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Bruin Bites: Utah Game Day Edition

The Saturday morning edition of the Bruin Bites round-up of the various bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse, while providing an open thread for the college football action leading up to the UCLA/Utah kickoff.

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Well, last Saturday sure sucked, didn't it? Getting smoked by a mediocre Cal team after another hot start to a season has us all weary of this year going into the toilet as pretty much every UCLA football season has under Chianti Dan's reign of error. So we'll see if the Bruins can shake off their post-Berkeley funk and get the season back on track against the enigmatic Utah Utes, who come into the Rose Bowl at 2-3. On one hand, one of those wins was over pitiful Division I-AA Northern Colorado, but one of their losses was a pretty close 38-28 loss to U$C. That said, the Bruins are at home and heavily favored to put down a Utah squad that lost their starting QB to a career-ending medical retirement. Anything less than a complete game from the offense, defense, and special teams leading to a comfortable UCLA win will be coming up short. Coverage begins at noon PT and if you can't make it to the Rose Bowl, the game will be nationally televised on Fox.

The Bruins are facing adversity once again, and will once again get a chance to bounce back against one of the Pac-12's newest patsies following a choke job against inferior competition. Let's see if Mora is able to get things turned around and finish the season strong or if we're left with another all-too-common Chianti Dan era mediocre UCLA football season. So, with that said, let's turn to the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:

We had been playing well and to get hit on the chin like that, it hurts. It just shows you that every week you have to bring your A-game because we didn't do that.

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to get this Saturday morning of college football started. Kick-off is slated for noon PT, and we will have our usual set of gamethreads up for the game. For now, this will be our morning college football open thread. Get fired up and fire away with your thoughts, comments, etc. in the open thread below.