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Bruin Bites: Mora's Dirtbags Redux, UCLA on High-Speed Rail, and Reeves' Lakers Comeback Attempt

It's Monday morning, and once again, it's time to head back into the office and make it through the grind, but it's also time to get the work week started with the round-up of the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse. So, let's get to it this morning's edition:

  • Starting with (what else) college football, our SBN colleague in Seattle, Danny Kelly, talks about former Seahawks head coach and current UCLA head coach Jim Mora in a recent column. Kelly talks about Mora's infamous line where he told reporters he wanted more hard-nosed, tough-tackling players, or dirtbags, as he called them. Naturally, with Mora wanting to develop a tough, hard-hitting culture at UCLA, known for being a soft program the past decade, the dirtbag references were sure to return.
  • Speaking of college football, in case you missed it when it was posted earlier, the folks at Pre-Snap Read previewed our Bruins as the #58 program. Considering how mediocre we have been the past decade, that's not too bad. You know what's really sad? Before this lost decade of mediocrity (thanks Chianti Dan!), UCLA was the #1 ranked program in the country. Doh! Oh, and this was pretty cool too:

    Where do U.C.L.A. fans congregate? A handful of solid fan sites: Bruin Report Online, Bruin Blitz, Bruin Gold and The Bruin Zone. For consistently illuminating coverage of U.C.L.A. sports, look no further than Bruins Nation.

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.