Bruin Bites: Penalty Issues, Secondary Steps Up, and MJD's Stuck in Jacksonville

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It's Monday morning and our Bruins are enjoying a longer-than-usual practice week between games, with the Bruins not in action this weekend, and with a full week to rest up and gear up for the visiting California Golden Bears on Saturday. With the work week getting started, we take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the football-related UCLA-iverse.

One game, two curses finally smashed.  Despite a sputtering and inconsistent offense (which included a major and unusual mental breakdown by Hundley resulting in a gift pick-six interception for Utah) that squandered the advantage the defense handed it with six interceptions, the Bruins went to Salt Lake City on a Thursday night and pulled out a tough win over a well-coached, tough Utah program.  Was it pretty?  Not by a long-shot, but it's a win and the Bruins are still rolling strong.  The Bruins will have a chance to get the offense back to firing on all cylinders against a Cal defense that ranks among one of the most porous in the conference, if not the nation, but the Bruins will need to put up points as the Bears have shown they can score in bunches (they just can't prevent anyone else from scoring either).  So, with that said, let's look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse this Monday morning:

Alright folks, those are your bits and pieces of news from around the football-related UCLA-iverse.  Fire away with your comments, additions, thoughts, etc. in the thread as we kick off yet another work week.

GO BRUINS

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