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No, you're not seeing things, and no, it isn't Monday. Rather, we're bringing you a second dose of Bruin Bites for the back-end of the work week. So, rather than waste time, let's get right to the bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:
- Starting with football, while I'm loathe to link to the
unfiltered garbage"journalism" at Bleacher Report, BR contributor Colan Lamont actually contributed something worthwhile, catching phenom redshirt freshman QB Brett Hundley and conducting an interview with the bright hope for UCLA football. Good read and it sounds like Brett has a good head on his shoulders.
- Turning to our other major revenue sport, despite calls for tolerated mediocrity, Jeff Borzello at CBS Sports has one simple goal for Ben Howland and his team next season: finishing at the top of the Pac-12, ahead of Arizona. In other words, with the kind of talent Howland has at his disposal, there is no excuse for not winning the Pac-12 and making a deep run to at least the Elite Eight.
- Sticking with hoops, the L.A. Times had writer Ben Bolch catch up to UCLA starting PG, Lazeric Jones, to talk to the senior PG about his NBA aspirations, his scheduled workouts with a couple of NBA teams, and his hope that he will hear his name called on draft night.
- Finally, Peter Yoon at the WWL wrote up a good piece on UCLA relief pitcher David Berg, who is coming on strong in his freshman season. Oh, and he's a walk-on. The side-arm throwing submariner is a great fit for a program reliant on timing and traditional delivery. But more importantly, it's a great story about a UCLA kid who fought his way on to the team. Go David!
Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to start the work week with. Fire away with your thoughts, takes, and additions in the comments thread.