Weekly Q&A — 2/9/13 Answers

Q: With no clearly dominant team in NCAA basketball this year, the Bruins could possibly make a deep run into the tourney. Lets say they win it all (I know, I know), but lets just say they do. What becomes of the fan base that is so discordant?

A: Celebrate? I can’t imagine a national title not dissolving virtually all criticism. Bill Walton might even buy Ben Howland a round.

Q: Shouldn’t Xavier Su’a Filo be considered the starting left tackle next year? He started at LT his freshman season and was great. And with one year under his belt after his Mormon mission, I think he would be ready to anchor the O-line.

A: Xavier Su’a-Filo is arguably the best lineman in the Pac-12 and could play pretty much anywhere, but yes, a move back to left tackle could be ideal. Whether or not it happens likely depends on how the rest of the linemen perform through camp, particularly the seven incoming freshmen. Alex Redmond and Caleb Benenoch — or another name — could potentially lock down guard spots.

Q: I’m intrigued by Malcolm Jones’ alleged willingness to return as a walk-on. Continue reading

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