Ben Howland Remains Interested In USC

We hear former UCLA coach Ben Howland has informed some influential (wealthy) USC donors that he is interested in the Trojans basketball job, which was then conveyed to the USC administration.

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  • m00t

    Dear god please no.

    • ThaiMex

      You’ve CERTAINLY hired WORSE in the past and you could do worse than Howland this time around. However….I understand your concern. SUCks “student” athletes are rarely properly desciplined for their dumb behavior and Ben is pretty much a “BY THE BOOK” kind of guy. CBH is probably toooo ethical for LIMBO U.
      fit on torgans…

      • m00t

        1. We’ve obviously hired worse. That doesn’t make him a great choice. That’s like saying, “our last coach was Karl Dorrell, Neuheisel is a fantastic choice!”.
        2. About the whole discipline thing – are you just going to ignore that whole Nelson Reeves thing?
        3. Discipline doesn’t necessarily equate to ethical behavior. Nazis were very disciplined.

        • Joe Blow

          Fucla can’t find anybody

  • Ben Doverz

    Why not? He’s the perfect bookend to Kiffin, two absolute a-holes.

    • m00t

      I’d have to see his wife before I can make any such judgement.

  • Charles Bucket

    looks like C-Buck may be RIGHT AGAIN!!!

  • Bru-Crew_UCLA

    Take him, he’s all yours. He lost his L.A. mojo. Most high school coaches in the area are steering their players away from him. That should be a match made in heaven for a BB team that’s less relevant than the student body flash mob hacky sack team.

    • m00t

      I love these posts that are all ‘YOUR TEAM IS THE WORST TEAM EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TIME’.

      Then how did you lose to us?

      • Bru-Crew_UCLA

        Ben Howland

        • m00t


    • Joe Blow

      A lot of top notch coaches obviously think Fucla is as well. Who will dump on the bRuins next? ROFLMAO

    • Joe Blow

      You’re a stooge. Hahaha

  • Rick Loomis

    I’d rather hire some other ex-UCLA coaches before Ben, like Lavin or Larry Brown.

  • Golden Trojan

    Hey if Karreem doesn’t get the UCLA job maybe Haden will hire him instead.

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    Slow, hard to watch basketball, timeouts after our own made baskets, running off a top recruit or two every year, surly disposition:
    Sign me up!

  • rusoviet

    Yeah then again i can’t wait for the ‘family feud’ when Jabbar -Alcindor’s request to be the bel-airians new men’s BB coach is denied then again maybe it will go the other way for an even bigger laugh.

    eight clap time – -
    clap clap clap clap
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    You – clap clap clap clap
    Clowns – clap clap clap clap
    Lost – clap clap clap clap
    Again – clap clap clap clap

    You Clowns Lost A-gain gain gain gain! Go Kareem!

  • Joe Blow

    The bRuins should go after bRuinRob! He just took his YMCA Boys Team (9years old and under) to the finals of the Boy’s Club Sandusky Tournament. Unfortunately, they were blown away.

  • Dino Marconi

    Howland would be perfect for USC, but I don’t have confidence that whoever is in charge of recruiting the BB coach is enlightened enough to hire him.

  • JayJR

    Dear Pat Haden,

    Please just hire this guy so we all can move on. Howland makes the most sense unless you like being used as a pawn by hot coaches a other schools to get their AD to improve their contracts.

  • Gilligan

    This would be a BAD hire. If the SI article is true, he can’t recruit Southern Cali and why flush the BB program more into the toilet. I would prefer Floyd over Howland. I still say USC should make history by hiring Cheryl Miller.