where to start. I would like to think that our team is getting better, after all, we really only lost by 2 touchdowns...minus all the other crap points. We kept it close. Then again, SUC's offense was very weak tonight. They executed very poorly. So what's to say if they were firing on all cylinders that we would have lost by many more points?
There were so many calls on offense that didn't seem to make sense. It felt like we are still the same team from years past. We look lost. We didn't know where to go. KP looked lost. The formations and routes seemed sloppy as before. It didn't seem like we had a plan going in...
Now the defense seemed to have kept us in the game. But the epic failure during the last play to make a stop was horrific. I was telling my wife during our drive to the end zone that this is good because our defensive is getting a really good rest...I think it was like a good 6-7 minute rest! To go back on the field and display such an inexcusable defensive stand when we are only 1 TD from tying...speechless.
So all in all, how are we much improved? Where is the improvement? I would have to say, the players have more heart than previous years. I think our players have more pride in being a BRUIN. I think our players are now displaying more anger and frustration and more desire to win. I think all of that came out of one Brian Price. It's sad to think he might be leaving, but given his circumstances, I want to see him go in the NFL and do well in life. I think he's a good representation of what is right with UCLA football and what is right with hard working players with great character.
Which leads me to what angered me the most...2pt. Petey's TD bomb. It wasn't so much his lack of class, because it's expected of him, but the fact that he might have sent Brian Price and ATV into the pros with such an asshole call. These two players have been nothing but class on the field, to be slapped on the face during their possible last game as a BRUIN makes my blood boil.
In closing, as I've told many, 2pt. Petey only made me a bigger and more die hard BRUIN. Only gave me even more pride to wear my colors. I'm wearing my blue jersey Monday and I'll still say "trojans SUC!"
Being a TRUE BRUIN is not about winning every game, though it would be nice, but it's a culture. You believe in it, or you can trade in your colors with other ones...GO BRUINS!