College football, UCLA is back. Did you miss us?
The sleeping giant that the media has pegged us to be might have awoken under Jim Mora, and two games into the 2012 season, UCLA has earned itself a top-25 ranking, the first time in 329845983202 years.
(OK, first time since 2007, but whatever.)
Of course, this isn’t a total shocker. UCLA has played incredibly consistent over two games, the most consistent this team has been in quite awhile, and UCLA convincingly — not by the score but via entirely out-playing — beat No. 16 Nebraska.
And while fans have every right to be shocked, excited and even giddy, UCLA has to act like this is nothing new. We can do this, because we’re fans, but the coaching staff needs to reel itself in and stay thinking that they have a lot to prove.
And we’re sure Jim Mora has that mentality; after beating Rice, all he said was the game just “meant we’re 2-0. We’re 2-0 and we play Houston next week.”
Mora has to continue being the coach that we have fallen in love with: An aggressive, confident, ballsy play-calling head coach that keeps putting a fire under his team’s ass.
Let’s enjoy this victory right now, and let’s hope Mora isn’t satisfied in the least.