Had few mins to check in before we head out and enjoy Philadelphia (as I had mentioned before this is actually a pretty fun city to visit).
I can't add any more to what T wrote in terms of appreciating and showing gratitude to our three great seniors. I am going to miss all of them. Despite the tough loss to a clearly superior team, we were glad to see these three Bruins last game in person.
But I wanted to start a thread to get excited about this guy and his returning class-mates:
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans
The fire in DG was unmistakable. Watching him and watching ML, we felt like we were watching the AA we all remember from freshman year. Mrs. N has already anointed ML her favorite Bruin for next season.
Still I think next year will probably be a tougher season than the one we experienced this year with DG and his team-mates adjust to new roles as regulars (not role players) for Coach Howland. I expect next year to be somewhat like AA and JF's first season at UCLA when we will pretty much have to break in three or four (I still think JH is gone) new starters. It is going to be tough.
Yet given the energy, effort and passion we saw from DG and ML, I am already excited about next Fall.
We will have more on our end of season thoughts sometime tomorrow and beyond.
Oh and one more thing ... the Bruin contingent that showed up in Philly today ... was solid. We were excited, fired up, and it always gets your heart racing when you hear the fight song and get to the eight clap with hundreds of other Bruins. And at the end of the game we didn't really get a sense of sadness. It was more of a feeling of appreciation of our three seniors and looking forward to next year with this year's freshmen class and incoming Ben Ball warriors. Plus it was just good to be among hundreds of Bruin alums all decked out in Bruin blue and gold.
So cheer up. No need to mope around here on Bruin Nation. We now turn over our attention to spring football, baseball (as we will do our best to complement rye's amazing efforts), and whole lot of other Bruin sports programs contending for banners. The beat goes on.