What’s Bruin Show – Episode 145 – Talking UCLA Football with former Arizona DB Brandon Nash


In episode 145 of the ‘What’s Bruin Show’, we welcome very special guest, former Arizona DB Brandon Nash to talk about his time in Tucson and what might happen this weekend between the Arizona and UCLA Football teams.

In this latest episode, hosts Bill Shirley, Jake Merrifield and I have a very special guest join us to talk about the upcoming Arizona-UCLA Football game. Former Wildcat Brandon Nash (1998-2001) joins us in-studio as we prep for this week’s game.

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We start the episode with Nash giving us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest Arizona Football teams in program history as the 1998 Wildcats went 12-1, 7-1 under the guidance of one of the greatest coaches in program history, Dick Tomey.

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Nash also dishes on how Arizona took a dramatic downturn with Tomey’s replacement, John Mackovic, who went 5-6 in Nash’s final season and why players turned on him a few seasons later.

With the Bruins resting after the bye week, we then get into the Game That Will Be as UCLA travels to Tucson this weekend to face the Arizona Wildcats. With both UCLA and Arizona brandishing top talent in Josh Rosen and Khalil Tate, respectively, this should be a very high-scoring game.

Can the Bruins’ run defense slow down Tate who ran for an FBS quarterback rushing record of 327 yards last week? Can Arizona avoid getting sliced up by Rosen, who is arguably the best quarterback in college football?

And with the season starting in less than a month, we have some

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talk. Head Coach Steve Alford

got an extension


made a statement about the FBI-college basketball investigation

and got a huge recruit to commit. Needless to say, it was a big week for him and the Bruins.

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All of this and more in Episode 145 of the podcast you all know and love, the What’s Bruin Show.  Be sure to subscribe to WBS on iTunes. You can also listen on Podomatic.com and Stitcher.