It's been a busy week here at BN since we last checked in during the mid-week edition of Bruin Bites. We've discussed the release of this year's football media guide with initial impressions of the depth chart, talked about our football out-of-conference schedule and how Boston College would be a great fit, shared the Big XII edition of AllHailMightyBruins' popular name association game, took note of Chris Kluwe's ultimate winning retort to NFL wash-out loser Nate "Inaction" Jackson, discussed how the lack of a true home court might impact UCLA's basketball team this upcoming season, talked about the difference between U$C's hammering by the NCAA and the NCAA's punishment for Ohio State, checked in with recruiting updates for our soccer programs, and broke down how the recent past for UCLA basketball could project for the future of the program regarding Shabazz Muhammad and Jordan Adams.
So, with the weekend coming to an end, let's give you the bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse:
- Let's start with football and the gamblers aren't liking the Bruins' odds this season, with Doc's Sporting Service's prediction coming in at 6-6 or 5-7. The Bruins could shock a lot of people, but at this snapshot in time, with uncertainty at QB and a weakened offensive line, and the defense being a complete unknown, people aren't staking their money to the Bruins' odds of success.
- Sticking with football, Bleacher Report has a list of the ten UCLA football players primed for a breakout season this year. Of course, it's exactly who you would expect to play significant roles this season: Nelson Rosario, Anthony Barr, Jordon James, Cassius Marsh, Owa, Datone Jones, and Riley all made the list, along with Kip Smith, Brehaut, and Joe Fauria.
And with that, those are your end-of-the-weekend Bruin Bites. Fire away with your thoughts, comments, and additional bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse.