Draft Daily Bruin Ad - Your Thoughts

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Below is the draft ad copy we are going to use for the Daily Bruin ad.  We are still waiting to hear from some contributors, but most contributors have agreed to have their donations used for the ad so we should have enough to meet the cost.  Some have declined and we have refunded their donations. A couple of people have made donations since last weekend to add to the total.  If you are one of the contributors that still has not responded please contact us.   Here is a draft of the copy that will go to the DB Tuesday (it may be too long), fire away with your thoughts:

"UCLA is officially the worst-coached team in America."

Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel

Open letter to Dan Guerrero and Gene Block

It is time to end our football program's commitment to mediocrity. It is time to make a coaching change and hire a proven, successful, experienced head coach to lead our football team.  For the last 2 decades UCLA football fans have experienced very few seasons that we can be proud of.  We have hired 2 successive coaches with no head coaching experience and with little significant assistant coaching experience. The results are predictable and clear - we are a mediocre program run by mediocre coaches.

Although we saw record season ticket sales this year due to the Notre Dame game, if you retain Karl Dorrell for another year we will be sure to lose a significant amount of fans and the revenues they bring ... revenues that we all know our other athletic teams depend on to achieve the unparalleled success of 100 national championships.

We should look no further than our own experience at UCLA to find solutions. Our successes at UCLA in the 2 major college sports, football and basketball, show us that hiring inexperience most often fails us (Barnes, Farmer, Hazzard, Toledo, Lavin and Dorrell).  Our experience also shows us that our greatest successes at UCLA in both sports have come when he hired proven, winning, experienced head coaches (Wooden, Sanders, Prothro, Rodgers, Brown, Harrick and Howland).  Vermeil was the exception and Donahue had mixed results.

The question Bruin fans ask is: What commitment do Murphy Hall and Morgan Center have to excellence in football? It is the main topic of discussion in the papers, on the radio, and on the internet. We can assure you that if we continue in our current direction UCLA football will lose too many fans for a very long time that will not only hurt our football program it will also hurt all our athletic programs.  We urge you to make the right choice for our football program and athletic department - make a Commitment to Excellence. Replace Karl Dorrell with a proven, winning, experienced head coach.

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<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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