These are good days to be a Bruin fan.
Our basketball program is back where it belongs. Hope is back in the world of UCLA football. UCLA baseball is on a steady rise. Rest of our powerhouse athletic programs are humming along. Things are good. For this Dan Guerrerro deserves a ton of credit. He will get lots more once we start to getting a total picture on the Neuheisel era in next few years.
Yes we still have issues to address such as the renovation of Pauley Pavillion, which we are keeping an eye on. But I still have hope that DG and his staff will do what they can to move that process along. We will see. Still don't have a lot of things to be concerned about these days about actions taking place in Morgan Center.
Until today when Morgan Center announced Pete Dalis as a member of the 2008 Hall of Fame Class. The rest of the 2008 inductees are Traci Arkenberg, women's soccer; Leah Homma, gymnastics; Kurt Krumpholz, men's swimming/water polo; Robert Seaman, men's track & field; Jackie Tobian-Steinmann, women's golf coach; Eric Turner, football; and Todd Zeile, baseball (official release here).
But someone answer me this question.
How can Peter Dalis be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame after hiring an incompetent fool who methodically destroyed the greatest program in the history of college basketball and failed to do anything about it?
How can Peter Dalis be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame for after botching one major head coaching searches after another resulting in the embarrassment of 1988 (when UCLA's name was bandied around infront of the entire nation before settling on Jim Harrick) or the one from 1994 when he conducted a joke football head coaching search by settling on Bob Toledo?
During Dalis's tenure UCLA's two major program continued to slid downhill resulting in the dark years of Lavin and Toledo with no end in sight.
So why did UCLA induct Peter Dalis into our athletic hall of fame?