Get excited Bruin fans: we're less than 90 days from kick-off. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
It's Tuesday morning, and sadly, it's time to head back to the grind after the long holiday weekend. On the plus side, we're already closer to the weekend. So, let's turn to the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse.
- Starting with college football, we're about 90 days away from the start of the Jim Mora era in Westwood, as the Bruins will kick-off against Rice on August 30. As such, Richard Cirminiello at College Football News has come out with his 2012 UCLA preview, which is a pretty solid and comprehensive take on the program. Additionally, Cirminiello has individual looks at the offense, the defense, the depth chart, as well as the 2012 season preview for our first opponents of the year, the Rice Owls.
- Sticking with football, Matt Hayes at Sporting News put together a list of players poised for a break-out campaign in 2012, including stand-outs like LSU's QB Zach Mettenberger and Baylor's RB Lache Seastrunk. Of the five on the list, it comes as no surprise that UCLA stand-out freshman QB Brett Hundley checked in as one of Hayes' players to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
- Turning to basketball, former UCLA basketball player Bob Myers, the newly-appointed general manager for the Golden State Warriors, was profiled by Marcus Thompson II at the San Jose Mercury News. Interesting read and great to see a former Bruin making waves: let's hope that he's able to turn the Warriors around and bring some strong, competitive teams to the Bay Area.
- Finally, turning to the on-going search for missing former UCLA basketball player it appears that the missing movie executive might have been spotted dining with an unknown woman in Morro Bay, California. Right now, that information remains speculative and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department continues to treat the case as a missing person report. If you have any information that will help the authorities locate Gavin Smith, please contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. at 323-890-5500. ,
Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to start the work week with. Fire away with your thoughts, takes, and additions in the comments thread.