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What Coach Howland Must Do Right Now

At this point, we're no longer trying to save a season - we're trying to save Ben Ball as we knew it. If this was an anomaly, one rogue player, then you wouldn't hear the panic coming from the Bruin family. But Coach Howland has seemingly turned his back on those attributes that made his program a success, and helped lead us to three Final Fours. It is imperative that he do the following --- play only those players who give 100% effort - physically, mentally and emotionally. Anything less, and take a seat on the bench.

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I take it that I'm not the only one who read the comments from the Texas player in the LA Times about how our team would eventually wilt, how we wouldn't want to play a physical game for 40 minutes. If I were on the team and actually gave a rat's *$@, those comments would infuriate me. I would take it out on Penn, E. Washington, UC Davis and every other team that crossed my path. That's why anything less than maximum effort against every future opponent is unacceptable. Every Bruin should make it their personal mission to never have those words uttered by another opponent again. I don't care if that means we have a line up of Trapani, DeMarcus, Brown, McCaskill and Kazemi if those are the five players giving the best effort and leaving it all on the court. We've got enough talent and our bench is deep enough that those players should be battling each other every day to get on the court. And Coach Howland must recognize this and reward those players.

Enough is enough, Coach Howland. If that means watching us battle hard but lose with overprivileged, entitled, out-of-shape players riding the pine, so be it. I can handle losses, but I can't handle being soft. And if you have any player ok with that, then they don't deserve a spot on our team! Go Bruins!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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