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Bruin Bites: Arizona State 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/Arizona State kickoff.


Here's the million dollar question for the week: which UCLA team went to Tempe? The high-flying offensive machine that steam-rolled through Rice, Nebraska, and Houston? Or the mediocre, uninspired vanilla choke-job that fell to Oregon State and went to Berkeley and got spanked? The Bruins stand at 5-2 (having lost to a beatable Oregon State squad 27-20 at the Rose Bowl, and the getting bent over by one of the worst Cal teams in recent memory), and instead of heading into the hard stretch of the schedule at 7-0 and bowl-eligible, the Bruins will have to do some work.

Like the Bruins, Arizona State comes into today's game at 5-2, having picked up their second loss to a team they were supposed to lose to: falling 43-21 to #2-ranked Oregon. The pressure is on both Mora and Graham to produce immediately, but the talent advantage falls well for UCLA, especially given Mora faces an offense that his own offensive coordinator knows intimately: their should be no excuse for UCLA struggling to stop Arizona State. Let's see if Mora can get the Bruins going in the back-half of the season. With that, let's turn to the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:

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.