Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…
1) The Pac-12 South is basically now a race between UCLA and ASU. Theoretically, UCLA can win the Pac-12 South with 7 wins, if they beat ASU, Utah and Colorado (and ASU loses one more game). Heck, UCLA can even win the South at 6-6, if ASU tanks majorly. What are the odds of either of those happening? I have to believe both would save Neuheisel’s job as well if it were come to pass. Stranger things have happened. – Semi-Pro
I would guess along the odds of me winning the New York Marathon.
2) Brawl breaks out vs. Cal this time, and now it’s CRN and Tedford throwing down. And this time, Ricky is all jacked up on Mt. Dew … does he go Spider Monkey on him? – ucla-of-the-rockies
You seem to like spider monkeys.
3) Greetings and salutations, congrats to UCLA for their big win and I have to be honest I was extremely shocked at the result. I did not see the game and from my understanding Mr. Riley was injured and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Onto, my inquiry, as a USC fan I was worried that UCLA was going to greatly benefit from USC’s sanctions but as of today I don’t think that will be the case. I live in Austin, TX in the heart of UT country and I am shocked that a lot of them are praising USC for a great game against Stanford. Wouldn’t a recruit prefer to attend USC (even with sanctions) that is getting a lot of publicity from national outlets (including Game Day) while UCLA is not getting any type of positive publicity outside of Los Angeles? Thank you in advance. – Gilligan
I definitely think UCLA has not capitalized on the sanctions, but to USC’s credit, they’ve weathered the storm relatively well. Of course, the real meaningful sanctions don’t begin until next year, when the scholarships are limited, so I don’t think there would’ve been too much the Bruins could’ve done without major success on the field. Next year, though, with USC down 10 rides, UCLA will need to pick up at least four or five of the guys who would’ve gotten those offers from USC, and that’s when the gap can shrink considerably. The hard part for UCLA will be fending off Oregon, Stanford, Washington and ASU for those recruits.
4) Do you think its likely that Kyle Anderson will play PG at UCLA? – BruinBall
Offensively, he’ll definitely be a primary ballhandler, but I’m not sure how he’ll do defensively yet. There are always a lot of small quick point guards in the Pac-12, so Ben Howland might have to get creative.
5) Do you think Prince and CRN will still be gung-ho Vontaze Burfict on the prowl? – Anonymous
I think Prince will need to be much smarter about going for that extra yard.