Continuing a week of healing and rebuilding on campus, the LAT reports that former (say it with me... ffffforr-- sorry) UCLA Football head coach Karl Dorrell has elected not to lead the Bruins in their December rematch vs. Brigham Young in the 2007 Pioneer Vision Las Vegas bowl... opening the door for defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker's head coaching debut.When he fired Dorrell on Monday, athletic director Dan Guerrero said he would let him decide whether he wanted to coach the Bruins' last game of the year, Dec. 22 against BYU.
Dorrell said Tuesday he thinks it is in the team's best interest if he doesn't show up. He says he doesn't want to take any attention away from his former players.
That's doing it right. Hopefully, with a slate of other, very well qualified coaches on the interview docket, this should be a fun (if not fairly interesting) game for Bruin fans as Walker takes his turn at the helm.
Hopefully, I speak for everyone in the Bruin family when I say, "Good luck, Coach."