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FanPulse: UCLA Fan Confidence Dips After Loss to Southern Cal

Nearly two-thirds of UCLA fans are not happy with the direction of the football program under Chip Kelly.

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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s FanPulse is running a little late. So, let’s take a quick look as to where the football fan confidence rating is after last weekend’s loss to Southern Cal.

Well, it took another dip again and with just tomorrow’s game against UC Berkeley left in the season, the FanPulse football fan confidence poll is now at 36.4%, which is a drop of a 10.3% from last week’s results of 46.7%.

It will be interesting to see if the results are higher or lower after tomorrow’s game against UC Berkeley. If it drops 8.8%, it will finish the season lower than after the start of the season.

The Bruins Nation football fan confidence poll dropped more than 10% after the loss to Southern Cal.

Meanwhile, the Bruins Nation FanPulse basketball confidence poll slipped 2.1%, but remains above 90% at 90.6%. That’s literally smack dab in the middle of the previous two weeks and, unlike the wild swings we’ve seen in football all season, the basketball fan confidence poll has remained pretty consistent through four weeks which would seem to show that Mick Cronin is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon period.

It will be interesting to see if Cronin gets rewarded for the effort his team is putting in as seen in Wednesday’s loss to #3 Michigan State or if the losses to BYU and the Spartans cause the basketball fan confidence poll to drop next week.

The Bruins Nation basketball fan confidence poll has remained rather steady so far this season.

The Bruins Nation FanPulse is a survey of more than 100 Bruins Nation readers who have agreed to take a weekly survey on college football. I want to encourage our readers to have their voice heard on a weekly basis by signing up to be a part of the FanPulse.

Of course, the question about the direction of the football and basketball programs are just part of this week’s FanPulse. Another part is the Top 25 where fans are asked to rank the top 25 college football teams.

This week, the top five remain unchanged in both polls. In fact, the top seven remained the same in the Bruins Nation poll while the Utah Utes jumped the Oklahoma Sooners into the six spot in the SB Nation national poll. The Oregon Ducks fell from number eight to fourteenth in both polls after their loss to Arizona State.

Let’s look at both polls.

There was one more thing everyone was asked about in this week’s poll. It was a question about which Thanksgiving side should be banned. Candied Yams/Sweet Potatoes won this one with 31.2%. Green Bean Casserole was second with 29.2%. Mac and Cheese finished third with 25.5% while Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes were fourth and fifth, respectively, with 10.3% and 3.4%.

Personally, I’m shocked that macaroni and cheese didn’t get more support because I’d never heard of mac and cheese as a Thanksgiving side before and, if there’s one that sticks out like a sore thumb to me, that was it.

Don’t forget! You can still sign up to participate in the SB Nation/Bruins Nation Fan Pulse before this week’s poll goes out after the conclusion of Week 13’s college football games.

What do you make of this week’s results? What do you think about the confidence level of the direction of the UCLA football program under Chip Kelly? How about the direction of UCLA basketball under Mick Cronin? Which Thanksgiving side did you vote to ban?

Let us know in the comments!

Go Bruins!!