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Bruin Bites: Malcolm Lee Update, Hundley Doesn't Want a Limited Leash, and Non-Revenue Sports Notes

Hey, guess what?  We're tied for first place in the Pac-12 South!  Haha, okay, well let's return to reality following Rick's best efforts at giving away a game in Corvallis by implementing his conservative, playing not to lose philosophy.  Boy, you'd think the way he doesn't trust his team to open it up and execute that he must think his team is barely better than a bunch of bottom-feeders who got beat by Div. I-AA Sacramento State.  The truth is that this team has the talent to not only be competitive with Stanford, but to beat the Trees in Palo Alto next weekend (that's what happens when you've recruited as well as UCLA has the past three seasons), but the coaching staff is marginally better than if Barney Fife parlayed his law enforcement "skills" to the girdiron.

Let's turn to some other Bruin news to lighten the last bit of your weekend before we all get back to the grind.  Here's your Sunday afternoon round-up of bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:

  • Flipping to the original football, UCLA forward Chandler Hoffman has a Q&A with his parents on how he got to where he was, tips for young players looking to get a college soccer scholarship, and a bit of background on his pre-UCLA playing history.
  • Sticking with soccer, has a profile of UCLA's men's team following their revival after a slow start to a season in the face of lofty expectations and a high pre-season ranking.  With the out-of-conference schedule wrapping up, UCLA's attention is beginning to shift toward Pac-12 play, with the same goal they began the season with: a return to the soccer Final Four and a return to Westwood with a national title.  The team has the talent, now it depends on Coach Jorge Salcedo to manage and lead this talented group of Bruins back to the top.
  • Denver Broncos' blog Predominately Orange has a few quotes from Broncos' secondary coach Dennis Allen on new starting free safety and former UCLA Bruin Rahim Moore and his responsibilities in a young Broncos defense that will need to improve by leaps and bounds in the coming seasons if Denver wants to return to competitiveness in the AFC.
  • With that, those are your Bruin Bites for the tail-end of the weekend.  Fire away with your thoughts, comments, and additions in the thread.