I know, I know, Bru-Dawgs: It’s been a while. I’ve been busy, stuff happens, etc. Insert your own excuse here.
Still, a butt-load (who, over the age of 12, uses that word anymore?) of stuff has been goin’ down. Let’s start with recruitment and players and such:
Ellis McCarthy is a UCLA Bruin
Admittedly, I know nothing about recruiting or scouting or the like, so I don’t know how good the kid is. All I know is that we need some serious help at the defensive line because our pass rush couldn’t sack Kim Kardash– nevermind, this is a kid-friendly site, so we won’t use such dirty jokes. From the sound of it, though, the dude is an animal:
Yep, that’s not one, not two, not three, not four, but five exclamation marks. Oh, and scout.com has him as a five-star recruit, so that’s pretty awesome. Here’s a highlight video for you to get excited, I guess. (Don’t understand the point of these sometimes, but this one does an OK job of highlighting his talents.)
Texas quarterback T.J. Millweard (or, if he’s accidentally touching your butt, “Millweird”) has committed to UCLA, which is totally bad-ass since he’s actually pretty good, supposedly. The jury is still out on him (I think?), mainly because he’s the sixth-best QB in the nation according to ESPN, but is #31 according to scout.com. That leaves us with an average of 18.5, which is also pretty good, so whatever.
Regardless, we always need serious help at QB, especially after last year’s spotty performances from Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut.
UCLA has another QB in, like, a year: Eddie Printz
Well, apparently it wasn’t just the UCLA community that thought we desperately needed some security at QB, because now we have Eddie Printz, class of 2013. (Holy crap, I’m getting old.)
Here’s a video of how good this bro could be:
(H/T: Inside UCLA with Jon Gold. Note: Kudos on the clever, disgusting title, “UCLA gets the clap again.”)
Now, let’s over to the non-player shizz:
Admittedly (I do a lot of admitting here, but it is like an online diary after all), I know nothing about Lou Spanos except that he was an assistant for the Washington Redskins and for the Steelers (for a decade and a half) prior. Considering those two teams haven’t had crappy defenses in a while, I’m going to assume this isn’t a bad get, especially considering Jim Mora is already pretty defensively-minded.
So hell of a few weeks, it’s been, no? September’s only eight months away, dammit.