With Super Bowl LII behind us, we take a look to the future at the next “relevant” football game, which just happens to involve the UCLA football team.
With the latest Super Bowl now in the history books, we look to the future as the UCLA football team will be a part of the next “relevant” football game of the year. Those are are UCLA football’s words, not ours.
And they are not wrong.
Football is over and we now move to the offseason where hundreds of teams and thousands of players from several levels of football will begin their quest in preparation of the next season.
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For UCLA fans, that season is just over 200 days away when the Bruins will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Sure it could be just another game, but what makes it so relevant is the fact that the Bruins have added a very important piece to their arsenal. Chip Kelly.
UCLA made a bold move in trying to get Kelly and now they are making a bold claim about his very first contest in blue and gold and its not a stretch.
The September 1 game will be Kelly’s return to college football after two (unsuccessful) stops in the NFL. This came after leaving Oregon where he gave the Ducks four of the most successful seasons in program history.
The hope is that he can do the same for UCLA.
The Bruins have been irrelevant in the last few seasons, but with the location and resources at Kelly’s disposal, there is a good chance he puts Westwood back the map. There is a good chance he makes UCLA relevant.
Actually, as UCLA football claims, its not just a chance, but a guarantee. With that in mind, see you on September 1, when UCLA faces Cincinnati in the most relevant game after the Super Bowl, Week 0 be damned.