Weekly Answers, Pt. 4

Here’s the latest batch of weekly answers…

1) Where does Howland go from here? Do you have any reason to be optimitic after that embarassing season?? – gerry4ucla
That’s a very good question, and I think one that should concern Bruin fans. Where does he go from here? He couldn’t quite get over the championship hump with “his” players, so he stated pursuing more immediate impact “superstars,” and that’s dwindled into this season. I think he’s a good enough coach that he rights the ship. Does it happen next year, I don’t know. Certain players will have to make HUGE strides in the offseason to make this team competitive again. I expect a couple of them to make those strides. A couple others…not so much. So we’ll see. If I were a UCLA fan, I’d be cautiously optimistic, but I’d also need to see some changes next season.

2) Do you think they will move Mike Harris to LT? – Anonymous
Of all the offensive line maneuvering UCLA could do, that’s the one I haven’t heard. He won’t go to LT.

3) Hi Jon, Who are UCLA’s top five recruiting targets for 2011 starting with the most important one? – Cali
WR George Farmer, OT Christian Westerman, DT Todd Barr, DE Jalen Grimble, and most importantly, the best QB they can get – Brett Hundley, Cody Kessler, Max Wittek, etc.

4) Since you played for TO, what do you think of the Marmonte expansion that brings in Boni and Oaks. – Anonymous.
It’s an absolute joke to bring those two schools in just for football. Fine, if they want to join every sport, great. Make it a super league, split it into two divisions and field the best public school league in California. But don’t just let the two football superpowers in. Even though I don’t expect it to be a cakewalk for either, and I think Westlake is better than both.

5) Have you given any thought to posting all your answers on a single day, like Dohn used to do on Fridays? I always knew to look for the answers to the week’s questions on Friday and it made reading everything a lot easier. – la-ukla
I prefer doling out the answers in small doses, and it provides reading material throughout the week.

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  • rob zietlow

    Can you list who attended the Junior Day this past weekend?

    Thanks

  • Mike H class of 90

    The good news in BB is that the rest of the Pac-10 probably won’t improve that dramatically, either. We should be in the mix for the conf title. National aspirations – who knows?

  • rejn

    I would think that Coach Howland would want to use the model(s) that brought him success at the schools prior to UCLA. GO back to that, if abandoned, and build around long term players that will be in the program from at least three years, big up front, point guard(s) with lots of upside, and tough defense with kids/players/recruits who get it and want to be there for more than just the privilege of wearing the four magical letters (UCLA) on their uniforms every time out. No more one and dones!

  • m

    Cody Kessler is the one to get. He is about 6’2 215 and muscled up about 25 pounds in a year from working out. He is also one of the very best basketball players in California. Scored 47 points Thursday and 39 points last night against the no 1 and no 5 Central Section CIF ranked teams. He is Cade McNown with more physical talent and better arm. The will to win. Carried an average team to the Central Section Championship D-1 football game and a very mediocre basketball team to the DIV I CIF semi finals before scoring 39 points but losing to the top seed on the road.

    Very strong arm, very mobile, feels the pressure and has the uncoachable ability to know what to do at the right time, ala Cade McNown. winiing D-I Central Section coach said Kessler was the best qb to come through the Section in a long time.

  • Anonymous

    Mike Harris doesnt have the feet or athleticism for LT.

    And Kessler doesnt have a UCLA offer. He’s not 6’2. More like 6’1

  • M

    Favre is 6′ 2″

    Drew Brees is 6’0

    Kessler 6′ 2″ 215

    Best football and best basketball player in the Central CIF

  • Coach Thom

    Coach Norm is somewhat stuck in the ‘old school’ mindset. He wants QBs to be pocket passers, at least 6’5″ (or taller), have a cannon arm, and do what Norm tells him. No dual-threat, creative QB will be brought into UCLA as long as Norm is here.

  • Fan

    Cade McNown 6’1″ 210 lbs

  • Mr Football

    Doug Flutie is 5′ 10″ 180

    He was pretty good.

  • Mark

    Cannon arm? Leinart didn’t have a cannon arm despite being tall.