The Bruin athletic director may have thought he had scheduled some patsies for his UCLA football team when he picked Hawaii and Fresno State as two of the three non-conference teams in the opening weeks of the schedule. Think again! The Bruins of Westwood are headed for their fourth consecutive 0-3 season opener when they collide with Hawaii on Aug, 28.
Oh, you say that the Bruins actually won one of the first three games last year. That was a virus fluke, caused by Utah's cancellation due to an infection on their team. That put the Cal Bears on as a replacement - and most anyone could beat the Bears last season - or any season in recent years. No, UCLA's 1-2 opening last year bears - an appropriate verb here - an asterisk indicating it really was an 0-3 start, as in 2018 and 2019.
Hawaii, the Bruins opening opponent this year, does well at the start of a season and could upset the pre-game favorite Bruins. LSU will easily take the second game, and don't forget that the third matchup is with Fresno State, a team that licked the Bruins in 2018 to start the Bruins string of 0-3 losses.
Yes, there is a new athletic director but the head coach remains on the job. Another 0-3 start may have him packing.
Westwood Village, UCLA Campus. Woof Bluster with an SOS for Spoof On Sports.