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Rice:Should Our Opener Dictate Tempo of the Season?

I dont know about ya'll but I am counting the days as we embark on the ever so anticipated, Jim Mora, Jr. era! To at least get a glimpse of what could be the first steps towards, again, becoming an elite Pac 12 contender, and ultimately contending for National Championships on a regular basis!

Ok.....so I got a little carried away... a victory @ Rice will do for now. (its ok to dream a lil bit:)

IMO I think that not only do we need a win @ Rice but our Bruins must send a clear message to anyone looking, that Jim Mora's Bruins mean business!

In our last four openers the performances of UCLA were very mediocre:

2011 @ Houston 38-34 L.....unacceptable.

2010 @ Kansas St. 31-22L....again...unacceptable.

2009 San Diego St. 33-14W....C'mon... SD St. ? ...at Home?...mediocre to say the least.

2008 Tenessee 27-24W O/T....Vols went 5-7 that season...then BYU boinks us 59-0 two weeks later.

You get the picture....

(Metaphor for the week)"We must walk through Rice to meet up with the Cornhusker!"

If a tune up game is put in place, then a tune up game it shall be! The mediocrity stops now. Honestly if we dont see a score like 42-7W or 48-10W then I will have to take this season week by week especially if the score reads 24-17W or 28-14W. And if for some strange planet alignment, we should lose, then I think I might just rip my eyeballs out and stomp on them for showing me that!

So what do you think: Should we just..... Beat the Owls?

Or should we STOMP the Owls in thier own backyard! As it should be!

<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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