Bruin Bites: Grading Mora, Kelyn Rowe Interview, Interesting Take on Howland, and UCLA's Optimists

That's right Bruins, he's got the ATL connection working for UCLA. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

It's Sunday evening, which sadly for most folks, means a return to work tomorrow morning. Some people (some government workers, students, school employees, etc.) will get tomorrow off to celebrate the birthday of the greatest American president of all-time, Abraham Lincoln. Most of us, unfortunately, do not, thanks to some genius deciding to roll Lincoln's birthday (traditionally observed on the Monday closest to February 12) and Washington's birthday (traditionally observed the following Monday, closest to his actual birthday of February 22) into the generic "President's Day" on the Monday following next. In other words, instead of getting two three-day weekends in a row, you only get one. That sucks.

But in any event, for those of you who will get to relax and enjoy tomorrow off (and those of you needing something to read before trudging off to work tomorrow), let's take a look at the bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse at the tail-end of the weekend.

What’s missing in Westwood is a sense of pride. Bruins never forget where they came from when they look down on the floor at Pauley and see the names Nell and John Wooden staring back at them. To have hope again we don’t need a reminder of the past. We don’t need a coach who has taken us as far as his scheme allows. What we need now is a coach who can remind us of where we need to be and teach our players how to get there.

Couldn't have said it better myself. Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites for the tail end of the weekend. Fire away in the comment thread with your thoughts, opinions, and takes on these bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse.

GO BRUINS

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