SUNDAY Q-AND-A: UCLA coach Howland ready to bear down
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#1 Feb 14, 2010
Let's get sc boy's,
#2 Feb 14, 2010
Coach Howland is still exactly the right coach for UCLA basketball. He is talented, experienced, focused, humble and understands the university and our fans' expectation of excellence from our student athletes.
That said, he and the program have had to overcome a difficult set of circumstances which have understandably set this year's team back: graduating valuable seniors, consecutive years of early departures to the NBA, mutual separation with Drew Gordon, injuries during fall practice and a very young core.
Looking ahead, Coach Howland is still focused on maximizing this year's season. With a two or three seed in the PAC 10 tournament, the Bruins could verly likeey win the conference tournament and gain a bid to the NCAA - which would be a successful result, given where the team has been to date.
Next year, Coach will again have another successful recruiting class and hopefully, he and the team will apply lessons learned this year to get back on top of the PAC 10 and among the nation's elite.
#3 Feb 14, 2010
DN...u should have asked him the following questions:
1. What happened with Chace Stanback, Drew Gordon & Ryan Wright, three very talented post players, who transferred to other schools, and are doing very well now that they are gone from Ben Howland's system.
2. Why is Mustafa Abdul-Hamid - on the bench, when he is the most experienced guard.
3. With a bench load of talent, why only use 7 players every game?
4. There are some *UNHAPPY* players sitting who could play any where in the country, will they too, transfer?
#4 Feb 14, 2010
Bruins lose AGAIN to SC! Trojans sweep the Bruins this season.
Looks like you are drinking the Kool-Aid, or is it Howland's urine???
In your face Bruins!!!!
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