We've been having a bit of fun with a couple of Trogan losers, caught up in our men's baseball team grabbing a share of first place, Larry Scott's morally bankrupt defense of the scumbag cheaters from across town, and of course, the NCAA bringing the little boys from Troy behind the woodshed for another good beating, so this week's Bruin Bites have been a bit delayed.
With that said, here's your bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:
- The Pac-12 is conducting voting on the logo for the Pac-12 football championship game. While our Bruins are likely to not have much of a shot (barring a miraculous turn of fortune), we do know now that the cheaters from across town have zero shot at playing in the inaugural championship game. If you care, head over and vote now for your favorite logo.
- The North County Times has a great profile and Q&A with former UCLA point guard Brad Holland and the fantastic work he's doing with the Boys & Girls Club in Carlsbad. Awesome to see a Bruin making a difference in his community. Keep up the good work Brad.
- Rick Neuheisel and Ben Howland will be attending the annual O.C. Dinner Celebration for UCLA Athletics on June 4 in Newport Beach. On the recruiting front, O.C. hasn't worked out so well for Howland, while O.C. football talent has been pretty solid. While Howland has had no problem getting players from Orange County , Rick realizes that O.C. is a major football pipeline with top programs that he'll need to regularly get players from if he's going to rebuild UCLA's football program into a conference contender and top national program.
- Mark Whicker at the Orange County Register dropped an interesting line in a otherwise pro-Trogan fluff piece: "Now Rick Neuheisel has to win, or Athletic Director Dan Guerrero might have to fire the second football coach he has hired. At some point, someone at UCLA will wonder about the selector and not the selectee." Apparently Whicker hasn't been paying attention because, from the comments on UCLA Athletics' Facebook and our commentary on BN, we aren't just "wondering" about the selector (Guerrero) but openly calling for him to get the axe if he doesn't turn this around soon (for multiple programs).
That's your Bruin Bites for this long Memorial Day weekend. Fire away with your thoughts.