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Troy Aikman Has Honest Admission On UCLA's Abysmal Crowd This Saturday

Troy Aikman at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Former player Troy Aikman arrives at Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Interest in UCLA football is at an all-time low. Former Bruins star Troy Aikman thinks it's time that drastic changes are made. 

UCLA played South Alabama this Saturday afternoon. Not only did the Bruins barely escape with a 32-31. win; no on was there to see it. 

UCLA football attendance issues are nothing new. Even when Aikman was quarterbacking the Bruins and they were the No. 1 team in the nation, fans simply weren't interested. 

Aikman thinks it's time to have a conversation about building an on-campus stadium. 

"This is an embarrassment but we couldn’t fill the Rose Bowl in 1988 when we were the #1 team in the country. Anyone else at UCLA think it’s time for an on-campus 30,000 seat stadium? Of course, if we can’t play better than we did today, it would be half-empty too," said Aikman. 

If you can't get fans to attend the Rose Bowl, they aren't going to make their way out to an on-campus stadium. 

The real issue here is that UCLA football simply isn't a big brand. The bigger issue, though, is that the Bruins' non-conference schedule is a joke. 

Schedule teams like Nebraska, Oklahoma or Georgia and those attendance issues will be solved in a hurry, that is by the opposing fan base.