Well, the 2011-2012 football season is officially over. Hope all your Super Bowl bets paid off. If not, there's always next year.
We've got a long time before seeing the new edition of Bruins football. Thanks to Jim Mora and staff, we do have some positive things to look forward to, given the results of national signing day.
Friday, Patroclus' signing day wrap-up focused on defense. This final video (ICYMI here is Part 1 and Part 2) highlight installment of UCLA's signing day event complements that story with UCLA's defensive coaches introducing the 2012 defensive additions.
Defensive Coordinator Lou Spanos spoke briefly before having Demetrice Martin introduce the defensive backs. It was getting late, but coach Martin managed to fire up the crowd. He went on to introduce the defensive backs, Marcus Rios, Taylor Lagace, Ishmail Adams, Kenny Orjioke, Justin Combs, and Randall Goforth. Quotable: "Tips and overthrows - gotta get those!"
Jeff Ulbrich told us, "Want a new attitude around here? - You got it!" He introduced line backers Jeremy Castro, Aaron Porter, Nate Iese, and kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn.
Angus McClure introduced Defensive linemen Eli Ankou and all-everything Ellis McCarthy. You really need to see the last highlight clip for McCarthy. Can't wait to see him in Bruin Blue and Gold!
This concludes the National Signing Day event at UCLA. We've seen this opening act before. Lots of energy, lots of promise. Let's hope this time the show plays out a little differently.