ESPN will be airing a documentary by Morgan Spurlock (director of Super Size Me), titled The Dotted Line. It features the ex-agent Josh Luchs, who was profiled in SI last fall, and who has a history with some UCLA players.
The new documentary is about agents and college football, and as an example of flimsy oversight, Luchs chooses to make his point by singling out UCLA.
I saw the video at SportsByBrooks' site. Brooks takes the clip apparently as how Luchs, Spurlock, and ESPN is presenting it--as a dramatic example of the lack of oversight of college football programs. Anyone familiar with the UCLA campus might see it as something else.
In the clip, we see Luchs driving in his Mercedes. He's going down Le Conte avenue, and points down to Westwood Blvd., saying that is the entrance to UCLA. Well, yes, it is, but it isn't the only one. Luchs then turns left and heads up Gayley to Strathmore, then turns up Charles E. Young drive and then goes onto a service road by the training rooms, LATC, and Spaulding. He makes it seem as if this is some brazen act, demonstrating how colleges (in this case, UCLA) are doing nothing to stop agents from having contact with players.
I'd be saying this even if he was doing it about U$C--this is really Mickey Mouse. I may agree with his bigger point. But driving your car next to a building at a college campus, a public one at that? B.F.D. Pharmaceutical companies may have undue influence over some medical researchers, but showing a pharma rep parking next to a research lab isn't a smoking gun, and neither is Luchs driving his car (nice of him to point out to everyone just what type of Mercedes he has) next to the training center (for all we know, this could have been filmed on a weekend!).
Brooks writes on Twitter that the clip presents a problem for Dan Guerrero, and it seems like this is the angle that some will spin this clip as. Guerrero has lots of problems...this ain't one.