After losing to cross-town rival USC on Saturday, UCLA now has a football coach to hire and at least one more game to play.
History says the latter challenge could be just as unnerving as the former.
In the last 50 years, the Bruins have played nine regular-season games after what typically has been a finale against the Trojans. They have gone 2-7. UCLA also played in the Pac-12 Conference championship game shortly after facing USC in 2011 and 2012, losing both times.
The emotional hurdle of playing another game so quickly after facing their archrival has been difficult to clear for the Bruins.
“I don’t know why a UCLA athletic director ever schedules a game...