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Another Interview of Guerrero

I had never heard of the Bruin Standard Online until Wednesday, but the November issue has an interview with Dan Guerrero.

He says in the interview, "There was an article in the Orlando Sentinel last year that analyzed all the admissions criteria for athletes of each school in the country. And that analysis is broken down by conference. They rate the criteria from 1-10. The 10s are the Ivys, Rice. The 9s are Northwestern, Stanford. Your 8s are UCLA. Your 7s are Notre Dames. Your 6s are Cal."

He also says, "The misconception that we did not cast the net broadly in our football search is clearly wrong. The fact that the media only know about a few individuals is not indicative of how exhaustive that whole process was."

I find it hard to believe that athletes have a harder time getting into UCLA than Cal. It sounds like another excuse for an abyssmal football program.

But it's an interesting interview. At another point, Guerrero says, "When I was in school, it was in the middle of the Vietnam War. Students were activists. You had the brown berets at Campbell Hall. You had Bill Walton leading a lot of the protests of the war. Angela Davis was at Royce Hall with her first lecture after declaring her political stance. It was a vibrant, exciting time. And you couple those dynamics with the desire to compete and to play with the best and to play against the best -- for me, it was in baseball -- was really exciting. I can't see the world at UCLA from the filter of the student now. I'm looking at it from a different filter. But the fraternities were not dry in those times, so there were hellacious parties. You don't see that anymore. There clearly was a different vibe, a different dynamic in those days. I'm not saying it's any less exciting now, but I do know what it was then. It was pretty special."

The URL for the interview is  http://www.bruinstandard.com/interview.shtml

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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