"It seems almost amusing now that Howland had been rumored to be on the hot seat during a season in which his team won the outright Pac-12 title. UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero can’t fire Howland now.
Heck, he ought to give him an extension."
In my recent conversations with leadership at adidas and with the men's basketball staff, we decided to wear the alternate uniform only for our initial game at the Pac-12 Tournament. Due to our anticipated seed in the tournament, we will suit up in the white version of the alternate uniform, as worn by Shabazz Muhammad and Larry Drew II in the photo to the right.
There is nothing reliable about the 19-7 Bruins, including their NCAA tourney seeding. They’ve been all over the map this season, looking brilliant and awful, sometimes within a single week. Howland recruited a vast arsenal of talent, but its young talent has not integrated with the veterans as smoothly as hoped. Every quality win (at Arizona, Missouri, at Colorado) has been offset by a dismal loss (Cal Poly, USC, a blowout at California).
As an outside rusher, [Datone] Jones showcases the kind of gritty, blue-collar style that can wear down opponents over the course of a game. Although his frenetic energy and effort generated just 6.5 sacks during his final season at UCLA, Jones' combination of quickness, explosiveness and effort should routinely result in double-digit sacks in the NFL. Given that Jones has also displayed the capacity to play multiple spots along the line, he could become an intriguing pass-rushing threat at the next level.
The University of Southern California football team arrived in El Paso on Wednesday and is already making an impression on the city and football fans - a bad impression.
Edward Lewis @EdwardLewisBSR
Three-star OL Sean Dowling has decommitted from #UCLA tonight.