It's another Monday morning, which means it's time to head back to the office, and time to get our work week started with the Monday morning round-up of the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse. This week's opening post (with more to follow on Thursday) will be quick and dirty, so let's get right to this morning's Bruin Bites:
- Starting with football, in case you missed it, this past Thursday, UCLA announced that the first three games of the Jim Mora era will be televised, with the August 30 opener against Rice will be shown nationally on the CBS network, while the September 8 tilt against the Nebraska Cornhuskers will air in a national telecast on Fox. Finally, the September 15 battle against Houston at the Rose Bowl will mark the Bruins' debut on the new Pac-12 network. Is it August yet?!
- Speaking of football, former UCLA Rose Bowl winning QB and couldn't-get-it-done head coach Rick Neuheisel, in his new role as an analyst for the Pac-12 Network, has his thoughts on the opening three weeks of college football broadcast by the new conference network, posted at the Pac-12's website. It will be interesting to watch that space and keep track of Rick's thoughts and takes as the season unfolds.
- Finally, in news that UCLA fans will not be wild about, UCLA phenom golfer Patrick Cantlay is considering giving up the college game and turning professional. Cantlay hasn't made a decision yet, but if he turned pro, he'd be a good fit, having already shown what he can do throughout this past year. Whatever decision he makes, we'll applaud, but let's hope (for our own selfish UCLA-centric reasons) that Cantlay decides to come back to help lead UCLA to another national title, in an effort to get redemption for this past season.
Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to start the work week with. Fire away with your thoughts, takes, and additions in the comments thread.