This is a fun week for Bruin fans. Spring football has begun, the women's basketball team is headed to the WNIT championship game, and the UCLA Gymnastics team gets started in the NCAA regionals on Saturday. So let's see what all the tweets are about.
Spring practice is a time to make some good friends, just ask Mossi Johnson and Myles Jack (wait for it):
At 53 sec watch @ClickClack_Jack fight for the ball and straight steal it from the receiver #thief #bruinrevolution https://t.co/f7lBOwvmyr— Bruin Fan Cam (@BruinFanCam) April 2, 2015
How in the world did Deon Hollins get that ball?
Play Through The Hands...Great INT! #LBU pic.twitter.com/ukPDHIBYka— Scott White ✈️ (@CoachWhiteEra) April 3, 2015
But this is even more impressive!
Ya boy made the HonER Roll at UCLA!!!! #AthleteStudent— Eldridge Massington (@OH_GOTTAMAN) March 31, 2015
It's great to have you back Austin.
All smiles here #kneehab pic.twitter.com/62AFpvDB2M— Austin Roberts (@youseela88) April 2, 2015
Congratulations to the UCLA Gymnastics team and good luck tomorrow in the regionals.
A school record 7 Bruins named to Pac-12 All-Academic team, incl. 1st-teamer @samanthapeszek http://t.co/H7eAvpd2XI pic.twitter.com/nTcq5kJjZh— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) April 2, 2015
The @Pac12Networks previews our upcoming NCAA Regional. Watch: http://t.co/aNoYJ53UPG— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) April 2, 2015
Can someone please get our women's basketball team a plane?
We are playing for the championship game for this tournament on Saturday and we have a 6 hour bus drive and I'm looking around think damn— corinne costa (@thebiggiee) April 2, 2015
And you will be missed.
5 years at UCLA and it will be over this Saturday. This is the last bus ride I will ever take with my teammates. Crazy #wheredthetimego— corinne costa (@thebiggiee) April 2, 2015
So maybe a long bus ride really isn't a bad thing!
.@MockingTheDraft's No. 1 ILB in this draft class comes from @UCLAFootball: http://t.co/ogabyxh55C pic.twitter.com/zC4CWah1ZQ— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) April 2, 2015
So I know you all have a favorite at Stan's. Now we know which one is Brett's (hope no one at Morgan Center is getting jealous).
The "Hundley", Peanut Butter Banana & Chocolate Chip… https://t.co/TUOTWfRZkf— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) April 2, 2015
Seems like Brett has really developed a sweet tooth!
If you're a @UCLA Bruin, then you know Diddy Riese. QB @BrettHundley17 builds his favorite ice cream sandwich! https://t.co/0nLcImQBm5— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) March 27, 2015
A "former" pro has written another book:
I don't write just FOOTBAW stuff, I write sci-fi too! Check it out, it's called PRIME. People are liking it. http://t.co/inl3BciJYq— Chris Warcraft (@ChrisWarcraft) April 2, 2015
and continues to have an impact:
Good morning! I wrote a football piece for @TheCauldron. It has words! You can read it here. https://t.co/X5AstB6f48 pic.twitter.com/pULeyrihPs— Chris Warcraft (@ChrisWarcraft) April 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Owamagbe Odighizuwa (and mom)!
23 today. Man time flies. Appreciate all the b day wishes from friends and family.— owamagbe (@LPJ_Odighizuwa) April 1, 2015
Happy birthday to my mom!! The only woman that has my heart.— owamagbe (@LPJ_Odighizuwa) April 2, 2015
After 6yrs I'm happy to call this beautiful woman my wife #Mrs.Jones pic.twitter.com/Mz5N1ZgSJm— Datone Jones (@IAM_Dat_One) March 29, 2015
A great Bruin is becoming a great teacher:
This past August, Earl Watson lost his brother. Earl is keeping his promise to his brother by following his heart and taking up coaching:
Earl Watson begins coaching career as he aims to make his late brother proud http://t.co/TZ4Fc8KgwK via @YahooSports— Earl J Watson (@Earl_Watson) April 3, 2015
Dwayne Hooks, Earl's brother and a retired police officer, died from a gunshot wound and wanted Earl to follow his heart and become a coach:
Hooks "used to say, 'Earl, if that's what you want to do, do it,' " Watson said. "He said, 'Earl your entire life you've helped the family and took us to a place where we would never be financially.' He said, 'Now it's time for you to do what's best for you. We're good. You don't have to keep playing for us. Do what your heart tells you do.' "
Earl is now working as assistant coach for the Spurs' development league team and earning $30,000 a year. Earl has been preparing to coach for a long time:
Playing for Larry Bird wasn't an accident. Me going with Jerry West wasn't an accident. Me going to Utah wasn't an accident," Watson said. "I didn't do anything by chance.
The Spurs are really happy with the impact Earl is having (who wouldn't be?):
"This is a man who has prepared himself to coach probably from the early days when he started playing," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. "He has great respect for the people he played for, the people he's played with. As a mentor, his impact on young players seems to be pretty powerful."
With Watson helping them, three of the D-League Austin players were promoted to the NBA this season: JaMychal Green, Bryce Cotton and Jarell Eddie. Buford said Watson also has had "significant influence" on Spurs rookie guard Kyle Anderson, who has shuttled between Austin and San Antonio this season.
Good luck to Earl who has always been a great Bruin and a great man.
And the last word, keeping it true and simple:
four letters— Anthony Barr (@itheeayb) March 29, 2015