There are absolutely no excuses for the Bruins not to come out with their hair on fire today, with the thoughts of last year's debacle in Tucson indelibly etched in their memories. As someone who made the long drive to Tucson last year to personally witness the Bruins absolutely lay down and have their collective manhood forcibly taken from them, it's time for a little revenge.
Lonnie White at the LAT kicks it off with a feature on FR WR Terrence Austin, and how he is gaining confidence trying to replace last seasons all-everything PR, MJD. TA also hints at a theme that has defined Dorrell's tenure at UCLA thus far:
I hope the coach will turn these kids lose today and let them do their thing.
Bruce Davis agress that the Bruins have payback on their minds:
Now for some news from enemy territory. The Arizona Republic has an article about how UA is Looking for a Repeat Against the Bruins. However, their prediction of the outcome belies the article's title:
Until UA can prove it can score more than one touchdown per game against a Division I-A opponent, it is difficult to expect the Cats to win. UCLA's offense won't do much, either, but a little is better than nothing.
UCLA 13, UA 10
The Tucson Citizen has a piece on one of UA few go-to players, WR Syndric Steptoe
I also stumbled across this Q&A with Greg Hanson regarding an Arizona perspective on the game and UCLA in general. Apparently, Mike Stopps does not think that it is intimidating to play in the Rose Bowl. If you are going to the game, do your part to make him change his mind.
Finally, a warning about traffic if you are lucky enough to be heading to the Rose Bowl today.