From the diaries. GO BRUINS. -N
I cannot believe the steaming load of crap that these guys unload on an ignorant public.
Nestor has coined the a phrase describing the MSM devoted to anointing De Wayne Walker as the best man for the UCLA head coaching position. He calls them "sedated traditional media" -- an appropriate characterization as I have ever heard. One of the members of this august group devotes part of his column to this subject. Here's Mark Whicker's lead item from this morning's OC Register (emphasis added):
Walker coaching in bowl game is risky
For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction, even in sports:
Action: Defensive coordinator De Wayne Walker will be UCLA's interim coach for the Las Vegas Bowl.
Reaction: This is not what you do if you really want to hire Walker, who has the confidence of the players and the L.A. recruiting connections. UCLA is faced with beating Brigham Young for the second time -- yes, Karl Dorrell did have a good moment or two. The Cougars have improved since then and the Bruins haven't and the Cougars have motivation, always key to winning a bowl.
If Walker loses, most of the UCLA hounds will be howling for a new man. How long DumpDewayne.com? A victory, of course, makes Walker a lead candidate, which would dovetail nicely with the fact that he's the best man for the job. So this is UCLA's most significant bowl since the Rose Bowl nine years ago.Where to start?
Another typical MSM setup for Walker. But it appears that Whicker offers him as the "best man for the job" and destroys his candidate at the same time. Firstly, by inference, Whicker suggests that UCLA has not improved since the second game of the season, predating the Utah, Notre Dame, and Wazzou debacles. If this is so, then Walker must have been complicit in this team's development. He certainly was complicit in -- and can be held accountable for -- the pathetic performance of his defense in those games and, as such, cannot be the best man for the job.
Either you are part of the problem or part of the cure. How can Walker be both?
Also implicit in Whicker's column is his assertion that UCLA is not motivated. I wonder how he knows this? Was he at the few practices that Walker has conducted during his nascent career as head coach? Did he see Walker's players sleep-walking through drills? If so, then clearly Walker cannot motivate his people and is not the best man for the job. If Whicker wasn't there, then he is full of Coca-Cola gas.
Also, I wonder if Whicker was acquainted with the rumor that Walker was considered a second-tier candidate for WSU? They reportedly have hired Wulff to replace Doba and did not even give Walker the consideration of an interview. I guess that speaks volumes about who Whicker considers as the "best man for the job".
Sure glad there's BN to scrape away all of this Bravo Sierra emitted by the sedated traditional media. I read these clowns and laugh at what they foist off on the public as inside dope.