It is that time of year again. Homecoming at UCLA.
My wife and I are both Bruins. I met her at UCLA 21 years ago. We love UCLA. Thus, we look forward to making the trip to Westwood, from wherever we may be living at the time, to visit our beloved school, walk the campus, spend some cash and - of course - go to the game. We try to visit some of our old haunts - many of which are gone - but a few remain. We marvel at the changes on campus and the growth since our days at UCLA and can't wait for our kids to be Bruins.
Now - I want to see if there has been any "changes and growth" in our football program. Is Mora really overcoming the DG handicap and changing the culture of UCLA football? How far are we from competing for PAC 12, Rose Bowl and FBS championships? I may not learn much from a game against a re-building Colorado team, but there are a few things that should be apparent: 1) the offense needs to show some creativity other than run left, run right, run middle and punt; 2) this game should not be close - great teams crush opponents that they should crush; 3) there should be some form of desperation on offensive performance - especially from the OC. We should expect and , as a fan base, should accept no other result, than running the table to a return to the PAC 12 championship game.
I am looking forward to returning to Westwood and being educated as always. Would love to meet some of the BNers in person and put some faces to the names and comments i read everyday. Let me know who will be there and if we can coordinate a small greet and meet.
Can't wait to come home to Westwood and the greatest university on the planet.