Monday, September 22, 2008

The Bruin gut is soft

Of course I refuse to give up hope for the entire season, but the Bruins' gut-check against Arizona revealed an unfortunately soft one. You might say that the guts of an offense is in the offensive line, and the Bruins don't have a good one just now. There are reasons, of course -- only two of them had ever started a game before this year and senior Micah Kia at center went down with an injury. I sure hope the young guys get better as the season goes on rather than getting all hangdog. I don't think Neuheisel will let that happen, but . . . Maybe a guest appearance by Terry Donahue to talk about the tradition of the "gutty little Bruins" who used to win games like this.

At least there was a semblance of a running game, and the word is that Kahlil Bell will be back soon -- probably not this Saturday but the one after. But Kevin Craft didn't have the second-half swagger he showed against Tennessee, and there were just too many mistakes. I'm just hoping for a modicum of respectability.

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