UCLA 2011 Quick Preview

Here's a quick reference guid at the upcoming UCLA 2011 season...


Last season's record: 4-8

Returning starters/letterwinners: 19/50

Key losses: Rahim Moore, Kai Forbath, Akeem Ayers

Key returnees: Johnathan Franklin (1,127 yards in 2010), Tony Dye (led team in tackles in 2010 with 96), Sean Westgate (second on team in tackles in 2010 with 90)

Best game: At Stanford, 10/1; home against Texas, 9/17

Projected finish: 8-5

Outlook: It's Rick Neuheisel's make-or-break season. It comes down to: If he wins, he'll clean up in recruiting and things will be rolling, with veterans returning in 2012; if he loses, he's probably lost his dream job. Neuheisel has recruited well since being at UCLA and that talent is coming of age, and the defense is deep, but the question will be at offensive line, where the Bruins have suffered attrition, and that pesky quarterback position.

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