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Time to Paws and Reflect in Pa(w)sadena– After a bad first game, a lot of fair weather fans jump off the Chip Kelly Bruin Bandwagon

Good riddance.  We don’t need the impatient whiners who require instant gratification to exist.  I rather be surrounded by REAL fans, Bruins for Life, who live and die with UCLA no matter what.  I attended every Dorrell Era Home Game, and every Neuheisel Era Home Game, so a weak start to the Kelly Era is not going to deter me.

Just like the members of the UCLA Spirit Squad, who were still cheering with all their hearts when the Bruins were down by 9 with less than 2 minutes left, I will stay positive, and give a proven winner like Chip Kelly a little time to get the Program in order.

No one thinks the Bruins can turn it all around this Saturday, as they face the powerful Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma.  This will be a good chance for Kelly to continue to work the bugs out of his system, without the added pressure of being EXPECTED to win.  The plethora of Freshman who are being relied upon to produce will gain valuable experience, in their first game in a hostile environment. Kelly will learn more about what they can do and what they can’t do, and then can design his game plan accordingly, so it will be more tailored to their specific individual abilities.  Also, these youngsters may gain a bit of confidence, going up against the Sooners’ second and third stringers in the second half of a potential blow-out.

All this adds up to Kelly’s team being much better-prepared when they return to the Rose Bowl on the 15th to face Fresno State.  THAT game will tell us much more about whether UCLA can compete in the Pac-12 THIS year, or whether the rebuilding process won’t see any decent results until next year.

Unlike the Bruin Football Team, UCLA’s Spirit Squad never rebuilds, they just RELOAD.  This year is no different, with 9 new Dance and Cheer members seamlessly entering the picture and carrying on the tradition of awesomeness.  Here are 43 more photos from Saturday that illustrate this assertion.

"A PAUCITY OF POSITIVITY IN PAW CITY" was published on September 3rd, 2018 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, UCLA/usc/Cheerleader Photos.

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