Believe it or not, it is game week. Yup, that is right, repeat that to yourself. IT IS GAME WEEK! In less than seven days, the UCLA Bruins will be taking the field in the season opener at Virginia. This is what Bruin fans have been waiting for since December 31, 2013, the day the Bruins beat Virginia Tech 42-12 in the Sun Bowl. It is what they have been waiting for since head coach Jim Mora and quarterback Brett Hundley said they were returning to UCLA. It is the time the Bruin faithful have been waiting for since fall camp started in San Bernardino three weeks ago. It is time for Bruin football.
Specifically though, it time to get ready for the first game of the season. The last three weeks were about getting everyone on the team up to speed. Conditioning, practices, film study… it is the basis for a foundation that is UCLA football. But now it is time to get the game plan down. Who are the Virginia Cavaliers and what do the Bruins need to do to get ready for their Week 1 contest? For the matter, who are the UCLA Bruins and what will they bring?
This week, the Bruins will officially end camp and start game week preparations. In the next several days, depth charts will be made, rotations will be drawn up and the game plan will be established. It has been nearly a month for all the Bruin players to show the coaching staff what they are made of and now it is time for the coaching staff to put the best players on to the field to take on Virginia.
Last week, the Daily Bruin reported on how the Bruins were starting to practice at a more up-tempo pace. Not only does UCLA need to get everyone ready, but game ready. The Bruins gave been getting ready for the season with fall camp, but now it is time to get ready for the first game. It is now time for official practice at Spaulding Field, which are closed to the public.
In the coming days, Go Joe Bruin will bring you analysis of the Virgina Cavaliers and any news regarding UCLA football. Just do us one favor and repeat to yourself, “it is game week.” Go Bruins.
UCLA football will soon be with us again.
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) April 18, 2014