Spring practice is still more than a month away, but for the UCLA Bruins, it can't start soon enough.
Not even sunny skies and mild temperatures can wipe away the many failures and short-comings endured by Rick Neuheisel and company during their 4-8 campaign in 2010.
Once the team takes to Spaulding Field, hope will spring eternal once again, especially once the revamped coaching staff gets a closer look at incoming quarterback recruit Brett Hundley.
Without much quality competition (unless you consider Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut to be good players), the five-star talent out of Chandler, Arizona is expected to get plenty of reps with the first team offense, perhaps putting himself in position to bring the Bruins back from the depths of the Pac-12 standings.
The question remains, can this kid, precocious as he may be, pull it off?
For the optimists out there, here are 10 reasons to be hopeful that Hundley is, indeed, the savior that UCLA football has been waiting for.