Team preview: UCLA

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2006 UCLA Bruins, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: August 2, 2006, 6:27 AM ET
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(All information as of July 1, 2006)


The only drawback to creating lofty expectations is producing the expected results.

While fourth-year UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said all the right things last season, about his team being able to compete with anyone in the Pac-10 and the program taking the next step, it's unlikely that many expected the Bruins to be playing for a share of the conference title in December.

Turns out Dorrell's preseason comments were close to being dead on.