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Golden Nuggets, 11/16: Game 1 reactions aren’t pretty

We already knew it, but here’s what everyone is saying about the Game 1 loss to UCLA

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 15 CAL at UCLA Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t fun, but the California Golden Bears have to go back to work for their Week 3 (Game 2) matchup against the Oregon State Beavers on a short week of preparation.

Cal dropped their season opener against UCLA amidst wicked circumstances that included finding out their opponent with just two days of notice. Granted, that shouldn’t be an excuse because their opponent also had two days worth of notice, but at least the Bruins had a game under their belt.

The Golden Bears looked a bit lost and very much out of rhythm against UCLA and as such, didn’t receive very much praise, if any at all, from the national level. Even taking a look around to the local beat, or even the Pac-12 beat, the reactions weren’t pleasant.

Making matters even worse is the fact that the UCLA fans had reached a fever-pitch for the firing of head coach Chip Kelly after the team themselves looked lost for most of the game against Colorado the week prior. In fact, the win for UCLA marked the first time in Chip Kelly’s tenure as the head coach that his team was sitting with a .500 record or better.

Now that’s something.

Here’s what everyone was saying about Cal’s season-opening loss to UCLA.

Final Score: UCLA 34, Cal 10 | Bruins Nation

Cal-UCLA: Bears overpowered by Bruins | CalBearsMaven

UCLA beats Cal to move to .500 for first time in Chip Kelly era | LA Times

Everything Coach Wilcox said after Cal’s 34-10 loss at UCLA | 247

Where was the offense we were expected to see? | Sports Illustrated

Bears crushed in long-awaited opener | Mercury News