The UCLA Spirit Dynasty remains Unbeatable despite Turnover, and the Football Team remains Unbeaten despite Turnovers
For 50% of College Football fans, it’s a lovely time of year. After the first week of the season, half of the teams are undefeated. The number will decrease dramatically this Saturday, with the Bruins expected to be part of that decrease. UCLA is a 7.5-point Underdog at Tennessee, who is Coached by ex-trojan Coach Lane Kiffin. The Bruins beat the Vols in OT last year, but are expected to struggle behind a Freshman QB playing in front of his first hostile crowd,,, of about 95,000 intense, enemy fans.
With most games, it comes down to Turnovers. If not for three Interceptions and a Blocked Kick returned for six, the Aztecs might not have gone down so quietly. The Bruins have to control the ball to have a chance in Knoxville. They won’t have room for fumbled snaps or for kneeing the ball out of their own hands. But barring a bad Turnover discrepancy, I’d like to think that Neuheisel and Chow can outcoach Kiffin, and bring the Bruins home winners, and still undefeated.
Speaking of Undefeated, the vaunted Bruin Spirit Squad suffered some grave losses over the break, and we miss the departed, severely. That being said, their replacements have been selected with obvious care and consideration, and it looks like the batons can be passed with the peace of mind that the Legacy, and future, of the UCLA Spirit Squad is still in good hands.
Here are another dozen Cheer shots from Saturday, with more on the way.