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“SICKENING” SCUMBAG SMITH-SCHUSTER SUSPENDED

Bad Mojo for JuJu —  Ex-trojan JuJu Smith-Schuster shows his true colors when he illegally blindsides and concusses an opponent, then stands over him taunting him, right before the paramedics rush on the field to immobilize and cart off the seriously-injured victim, as TV announcer Jon Gruden calls the act “sickening”

Trojans play dirty.  U$c recruits dirty players, they train them to play dirty, they reward them for playing dirty, they celebrate dirty play, and when they “graduate,” they continue to play dirty in the Pro’s.  With steroid-abusing freak Brian Cushing just getting off suspension, it was time for another ex-trojan to run with the baton, and last night, that dirty baton was passed on to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Playing for Pittsburgh on Monday Night, with the whole Country watching, Smith-Schuster disgusted all true Football fans, especially former Head Coach Jon Gruden.  And it wasn’t just the cheap shot, it was the gloating that really proved Smith-Schuster was a Continue Reading »

LOOK MA, NO HANDS!

Hands free?  Ali! — UCLA, playing without injured Starting Point Guard Jaylen Hands, still brushes off the UCI Anteaters 87-63, thanks to a career-high 21 Points from Prince Ali, who started in place of Hands

It’s never easy to play a game when your floor leader is missing.  The Bruins started their game against Irvine on Sunday with Starting Point Guard Jaylen Hands in street clothes and a walking boot.  Apparently, the Freshman phenom rolled an ankle, so Prince Ali was inserted into the starting line-up.  Aaron Holiday ran the Offense as the Point Guard in Hands’ place, while Ali started at Shooting Guard, and Prince made the most of it.

Not only did Ali start the game with a 4-point play, he went on to lead all scorers with 21.  When the Anteaters fouled him on a 3-point shot at the very beginning of the game, it was an omen.  If a team makes that Cardinal Sin once, it’s just a fluke.  If they do it twice, it’s a sad coincidence.  But when they do it THREE times, it’s a sign of BAD COACHING, and bad discipline.  UCLA is lucky that on a day when they were without their floor general, Continue Reading »

OUR CHIP HAS FINALLY COME IN

Fisch and Chip — UCLA’s interim Head Coach Jedd Fisch has done a great job as Offensive Coordinator this year, but whether or not he is retained by the incoming Chip Kelly, UCLA will soon be scoring points in Chip-loads

Jedd Fisch will be just fine.  Even if Chip Kelly does not keep him on the Bruin staff next season, Fisch will land on his feet, like a fish without a bicycle.  He was up for the Head Coaching gig at Oregon State, but did not get that job.  He will probably end up as a Head Coach somewhere, sometime soon.

He did a fine job as the Bruins’ Offensive Coordinator this year, as the UCLA Offense usually put up plenty of points to win.  Of course, Fisch was able to do this thanks in part to having the best pure Quarterback in the Nation at his disposal.  Just like Bob Toledo’s Offense was prolific with Cade McNown at the helm, and Jim Mora was successful with Brett Hundley at the controls, we’ll never know for sure how much of Fisch’s success this year was due to Josh Rosen’s ungodly talent.  But what we DO know is that for the next five years (assuming Kelly stays for the length of his contract), UCLA will have no problem putting points on the board, with or without Rosen, who is expected to go Pro instead of coming back for his senior year.

Kelly’s Oregon powerhouses were less about the specific QB, and more about the SYSTEM.  First of all, the speedy PACE Continue Reading »

MODSTER M*A*S*H

Money Modster — With Josh Rosen and many other walking wounded on the Bruin sidelines, UCLA’s backup QB Devon Modster — and record-setting WR Jordan Lasley — step up and lead the Bruins to 3 second half scores, including a J.J. Molson game-winning 37-yard Field Goal with 4 seconds left, to beat Cal 30-27

The Bruins are going Bowling.  It took a perfect Home record of 6-0, but after beating Cal at the Rose Bowl 30-27 on Saturday night, UCLA has ended the regular season at 6-6, which qualifies them for post-season play.

It wasn’t easy getting that last W, as the Golden Bears gave the injury-decimated Bruin line-up all it could handle.  It took a mighty effort from UCLA’s 3 “usual suspect” heroes and one totally unexpected hero.  Josh Rosen was his usual stellar self in the first half, going 13-18 for 202 yards and 2 TD’s, the second of which went to stud Receiver Jordan Lasley to make it 17-6.  But Rosen took a tumble right before halftime, and his head may have been jarred by the turf, because as a subsequent precaution, interim Head Coach Jedd Fisch held him out of the second half.

