Today’s UCLA football giveaway is a Troy Aikman collectible coin @TroyAikman #GoBruins https://t.co/1fSoqDS1Hr
Thank you @OfficialMissVal Good luck in your final season! #OneMoreYear #GoBruins https://t.co/u2dE99QbYq
Someone dropped his wallet at the train station. I was able to track him down via a business card and returned it to him. So happens he attends USC and works there as well. As a sign of appreciation he got me this Bigfoot Bruin… #HappyFriday https://t.co/io5Q3gb7oV
Stayed at the Los Angeles Athletic Club this past weekend and had a #WeRunLA #GoBruins https://t.co/rRlRYEUiio
Strike a pose on the UCLA/Under Armour inflatable couch #GoBruins #ChipKellyEra https://t.co/qNpaAoWjH9
Just ran into DTR @DoriansTweets at Panda Express on campus, excuse my hair i just finished my workout at Wooden lol https://t.co/kCQNXPLp3b
Wearing my Jordan Lasley lid watching him get drafted to the @NFL @Ravens @LegendaryLasley #4sUp https://t.co/NUmUSUL60U
ICYMI Eric Kendricks with the Pick 6 over the weekend and Anthony Barr leading the block for him into the endzone. #NFLBruins
So many thoughts on Chip Kelly…
Obviously we expect a great offense that revolutionized college football. His spread, no huddle, fast paced offense had teams on their heels and scored quick and often. Much of it based off a zone read option with a dual threat QB, which seems to fit perfectly with Modster or incoming freshman DTR. Not to mention how Soso/Bolu would thrive.
As he puts together his new staff, would like to see Angus McClure and Demetrice Martin retained as they have recruited some great talent. On the offense, i like the improvement in the WR i saw from Jimmie Dougherty, and though we all like what we saw from OC Jedd Fisch it is highly unlikely to fit within CK’s offensive style.
The hire itself was a week long drama as we beat out Florida, and got the most desired coach on the market. Not only that but got it all done in less than a week which is amazing in itself. Initially i was skeptical and thought CK might be using us to get more money out of Florida, but as the week progressed it was clear to me UCLA was just a better overall fit. Quite honestly at $4.6 million per year is a great deal for a coach with 46-7 record.
The only downside was the sanctions that he left Oregon with for using an illegal recruitment service. UCLA has generally run a very clean program so this is a big no-no for my diehard fans and i share some reservation s here as well. I am hoping the UCLA and athletic administration can provide the oversight to prevent any issues here as well as UCLA having a natural recruitment advantage because of location.
For recruiting, the word is that CK doesnt like it, but with the early signing period we are seeing him already meeting with recruits. Not only that, on Twitter we are seeing a lot of support from existing commits.
What we cant deny, there is an excitement like no other for a new head coach coming into UCLA. Its going to be a wild ride with National signing day, Spring ball, and fall camp to analyze, speculate, and dream of the next season to come.
Welcome to a new era in UCLA football. 5 year, $23.3 million dollar contract to bring in Chip Kelly and his high powered offense. Let’s keep it simple, win games and keep the program clean. https://t.co/JNfJXqCSUr