Spring is in the air, and with spring comes spring football. With UCLA spring football practice starting in less than a week--on Tuesday at 7AM, to be precise--our football program got some great news.
Soooo, I'm a bruin.. pic.twitter.com/ke5dKOxvJS— Lokeni Toailoa (@LokeniTheGreat) March 24, 2015
But the good news didn't end there.
A couple of future Bruins rolled out the welcome mats.
@demetricfelton7 welcome to the fam bro— Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) March 24, 2015
Meanwhile, a former UCLA football star has been busy with pre-draft "fun."
In case you missed it, we have a special guest training at UCLA.
Why did PacMan choose UCLA? A picture is worth a thousand words.
There are so many things that make UCLA a special place. A tradition of excellence is one of them.
I love Coach Wooden's love of teaching & relentless preparation. I want 2 emulate his attention 2 detail every day. pic.twitter.com/UYBfUxAINh— Cori Close (@CoachCloseUCLA) March 25, 2015
Speaking of excellence,
Robin Anderson is ranked no. 1 in the nation this week, and the doubles team of Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips are no. 1 as well!— UCLA Women's Tennis (@uclawtennis) March 25, 2015
We need to remember that the life of a student-athlete isn't easy. Just ask Elise Zappia and Madie Smith who had to travel across several time zones to play volleyball at Waikiki Beach this past weekend. What did they get for their effort?
Elise and Madie aren't the only representatives of UCLA who had a busy weekend. The guy in charge is enthusiastic in his work.
Watch "Russell Westbrook: The Dance Never Ends" on YouTube Russell Westbrook: The Dance Never Ends: https://t.co/y8wbfhQW9q beast mode— Matt Cabrera (@Lightershade18) March 25, 2015
Speaking of the NBA, did you hear that David Wear is now with the Sacramento Kings?
With David Wear signing a 10-day contract w/ the Kings, that means five (!!) UCLA players from last year's Sweet 16 team are on NBA rosters.— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) March 23, 2015
Make it 6 (!!) when NP4 is drafted.
David's old coach, the guy responsible for our last Final Four appearance and our most recent first-place finish in the Pac-12 has a new job.
Best of luck to Coach Howland.
Meanwhile Steve Alford is preparing the Bruins for their biggest game of the season.
From departure out of LAX to arrival in Houston, check out the latest "Made in March" video. WATCH: http://t.co/4S5DKA85Rs— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) March 26, 2015
The Bruins may not be favored, but at least one "expert" likes their chances.
I have UCLA beating Gonzaga and losing to Duke. Love how Bryce Alford now running their show. Pass-1st PG who can score when it's time.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless)
The Bruins have to improve upon their early season performance against Gonzaga. You have to admire Kevon Looney's honesty about it.
Kevon Looney, on watching film of UCLA's loss to Gonzaga in December: "Offensively, we were pretty bad. Defense, we played none."— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) March 24, 2015
There's been a lot of talk this week about our sweet Sweet Sixteen comeback against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2006.
His memory of the details of the game may not be perfect, but LRMAM remembers the important stuff.
As our 2006 Final Four team demonstrated against Adam Morrison and the Zags, it's all about focus, determination, and teamwork.
Who really runs LA? This seems to be a pretty definitive answer.
(If you don't understand any of that, ask Fox.)
I've saved the best for last. In terms of "getting it," it doesn't get any better than this:
It's official! DREAM BIG! pic.twitter.com/JJKRqaWrMP— owamagbe (@LPJ_Odighizuwa) March 25, 2015
Dream big, Bruins!