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So happy for the Team but Reality lurks


This is my first post on BN..I wanted to say that I root passionately for UCLA and wanted desperately for the team to win.

I am so happy for the maligned players, the assistants and even for Howland, for his personal achievement . However, despite the risk of sounding like a spoiled fan, I expect more of this program. I expect that players want to come here in droves, especially west coast players.. I expect that once players get here they stay and value the experience not leave.

I expect a program to be in the top 10-15 every year, not just once every 5 years. I expect talented players like Tony Parker to get developed not rot on the bench. This is why I still maintain that despite our season that Ben Howland is not the best steward of our program long term. I wont diminish his accomplishments and I thank him for his service and good efforts..

I want a new enthusiasm in the program, amongst the fan base and in the recruiting circles. I want a change because its time. Not to bash Ben, but UCLA needs a new voice. Good luck to our team in the NCAAs and I hope we can go deep but still, at the end of the day, we need change.

<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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