That's right folks: we're halfway through the work week and it's time again for the mid-week Bruin Bites. In just this half-week, we've broken down Howland's assistant coach sagas, looked at how Neuheisel has stacked up so far in five key areas, seen one of our favorite Bruins of all time, ATV, return to graduate and show UCLA a lot of love on Twitter, and broke down and analyzed our football team's schedule for this upcoming season. Not bad for a couple of days.
Now, without further ado, here are your bits and pieces of information from around the UCLA-iverse:
- Starting with football, it looks like ESPN decided to rip BN off. A day after BN broke down and did an analysis of the football schedule, ESPN rolls out their analysis. Suffice to say, the bland, boilerplate analysis from ESPN is not nearly as detailed as the one by tasser10. That said, both don't paint a particularly rosy picture for the football team.
- Sticking to the gridiron, the Orange County Register has a quick break down on Rick Neuheisel and the hot seat he faces in what could be his last year in Westwood absent dramatic improvement.
- Moving over to basketball, Ben Howland's annual youth basketball camp returns to Palisades High School in two weeks. Once again, youngsters will be able to learn the fundamentals from one of college basketball's best defensive coaches, although if you're interested, you'll need to move quickly: attendance has increased steadily since the camp's inception in 2006.
- Speaking of Ben Howland, two of his former players worked out for the Washington Wizards this week. The Washington Post listed Tyler Honeycutt as one of a handful of "versatile" players who recently worked out for the Wiz. Likewise, Malcolm Lee was also in Washington, working out with a different set of players, but also for the Wizards.
- Finally, sticking to the theme from a few weeks ago, the Whittier Daily News has a great profile on an amazing incoming freshman. Just like our other freshmen who overcame amazing adversity, incoming freshman Maria Colindres had a pretty tough path to UCLA. However, after enduring a home life that the word "traumatic" doesn't quite do justice for, Colindres is one of many amazing young people coming to Westwood this fall. Great story to see and another example of the kind of great young person that makes UCLA unique. Welcome to the Bruin family Maria!
And those are your Bruin Bites for the middle of this work week folks. Fire away with your thoughts and we'll be back this weekend with more bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse.