UCLA football coach Chip Kelly is 10-21 in his time in Westwood and has yet to achieve a winning season with the Bruins. Kelly is also 0-6 in nonconference play with UCLA but returns the second most production out of any team in the country heading into the 2021 season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Chip Kelly’s first three seasons in Westwood have been full of excuses.
Those excuses have been justifiable, but they are still excuses nonetheless.
The team wasn’t built of Kelly’s hand-picked recruits, the Pac-12 had evolved in his six-year absence since he coached up in Eugene, disgruntled players transferred out of the program in droves, injuries to key players disrupted position groups and a pandemic cost him a layup nonconference slate, among other things.
It’s time for change in the Pac-12.
Fans have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. Journalists constantly publish articles and columns detailing how Scott has been failing the conference nationally.
An enormous waste of time, money and resources.
In case anyone missed it, on Aug. 26, UCLA filed a lawsuit against Under Armour after the apparel company decided to unilaterally terminate its 15-year, $280 million contract with UCLA in June.
I don’t want to write this article.
I really don’t.
But the time has come, and UCLA has dropped the hammer by agreeing with the Pac-12’s decision to postpone all sport competitions until Jan.
That number is plastered on signs all along Bruin Walk, with UCLA claiming itself as “the No. 1 public university in the U.S.”
It is also where the state of California finds itself on the list of total COVID-19 cases, in the middle of a pandemic killing a reported roughly 1,000 Americans daily.
College football is happening.
Well, at least for now.
When the Pac-12 announced its full football schedule Friday, the conference grounded a fall season in reality after months of bad news and speculation.
With professional leagues beginning again in the wake of COVID-19 postponements, the Daily Bruin Sports editors decided to take a look at current Bruins who resemble some of the top pros in their respective sports.
When Under Armour officially announced its intentions to terminate its contract with UCLA Athletics, many Bruins fans had one thought: What’s next?
What apparel brand will pick up where Under Armour left off?
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