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Bruin Bites: Wooden's Worldwide Effect, Follow-Up on Japanese Garden, and Shaq Recruiting Profile

It's Sunday afternoon, which means work is on the horizon, which will be no easier despite Ben Howland's squad picking up a pair of wins over the weekend. As we've talked about before, this was a game we were expected to win, and one that is irrelevant in the larger scheme of things. In short, Howland is our Jeff Tedford for hoops (good, but not great coach, who can build excitement, but never get to the top), the real problem is our idiotic athletic director, Chianti Dan Guerrero, and the sleazy bureaucrats he's surrounding himself with at Morgan Center.

I won't continue to beat a dead horse. We know what needs to happen.

Fire Dan Guerrero. Replace him with someone who can competently hire an elite basketball coach to take UCLA back to its rightful place at the top of the college basketball world.

With that, let's turn to bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse at the end of the weekend:

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites for the end of the weekend. Hopefully, it'll give you something to read as you watch the Pro Bowl (yawn) and bide your time until the recruiting news drops on Wednesday. Fire away with your thoughts in the comment thread.