That Karl Dorrell's failure as a coach is in not being able to adapt to changing conditions or to modify his pre-concieved ideas to match a completely different reality. Two cases in point 1)He complains that it has taken time to get the boys to be able to implement his complex offense. And (2)he pointed out that alot of his best players are redshirting. These two situations alone will bring the downfall of an otherwise competent coach. In the first case, making your offense too difficult for some of the brightest athletes in America is simply idiotic. This is not the NFL. Players do not have all day, every day to focus on football. The O-line scheme is over the top. Players make it clear that they have struggled all along to grasp it. Players have told me that, after Tevaga, the three best one on one blockers in drills are not playing at all.(Bennett is the best in drills on the team).
In the second case, having your best players redshirting is just plain stupid. If it results in being fired -he brought it on himself. Play for now, we have no idea what tomorrow brings.
Anytime you have your best athletes cooling their heels while they learn your overly sophisticated system or letting seniors get their chance- you're just looking for trouble. It is no wonder so many of the boys over the years head to other schools.
Bruin fans are aware of the boys riding the pine, a variety of all-state, all-americans, even a national athlete of the year. Figure out why they sit and you'll know why Karl's on thin ice.