Replacing Rosen after the intermission was Devon Modster, whose first series was inauspicious.  But Modster settled down, and started to gel with the Offense, Continue Reading »

JUST SAY NO TO NORTON, AND GO FISH TO FISHER

Traitor No’s — Rumors have UCLA considering turncoat Ken Norton, Jr. and trojan Jeff Fisher as potential Head Football Coaches.  If either of these repulsive choices is selected, I will immediately shut down this website and renounce my support of the UCLA Football Program

Ken Norton, Jr. was an amazing Bruin Linebacker, and an even more Prolific Pro Linebacker, earning THREE Super Bowl rings.  His dad, Ken Norton, Sr., was a World Class boxer, who got hypnotized by Dr. Michael Dean, and then broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw in a Heavyweight Title fight.  I was a big fan of the Norton’s.  I even liked Ed Norton from “The Honeymooners,” and Edward Norton from “Primal Scream,” who got robbed for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, due to a catch phrase:  Cuba Gooding’s “Show Me the Money.”  So…

When Ken Norton, Jr. spit on his Bruin ties by becoming an Assistant Coach for u$c, it was the proverbial knife in the back.  It doesn’t matter one iota that he wanted to Coach at his alma mater UCLA, but wasn’t offered a job.  There are 300 other schools he could have tried.  He didn’t have to screw over an entire legion of Bruin Norton fans by accepting a role at our crosstown rival, and then attacking UCLA at every turn.  He turned to the Dark Side, and it consumed him, as evidenced by his joy when Continue Reading »

CHIP FOR THE OLD BLOCK?

Mora Tyranny — The Reign of Jim Mora is over, after an auspicious start and subsequent collapse, and his mid-November firing indicates the Bruins may be going after Chip Kelly, who may or may not meet the standards of UCLA Chancellor Gene Block

In a shocking move in the aftermath of a tough loss to u$c, UCLA has fired Head Football Coach Jim Mora.  Mora started out great in Westwood, but his last two teams have not lived up to the promise shown early in the Mora Era.  Lots of injuries caused much of the problem, but that shined a light on a lack of depth, which was Mora’s responsibility.  Mora’s hiring of the TROJAN Kennedy Polamalu as Offensive Coordinator was one of the stupidest Coaching decisions in the history of Sports, and ultimately led to the end of Mora’s tenure at UCLA.  Mora’s hiring of Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley, who may have been complicit in the Penn State scandal, was also questionable, and Bradley’s Defense was historically bad against the Run this year, so those two hires, plus all the injuries and lack of depth, added up to a regime change.

I was NOT rooting for Mora to be terminated.  I like him in general, and do not have faith that Dan Guerrero will upgrade the position with the subsequent hire.  I would have been okay with 2018 being Mora with a new Defensive Coordinator.  But if the Bruins are able to land an elite Coach for next year, then I will have no issue with the change.  At the top of the list is Chip Kelly, who turned Oregon into a National powerhouse a few years back, even reaching the National Title game.

Kelly’s hurry-up Spread Offense revolutionized the Sport.  If he can bring that speed to UCLA, the Bruins would likely be a Playoff contender within 3 years.  But there are a couple of hurdles: Continue Reading »

INJUSTICE LEAGUE

Holy Bat, man — Led by the Dynamic Duo of Rosen and Lasley (204 yards and 3 TD’s), UCLA out-plays, out-gains, and out-converts u$c, but gets a fumble recovery overturned, and a Touchdown and crucial 3rd down stop nullified, plus several passes BAT-ted down, so they end up caving 28-23

UCLA finally played a decent game on the road, but it was not enough to overcome the trojans and their refs, as the Bruins lose 28-23, and fall to an (im)perfect 0-6 on the road.  When was the last time a UCLA team failed to win a single game outside of Pasadena?

This game was only about 10 miles away from home, but the result was the same.  Even though the Bruins finally stopped an opponent’s running game, and stifled them on 3rd Downs, they couldn’t get that elusive Road victory.

UCLA outgained the trojans 501 to 417, including Josh Rosen’s 421 yards passing.  204 of those throwing yards went to Jordan Lasley, who scored all 3 of the Bruins’ TD’s.  Lasley could have gone down in history as the new J.J. Stokes, had the Bruins been able to pull this one out.

