Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim L. Mora celebrates with the trophy following their victory against the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2015 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome. The Bruins won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Needless to say, UCLA Football is going into the 2015 season with a lot of expectations. It quite possibly may be even more pressure than last season with a Hundley-led #9 ranking.
The only difference is that the Bruins have learned from that hype last year and are taking a more focused approach. Nothing is going to be handed to them this year. If they want to win, they do it game-to-game and will do it as one complete squad.
Almost everyone returns from last season, except the QB, which has them flying under the radar with many college football critics. That is fine because it limits distractions. The Bruins start the season ranked #13 in the AP Poll, which is still a good position for them to be in, but it does not sidetrack them from the task at hand and the goals they are aiming for at the end of the year.
With that being said, it is quite possible the Bruins end the season either 9-3 or (hopefully) 10-2 which could be enough to win the South Division and finally get back to the Pac-12 Championship Game. If that happened, UCLA Football could be smelling Roses at the end of the year… at the least.
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