In Dorrell’s whacky world of UCLA football up continues to be down, while down continues to be up. While all of us are not feeling to good about what we saw from our Dorrellian offense last Saturday, the Thinker inexplicably is feeling good!:
"I was concerned that we didn't have the production we had (at Stanford), and I knew it wasn't going to be similar to that, knowing the defense we were playing," Dorrell said. "As I watched the tape, there was really some small corrections, here and there, that if we had a couple of those catches early in the game, that would have started the passing game."
Olson finished 13 of 28 for 126yards, no touchdowns and an interception. But, by the coaching staff's count, five passes were dropped.
"The passing game was a little up and down," Dorrell said. "That's the one area that we have to make sure we shore up. It starts with catching the ball you get an opportunity to catch."
But why then we went into the conservative mode in the 3rd quarter when our offense did nothing? Well more from Dohn:
"We're trying to play fundamentally better, but we still had some miscommunication and some missed assignments on the offensive side that really thwarted some of our continuity offensively," Dorrell said. "We had five dropped passes, and two or three of those passes were in the early portion of the game, where if (Olson) hits those passes it could have changed the whole complexion of the game."
None of the UCLA beat reporters seemed to be asking these questions. I don’t get these guys. These guys seemed to basically going through motions without any interest in calling it like it is. You want an example? Well check out this "report card’ on our game in the OC Register. Here is what Kuwada had to write about our coaching:
Anyways, moving on Dohn has this little snippet on next week’s opponent:
Tommy Grady, a transfer from Oklahoma, will start at quarterback. He is 29 of 63 for 299 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown this season.
Utah is 0-2 for the first time since 2000.
Lastly, I am sure you all know by now Bruins have moved up to number 11 in both polls. I will post our draft ballot for blogpoll early this evening with my initial thoughts. So you all can give me your feedback and thoughts on that post so that I can submit a ballot that tries to incorporate our collective take on the state of college football.