I have been enjoying the video segments Jon Gold and Sam Strong (Daily Bruin reporter and Gold's wingman on Inside UCLA) have been putting together, talking up UCLA football. It is pretty apparent these two enjoy talking about football and make the best out of covering a terribly dysfunctional football program (no other way to describe the UCLA program now).
After the Arizona game Jon and Sam recorded their segment from a McDonalds at Indio. It's a two part video segment (worth watching in entirety). It's the first min of second video that got my attention.
Jon mentioned a very interesting quote from Randal Carroll saying:
"Not everyone was into the game ... as usual"
That is crazy. Remember this was a game in which the Bruins (coaches and players) came in talking about "being in the race" for a Pac-12 divisional championship.
Gold also mentioned how some UCLA players were "kind of brawling" and "pushing and shoving each other". That is consistent with what Peter Yoon apparently reported in a local radio show in LA:
He said on the radio last night that there is group of players who are anti-Neu and the team leaders are trying to keep everything in order, but now they are being overrun by the larger group of disgruntled players.
These are reporters we generally trust and this is extremely disturbing.
If the information above is true, UCLA should be making immediate changes at the top of our dysfunctional program. It's embarrassing and unacceptable.
It is extremely disappointing that immediate changes were not made after Thursday's debacle. It only reinforces a culture of zero accountability and further strengthens the case for wholesale regime change at UCLA.