Looking at the second half of the season, what would the Bruins have to accomplish for the season to be considered a success?
Carlos Sandoval, Go Joe Bruin: UCLA needs to win three more games for this season to be a rousing success. Wins at ASU, at Washington State and at home against either Stanford or Arizona isn't asking for too much. Of course, the SC game needs to be competitive as hell -- and that looks doable now more than it did at the beginning of the season -- while the team can't be blown out against anyone like they were against the Bears.
On an in-game level: I want to see the offensive line dominate at least four of the five remaining games so there's some optimism heading into next season and so the offense can actually do it's thing. Meanwhile, I want to see some of the youngsters Mora has hidden in the secondary, because defensive backs Sheldon Price and Aaron Hester are awful, and it's good to start developing talent; if Hester and Price are just going to alternate getting burned, you'd rather have someone young learning on the job.