NFL Prospect UCLA’s Kevin McDermott Provides Us With Next Level Knowledge

The Long Snapper. No, it’s not a type of fish. It’s actually a football position and it’s one that is discussed so infrequently in game coverage that the casual fan might not know what it means. My conversation with UCLA long snapper and NFL prospect Kevin McDermott began with his admission that in every interview [...]

Recap Week 14 Pac-12 Championship: #8 Stanford beats #16 UCLA…smelling like roses

Rose Bowl

#16 UCLA (9-4, 6-3 Pac-12) vs #8 Stanford (11-2, 8-1) at Stanford Stadium: Stanford wins Pac-12 Title 27-24 Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson not only kicked Notre Dame into #1 for the first time in the history of the BCS, but also kicked Stanford into the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1999. And on [...]

Preview Week 12…USC vs UCLA: #18 vs #17 in the Rose Bowl

USC

3:05 pm on Fox: #18 USC (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) at #17 UCLA (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) The game will decide who represents the South Division in the Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game. Last November when these teams met, Matt Barkley completed 35 of 42 passes for 423 yards with a career high-tying six touchdowns to lead [...]

Recap Week 10…#22 Arizona: Takes a beating on the road in LA

Arizona

#22 Arizona (5-4) loses to UCLA (7-2): 66-10 at the Rose Bowl.  The Wildcats are now 0-3 in away games. Ouch.  We all thought the bloodbath was over after Arizona encountered the wrath of Oregon, however, UCLA proved us wrong this weekend.  Although Arizona was able to get 10 points on the board, the spread [...]

Preview Week 10… #22 Arizona: Road Trip to LA

Arizona

Away games are bittersweet events. It is nice to be able to stay at home, eat food that isn’t overpriced, and (if you’re in the ZonaZoo) not have to stand the entire game. But there’s that little bit of sadness in knowing that the players can’t hear you cheer for them, knowing that you didn’t [...]

Recap Week 9… ASU: Heartbreaking Loss to UCLA

ASU

ASU (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) lost in a heartbreaker to UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12): 45-43 in Tempe on Saturday. A field goal as time expires can be the best way for a game to end, or the worst, depending on what team you’re rooting for.  In ASU’s case, it was the worst.  The loss to UCLA [...]

Preview Week 9: On to the next one…ASU’s Homecoming battle against UCLA

ASU

ASU (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) faces off against UCLA (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) on Saturday at 12 noon (3pm EST) in Tempe.  The game will be broadcast on FX. I’ve heard a lot of words describing last week’s game against Oregon: humiliating, painful, laughable. Clearly not a positive outlook. I’d imagine the Sun Devils had to do a [...]

UCLA 2011

Kai Maiava

UCLA 2010 Statistics (Pac-12) The Bruins play at the Rose Bowl (seats 91.500) Rick Neuheisel is in his 4th year as head coach at UCLA (his alma mater).  UCLA has really only had one great year in the last decade (they were 10-2 in 2005) and unfortunately last year’s 4-8 record suggests that they are [...]

Broadcast Terminology: The Pistol, The Stutter-Step Curl Route and More from UCLA vs Oregon

pistol

This following is an explanation and/or further details on terms and statements the broadcasters referenced in Thursday night’s UCLA vs Oregon Game Double Move Curl Route Manageable 3rd Down The Most Signif Reg Season Last Time Oregon was ranked #2 in BCS Pistol Offense Pistol Not for Catch-Up Stutter Step Curl Route The last time [...]