"That they're not coached very well," Tedford said. "That falls on me. We're going to work hard to get back on track. We're going to get back to the basics because right now we're not good enough."Tedford has what it takes to be a head coach. He is a leader. He's also articulate. Have you heard his interviews? Unlike Dorrell, he can actually speak intelligently.
Our Rose Bowl seats are in the alumni/donor section. One of our kids couldn't make it to the UCLA-CAL game so I sold the ticket online. A CAL fan purchased it. His words: "UClA deserves better. UCLA is a fine institution with a wonderful athletic program. UCLA deserves a better coach. Why do you have someone so inferior coaching your football team?" Good question.
When taking into consideration the desired qualities of a head coach, one must remember that an insightful leader is necessary. Dorrell lacks insight of himself and his team. He does not have the makings of a good head coach.
Did you know that he kept the fact that Olson had a concussion a secret until it leaked out? Why? Then, poor Pat Cowan was literally tossed out onto the field with a bad knee, over and over. Then, he received a concussion and then a collapsed lung. There is no doubt that he should not be playing the rest of the season and yet, Dorrell says there is a possibility. If I were Cowan's mother, I'd yank him away faster than you can say DUMP DORRELL.
2007 is going to be proclaimed as the year of the mystery quarterback. Reach into the closet, grab someone, throw him out on the field and see what he can do. If that doesn't work, you can always run the ball up the middle.
Mediocrity is not acceptable, ever.
Let's hope we "duck" a loss at the next game.