5 Themes for the First 5 Weeks of UCLA Football

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Oct 11, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora (right) and referee Michael Batlan during the game against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Is Really Good, They Just Have Problems

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Is the UCLA football team still a good team? They have skilled players, good coaches and a tough football attitude.

Though UCLA has proven they are tough, a team does get to a point when they lose so many players that it is hard to make up for the collective talent of their starters.

This is unfortunate for the Bruins but as Jim Mora has often said, he’s not gonna make excuses. When they win they’ll take the win and when they lose they need to find a way to get better.

The Bruins need to find a way to get better fast because in a week and a half they’re taking on Stanford who they have not defeated in seven tries.

UCLA has shown that they can make adjustments, but now there is a sense of urgency. That urgency started when the Bruins did not get into their groove until the fourth quarter against Arizona State.

There is a pattern which Mora alluded to in his post game conference about losing at this point in the season. If UCLA loses to Stanford that would be the third year in a row UCLA loses two consecutive games mid-season.

So there is the problem and now the Bruins have to figure out how to solve it.

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