Inside UCLA Podcast, Episode 18: Special combined UCLA/JV Show

Daily News staff writers Jon Gold and Vinny Bonsignore recorded today’s episode in Vinny’s Austin, Texas, hotel room in the run-up to Saturday’s UCLA vs. Texas game.

Among the highlights of today’s show:

  • Vinny says Austin is “a college football cathedral”
  • They run into a ton of UCLA fans
  • They are working on a story about the Austin football scene.
  • Austin has a small-town feel — a community atmosphere that rallies around the Longhorns’ football and basketball programs
  • Austin is the state capital and is heavily into politics, music and sports
  • Does Vinny really have a Neil Young tattoo?
  • Jon and Vinny met a fan celebrating his bachelor party with group of UCLA fans in Austin … but he’s already married
  • Turning to the NBA, the Carmelo Anthony trade to the New Jersey Nets looks like a good fit, says Jon
  • Do players really want to “return home,” LeBron style?
  • In a two-on-two game, who would win in the Jordan-Bonsignore vs. LeBron-Gold matchup?
  • Extended talk about the state of the NBA and the Lakers
  • In the NFL, what about the Vikings? Brett Favre is a little beat up right now, says Vinny
  • A look at the power rankings in the NFL
  • Is Jimmy Clauson ready for the Carolina Panthers? Vinny says yes, Jon doesn’t like “the Clauson face”
  • In Major League Baseball, Now that Manny Ramirez is with the White Sox, how’s he looking?
  • Vinny says the Dodgers aren’t a team where a manager gets his start. No offense to Don Mattingly, but he hasn’t been a manager before
  • It’s high drama in Austin as Jon loses his wallet … Jon and Vin look everywhere — stay tuned for the exciting conclusion

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The Inside UCLA Podcast is produced by Jon Gold and Steven Rosenberg.

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Inside UCLA Podcast, Episode 17: Houston, do we have a problem?

In today’s podcast, Daily News UCLA beat writer Jon Gold and former UCLA quarterback Ben Olson talk about what the Bruins need to do to turn things around in Saturday’s game against the University of Houston at the Rose Bowl.

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Inside UCLA Podcast, Episode 16: What happened at Kansas State? And what will happen against Stanford?

In today’s podcast, Daily News UCLA beat writer Jon Gold and former UCLA quarterback Ben Olson discuss the state of the Bruin football team after week 1′s loss to Kansas State.

  • Ben called Kansas State “a must win”
  • Jon wonders, is Coach Rick Neuheisel’s positivity good for the team? Does the coach say the same thing to the team as to the media?
  • Jon asks, “Does UCLA need “wholesale changes”
  • Jon says, “The pistol offense looks like 1981 … the defense is all over the place .. the offense is not creative enough”
  • Ben says, “The defense is not crazy enough”
  • Ben talks about how Boise State takes average players and makes them better, and how winning breeds success
  • Jon and Ben discuss UCLA’s non-conference schedule. Is it too tough?
  • Ben says that in Saturday’s game, Stanford will run the ball and be physical
  • Will the recruting of Brett Hundley put pressure on Kevin Prince? Ben says you win the QB job in spring ball, not at fall camp.
  • Who’s better at sports trivia, Jon or Ben?
  • Jon interviews UCLA free safety Rahim Moore and BruinReportOnline.com’s Tracy Pierson

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Inside UCLA Podcast, Episode 15 – We’re not in Kansas anymore, but we will be

Daily News UCLA beat writer Jon Gold and former UCLA starting quarterback Ben Olson talk about UCLA’s season opener — which is three days away — against Kansas State in a non-conference game.

How do teams like going on the road? Is UCLA’s game plan set? Will Richard Brehaut play significant minutes?

Jon and Ben will discuss these questions and more.

Plus, Jon interviews Brandon Huffman of Scout.com about UCLA’s chances to recruit quarterback Brett Hundley.

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The Inside UCLA Podcast is produced by Jon Gold and Steven Rosenberg.
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