And pull it out they almost did.  Not only did they tally more Total Offense, they also won Continue Reading »

LASLEY COME HOME

Keep it Lasley, Bruins — UCLA’s much-maligned Defense gives up 584 yards, but gets a Pick Six and holds the ASU Offense without a TD after Halftime, while Josh Rosen hooks up with Jordan Lasley for 162 yards and the game-winning Touchdown in an entertaining 44-37 barn-burner that keeps the Bruins perfect AT HOME

It’s been a tough season, which may get worse in a week, but in the confines of the Rose Bowl, the Bruins are now a perfect 5-0 after Saturday night’s thrilling 44-37 come-from-behind victory over Arizona State.  The Bruins fell behind 14-0 early, before a Nate Meadors Pick Six got the Bruins off the mat.  UCLA was still down at Halftime 21-20, and the game was tied in the 4th quarter at 34, before a 22-yard TD strike from Josh Rosen to Jordan Lasley gave the Bruins a lead they would never relinquish.

Rosen threw for 381 yards and that TD, and also ran for a TD.  The Bruins ran for 2 other TD’s, and converted 3 Field Goals.  As usual, the Offense was not the problem.  Meanwhile, the Bruin DEFENSE got shredded again, giving up 294 Rushing Yards and 290 Passing Yards.  But the Defense put 7 points on the board, and got stronger later, keeping the Sun Devils out of the end zone in the Second Half.  The only ASU TD of the Second Half came on a blocked punt, which tied the game at 34 late in the 3rd.

The question now, is how will that Defense fare against Continue Reading »

‘DAME’S DOUBLE-DIGIT DRUBBING DROPS DARNOLD’S DAMSELS IN DISTRESS DOUBLE DIGITS IN POLLS

Catholic shame — The trojans gets knocked out of the Top 20, and out of relevancy, by a 49-14 spanking at the hands of the Fighting Irish

Turnover-machine Sam Darnold — a FORMER Heisman frontrunner — choked again this week, failing miserably to live up to the hype, in a 49-14 annihilation by Notre Dame.  The embarrassing “Catholic Catheter” loss plummeted the trojans 11 spots in the polls, out of the Top 20, and permanently out of the Playoff conversation.

Sc was down 28-0 before halftime, and it didn’t get any better. Continue Reading »

MOUNT A TROJAN (HORSE) FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

Again, I apologize for being so busy.  It looks like I will miss the next two home games.  Travesty of justice, but it’s for a good cause:  My actual career.

Speaking of good causes, someone (not me) has designed a UCLA/sc T-shirt, and is donating the profits to the Red Cross for hurricane relief, etc.

https://www.collegegamedaytshirts.com/

Go Bruins.

THEY ALWAYS DIE IN THREES

Third time not the charm — #3 Josh Rosen throws 3 Interceptions leading to UCLA’s 3rd loss of the season

UCLA traveled to Arizona this weekend, and as a 2-point favorite, against a team that usually beat, they couldn’t get it done, losing 47-30, falling to 3-3 on the season.  Usually consistent Josh Rosen, who always throws for over 300 yards, managed only 219, and zero TD’s.  And it was his 3 INT’s that really killed him — 2 in the Red Zone, plus another one that resulted in a Pick 6.  He also got sacked 5 times.

The Bruin Defense was equally to blame, giving up 457 rushing yards, including 234 to the Quarterback.  About the only bright spot for UCLA was a rare 100-yard rushing effort:  Bolu Olorunfunmi gained 102 yards on only 10 carries including 2 TD’s.

Sorry for this truncated summary, and for no photos.  I am currently Continue Reading »

REARRANGING KECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC

(Tro-) Jan overboard! — New Dean (or Chairman, if you will) of u$c’s Keck Medical School, who replaced METH HEAD Dean Carmen Puliafito, resigns in shame after it is revealed that he has a history of sexual harassment (for which sc REWARDED him?)

They sure can pick ’em, can’t they?  The institution with no integrity has proved it once again, as another one bites the dust.  Eight months ago, u$c had to replace the former Dean of Medicine, Carmen Puliafito, who was exposed as a meth user and prostitute-enjoying scumbag.  So you would figure that they would pick someone above reproach, in order to save face.

But what did they do?  They hired Rohit Varma, whom they had already sanctioned for sexually harassing a female researcher.  Apparently, he forced her to share a room with him, back when he was a junior professor.  He threatened to have her visa revoked if she refused.  But here’s the really pathetic part: Continue Reading »

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