Clearly college football has reached a level to which it must be talked about, viewed and discussed on a 365-days-a-year reel.
Want proof? Look at the headlines surrounding this past weekend’s spring games.
Want more proof? Count how often the word “disappointment” has been used to describe the small crow that showed up for UCLA’s showcase.
The Orange Countey Register reporter Joey Kaufman reported on Saturday’s “spring showcase finale” which head coach Jim Mora initially decided to hold as more of a practice and less of a scrimmage. A couple players were reportedly disappointed in not having a full-blown scrimmage–noteably linebacker Myles Jack, who was looking forward to a tackle-laden scrimmage.
Other news outlets went on to report the disappointment in the low attendence–just a little over 8,7000–which was down so much from last spring’s live scrimmage. The list of grievances goes on to include that new play-by-play announcer Bill Roth was not introduced.
The bulk of the negativity appears to be aimed at Mora, who chose the practice route over having a live scrimmage. Add that to the masses being bummed that he doesn’t want to name a starting quarterback until the home opener in September.
Hopefully the dismal turnout and lack of scrimmage is just a spring hiccup and the Bruins will emerge well-practiced come opening kick-off.
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