It’s been more than a year since the UCLA Bruins last won a football game. In fact, the Bruins’ last win came against today’s opponent, the Colorado Buffaloes. The Buffs have a new coach in former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell. But, the big question today is: “Have the Bruins gotten any better under Chip Kelly since the end of last season when they lost the last three games of the season?”
This afternoon, we’ll get an idea.
The forecast for today’s game is about as good as you can get for Boulder in November. It will be clear and the temperature will be a cool 61° degrees at kickoff with no wind chill factor to note.
Look for it to slip into the upper 50s around halftime and expect it to continue dropping to around 55° by the end of the game.
The TuneIn player won’t embed here on Substack, but you can open another tab to listen to Josh Lewin and Matt Stevens call today’s game rather than having to listen to the awful Beth Mowins on ESPN2. So, be sure to right-click on it so that you can open up another tab and have it going while you chat in the comments below. Listen to today’s game online.
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Dorrell already at failing mask usage.
Beth Mowins?!?! Nooooooo . . .
Some good D so far. Let's see if they can hold on 3rd and long
Well how very Bruin...smh
First touch a muffed punt that leads to a TD. UCLA gonna UCLA.
And we get an even worse KO return than CU did to start. Ick so far
Wow DTR. Not good.
Commentator talking about DTR's "growth" as he throws a pick to a DL. Jesus. Time to start drinking . . .
Really impressive start against a new coach, new QB, new system, and a team that didn't start practicing until 2 weeks after us.
Honestly all I can do is laugh at this point.
A delay of game on a first down after a change of possession? Are you kidding me?
The start of the last year of coach K.
Beth Mowins doesn't even know who are players are without the nameplates. Zero homework. She makes a general statement, like "UCLA defense makes the play," then there is a 5-10 second pause as she checks the media guide for the name of the player who made the tackle. LOL. Any UCLA football fan could do better than her.
Ugh. I’m going to watch Biden at 5.
Can we get Dorrell back? (Just kidding.. kinda)
Felton with the TD!!
Well that was easy. No one really touched him. This is too weird playing with no fans...
TD UCLA! Much better. Get it into Felton's hands as much as possible!
No defense again this year...
Ok, the chronological option isn't working so well now. They are arranged well once I refresh the page, but the new comments come in at the top and are at the opposite end of the thread from the most recent comment.
This is hard to watch. Our defense leaks more than the bucket with the hole in it.
Like a hot knife through butter. Chip, your Azz is showing . . .
Thanks for getting this site up... miss the old BN. Now it's time to watch what Biden is going to say.
Man when DTR is bad, he's so so bad.
Yeah this is great. I’ve really missed BN.
Dorrellian decision to punt gives the Bruins a lifeline . . .
Ugh, a replay to see if we have our 4th TO in the first half. Not sure they can overturn it, but it probably was really a fumble
Way to have them ready to play, Chip. Really awesome.
Rock bottom. Unfortunately, Chip can play the COVID excuse/card. Why did Yankoff change positions again?!?!?
Is it basketball season yet?
21 points off turnovers and a 21 point deficit...ugh
DTR is making a lot of throws off his back foot or falling back, and it's not due to people in his face. He just got lucky he didn't have his second INT. Where's Evan to help me understand this?
It’s gonna be a long year at this pace.
DTR has not learned a thing in 21 games. He looks like a true freshman in his first game out there. He officially a BUST. Sit his read end down.
You can anticipate early season rust, but this is levels beyond that.
Our offense is only surpassed in ineptitude by our defense!
Always defended DTR. But, there’s no discernible improvement.
Man, that was a tough half. Dorrell is giving us some gifts and we are still getting crushed.
Thank you for creating the new site....loved reading everyone's comments on the old site.
Pleasantries out of the way.....still no offensive line to establish a running game and give DTR a reason not to throw the ball, or think he has to do everything.
2nd half thread over here...