UCLA v. Oregon State Report Card

RESULT: UCLA 27, Oregon State 19
RECORD: 2-2
WEEK 4 GPA: B-

QUARTERBACKS
B+
Richard Brehaut executed offense efficiently but needs to be let loose.

RUNNING BACKS
B
Derrick Coleman, Malcolm Jones filled in for Johnathan Franklin admirably, and nice cameos by Jordon James, Anthony Barr

WIDE RECEIVERS
B
Did just about all they could with little action.

OFFENSIVE LINE
B
Solid effort in first game without Sean Sheller, though two sacks allowed.

DEFENSIVE LINE
C-
Bruins might need search-and-rescue to find Datone Jones.

LINEBACKERS
B-
Sean Westgate’s interception set up a score, but gap-control remains an issue.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
B+
Held James Rodgers and Joe Halahuni relatively in check in their returns.

SPECIAL TEAMS
F
Had two kicks blocked and allowed a touchdown return. Not good.

COACHING
D
Game-plan, play-calling still too conservative at all times

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  • ucla-of-the-rockies

    I like this feature Jon. From TV-land, it looked C+ to B- … with how quik things are done medically these days, especially at UCLA, is no news good news for Sheldon Price? Do you know if an MRI is sked?
    And Franklin was just a bruise then, officially?

  • AWisaW

    A win is a win.

  • Marc

    Good analysis, Jon.

    Coach Neuheisel is WAY too conservative. Both offensively and defensively, the plays called do not show any faith in the players to make plays.

    Here’s a question for you: How will UCLA recruit better wide receivers if the offense continues to run the ball 81.6% of the time?

    When will Rick wake up and realize he’s coaching in the PAC-12, not the boring NFL? This offense, if let loose, could be scoring 38-45 points a game. I firmly believe that. I don’t believe Rick believes that.

    A win is a win in the short run, not in the long term in regards to player development and program building.

    Let’s go Bruins. I’ll be there in Palo Alto cheering you on.

  • The Blur

    I didn’t realize they run the Pistol in the NFL.

  • Marc

    Talking about his philosophy of running the ball, kicking field-goals and in general, playing very conservatively. Where do you sit at the Rosebowl?

  • Marc

    Talking about his philosophy of running the ball, kicking field-goals and in general, playing very conservatively. Where do you sit at the Rosebowl?

  • Stan

    I agree with you, Marc. CRN seems to just want to play mistake free football. Brehaut has not turned the ball over so whats the reason for not turning him loose. He’s proven he can throw the ball downfield. Watching the Bruins play is like ESPN Poker. Slow and dreadful. Yep, a win is a win, but it won’t happen too many more times trying to run the clock out from the opening kickoff.

  • Huitzilopochtli

    I think the grading for the defense (secondary) is way too lenient. The short pass, crossing pattern in the middle of the field was there ALL game. I know the team won but it doesn’t forgive defensive deficiencies come grading time.

    I got tired of seeing players trying to deliver a highlight hit with a shoulder rather than wrapping up and taking down their man. Often times the player bounced off the hit and turned what would have been 4th down to a new set of downs. I’m talking about YOU HESTER!

  • bruincheerleader

    “DEFENSIVE LINE
    C-
    Bruins might need search-and-rescue to find Datone Jones.”…my guess is Datone Jones is playing it very safe and trying not to get hurt knowing full-well that the NFL is his next home and he doesn’t want to risk any injuries playing for the bruins…sad…